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Creative Costumes
Designed by Candie Cooper


Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics - measuring
Visual Arts

Time Needed for Project:
1 hour plus drying time

1.25" Stainless Washer
Sakura® Permopaque® Markers
Pepperell Rexlace™
Elmer’s® Craft Bond Tacky Glue
Horizon Wood Beads
Horizon Feathers

Description: CraftBond Tacky Glue 8oz.



  1. Color the washer with Permopaque® makers.  You can make a pattern or doodle randomly.
  2. Thread the washer onto the plastic lacing and put both ends through a wood bead.
  3. Glue feathers behind the washer and into the wood bead.
  4. String more beads on each side, knotting to secure them in place.
  5. Tie necklace in a bow to close.

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