Saturday, February 20, 2010

Chopstick Hair Ornaments

Design your own distinctive hair decorations with a set of wooden chopsticks and a few spare craft supplies. Great for tweens.

You need: Wooden chopsticks/small handsaw or needle nose pliers/pencil sharpener /paint/wire/beads or feathers/glue

How to

Using a small handsaw or needle nose pliers, cut the tops off the chopsticks so they measure about 6 inches

Sharpen the pointed ends in a pencil sharpener and dull the points with a nail file. Paint them if you'd like

For beaded chopsticks, cut a 10 inch length of wire and center it about 1 1 /2 inches from the top of the chopstick. Wrap it tightly around the stick several times,then twist the two portions of wire together a few times. Thread beads onto the wire, bend the ends over, and clip off the excess
For feathered chopsticks, glue feathers to the top of the stick and wrap them tightly with wire.

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