1. Pipe Cleaners (in teddy bear colors)
2. Wooden Beads (of various sizes)
6. Glue* (optional for keeping arms, tail, and ribbon secure)
Select two beads of similar size and coloring from your stack and pull out two of the same colored pipe cleaners. Note: I’ve found that the mid-sized wooden beads work best. The small ones are harder for little hands to do but they can still be used if you wish to make one. The really large ones need glue otherwise the holes in the center are too big to hold in the arms and tail by friction and pressure alone.
Slide your beads onto both pipe cleaners. Make sure you have about an inch and half at the top to make your ears. You can go smaller or larger depending on how big or small your beads are. 1 1/2 inch works best for the mid-sized beads.
Begin curling down the pipe cleaners at the top until you make a nice little spiral. Stop when you hit the top of the beads. Repeat for the second ear.