Kids Crafts -
1/8-inch-wide suede shoelace
Wood beads, round and square
6x9mm plastic pony beads
Acrylic paints in light colors
Lanyard hook and a 16mm (5/8-inch) ring
How To Make It
- Cut the shoelace to fit comfortably around your pet's neck plus about 3 inches. Plan the words you want on the collar -- your pet's name or something like "My pal" or "Pet me."
- Line up the wood beads and the bell along the shoelace with a pony bead between the big pieces, but don't string them on the lace yet. Paint the wood beads. Let them dry. Write the same letter on the four solid sides of each cube so they'll appear right side up on the collar.
- String all the beads on the shoelace. Wrap one end of the shoelace around the lanyard hook and push it into the nearest bead. Attach the ring in the same way at the other end.
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