We have lots of parties at our house. Tea parties, birthday parties for favorite friends (like White Bunny or Mama Cat), 'adoption day' parties... whatever Maddie comes up with. Often times that means making lots of party hats and new jewelry.
The first thing to do is to choose the colors of your string and beads. We use a lot of pink around here! Plastic lacing works really well for this project, as they're sturdy and easy for little hands to handle.
About 4" or 5" away from one edge of the lace, tie a knot big enough to keep beads from passing through. String six beads onto the other end of the string.
Pull your circle of beads small again (but not overly tight), and then place your 'middle' bead onto the string.