You will need
Large beads 18 (I have used 10mm beads here)
Small beads 28 (i have used 6mm beads here)
string (for beading)
thin string or thin fishing wire for moving limbs (fishing wire works best, I have used cotton thread for this turorial so you can see where the strings go).
This is easiest to make if you have a 'volunteer hand' (ie someone who can help you by holding up the puppet while you work on it).
Step 1: Making the head
Tie a knot leaving equal lengths of string either side of the knot. (see picture)
Thread two beads on one of the ends of string and attach it to the opposite side string (see picture)
Repeat with the other end of string and tie ends of string together.
Step 2: Neck
Then take another seperate 30cm length of string.
Tie this string to the other string (so now you have 4 strings coming out of puppet).
Step 3: Arms
These will be the arms.
On one arm thread 3 small beads then 1 large bead then 3 small beads.
Then tie a knot.
When tying the knot remember that this puppet needs to move so do not tie it too close to the beads (leave a couple of mm)
Then get 2 extra short pieces of string and tie them to the end of the arm (fingers)
Repeat on the other side.
Trim the fingers.
Step 5: Legs
Tie a knot (around the bead this time).
Again make sure the knot is not too tight up against the beads (need room for movement of limb).
Beadman is born.