Bead Fun Patch Program®
2″ Embroidered Iron-On Patch.
This 2″ iron-on embroidered patch is part of our patch program®.
Beads have been around for centuries. They are considered to be one of the earliest forms of currencies. Explore bead projects with your troop to earn this Bead Fun patch.
Suggestions for how younger girls can earn the Bead Fun patch::
- Gather your pony beads and a cord for stringing. Shoelaces work good, or you can or make your own stringing cord by using yarn or other cord and rolling the ends in tacky glue or wrapping tape around the ends.
- Print our bead pattern worksheet. Fill out the worksheet with your available pony bead colors. Using markers or crayons, color the chart beads to represent the colors you have. Use the same colors and design two different bead patterns.
- Follow the first pattern and string the beads onto your prepared cord.
- Challenge a friend to do the second pattern.
- Make a necklace or bracelet out of your strung beads.
Suggestions for how pre-teens and tweens can earn the Bead Fun patch:
- Learn what types of material beads are made from and what kind of stringing materials can be used.
- Beads and cord are measured in millimeters. Look at several different types of beads and cord. What size are they?
- Make a project using beads such as a piece of jewelry, a hair accessory or weaving beads into an animal.
Suggestions for how teens can earn the Bead Fun patch:
- Learn about tools used for beaded jewelry.
- Make a budget for beaded jewelry making.
- Complete a beaded project. There are many techniques you can use without purchasing special tools. Take a look at some of these ideas:
Caribbean Foot Jewelry
Safety Pin Bracelet
Serving with Smiles is a kid-powered organization that helps children in need in the United States and around the world. They provide everything from simple toys like beaded geckos to school supplies and clothing. Many of the items are handmade. You can help out at their location in Utah, or work by yourself at home individually or with your group. You can get a free pattern for geckos from DIYtoDonate.com.