12-inch chenille stem
11mm tri-beads in red, gold, orange, and clear
Small round magnet
Cut the chenille stem in half and form an X. Wrap one stem around the center of the X twice, leaving a short length of the stem. Bend the three remaining stems to form an Indian corn shape.
String beads on each of the three long stems, alternating colors. Bend the end of each stem to secure.
Knot a piece of raffia around the short stem. Glue a magnet to the back.
SAFETY NOTE: Beads and magnets pose a hazard to children under age 3.
Copyright © 2004. Used with permission from the November 2004 issue of Parents magazine.