Monday, July 14, 2014


My daughter spends two days a week at infusions. The Child Life Specialist at John Hopkins is very good with the kids/teens. She gives them cool crafts to help keep them occupied and for the younger children they have things like Lego's  or movies on DVD etc...

Today Fran got a cute beaded penguin which she put together in about an hour. Here's the completed project and materials you will need. It looks like this--

Here's the materials you will need to complete this little penguin--

  • 1 Metal ring
  • 18 white beads
  • 3 orange beads
  • 31 black beads
  • 4 feet of black cord


Here are some step by step pictures to show you the progress.

And of course the finished Product!

Books related to our project:


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