Making homemade threading beads really is simple. All you need is a good stick, a few tools and a bit of patience. The end result looks great and would make a wonderful handmade gift for a toddler.
First you need to collect a big stick! I found one on the ground whilst walking in the woods and it was about 3.5cm in diameter. Do make sure you jump up and down on it a bit to make sure it’s not rotten!
Then you simply saw the stick into disks, drill a hole in the middle of each disk and then sand the ends….! I didn’t do any measuring at all – for this project irregularity works well.
I didn’t treat the wood with anything as my little boy is always putting things in his mouth – you could try beeswax though if you wanted to seal the wood.