Kids have been making pony bead crafts for many, many years. I don’t really know the origin, but according to one source pony beads got their name because they were originally delivered via the Pony Express. Of course, back then they were still made of glass. I don’t’ know when pony beads went from glass to plastic, but what I do know is that you can buy them inexpensively, in lots of different colors and textures, and you can make all sorts of things from them! Two favorite supplies among children are pipe cleaners and yarn they are easy to string the beads onto. They can make animals, jewelry, wind chimes and tons more. Here are some of our favorites.
- Pony Bead Fish
- Egg Carton Jellyfish
- Melted Bead Accessories
- Lasting Friendship Bracelet
- Plastic Bead Bowl
- Beaded Pumpkin Jack-o-lantern Ornaments
- Snow White Crown
- Cardboard Tube Beaded Butterfly
- Pony Bead Suncatcher
- Beaded Phone Number Bracelet
Pony beads aren’t the only type of bead of course. We have over 260 bead crafts using a variety of different beads too!