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Helping Kids Philosophy Teachers

By Andrea Rothenberg


Main supplies:

  • 11 Pacon® Art Fun™ 20” holographic twists
  • Pacon® pony beads – metallic colors
  • 18” Wire stem – 18 gauge
  • Fiskars® 1/8” hole punch
  • Fiskars® diagonal cutter

    Optional supplies:
  • Twine or string for hanging
  • Basics supplies:

  • Scissors
  • Ruler
When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project. Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!


1. Lay all the holographic twists side by side on the table with the ends even. Each twist, except for one will be cut off. The first twist will remain a 20” length. Cut 1” off the end of the next (2nd) twist. Cut 2” off the 3rd twist. Cut 3” off the 4th twist. Continue along cutting off 1 more inch from each twist.
2. Use the hole punch to make a hole at each end of each twist. The hole should be about ¼” from the end. Lay the twists back down in size order.
3. Slide a pony bead onto the end of the wire stem and bend the wire up around the bead to hold it in position at the end of the wire. Beginning with the longest twist, slide it onto the wire, with the color side facing outwards. Slide a pony bead on next and then the next twist. Continue alternating pony beads and twists until all of the twists have been used. Make sure that they are all in order from longest to the shortest.
4. Slide 20 pony beads on the wire next. Then begin with shortest wire. Slide the wire through the hole. You may need to slightly bend the wire to reach the hole. Add a pony bead. Continue alternating twists and pony beads working from the shortest to the longest until all the twists are on the wire.
5. Add one more pony bead onto the end of the wire. Bend the remaining wire into a hanging loop and wrap the end around the wire to secure. Cut off any excess wire. Wrap a scrap of twist around the loop to cover the bare wire. Tie a small length of twine or string to loop for hanger.


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