Learning how to teach what I never was taught (…well)

Homemade Montessori Beads ToolBox

“Mommy, why is my birthday taking so long?” Well, with the help of my homemade Montessori beads, I can answer that.

“Mommy, how much is a dollar?” (for buying toys with at the dollar store) With my Montessori beads, I can answer that too!

For the fun of it, I went ahead and made enough bead bars to create the Square of Pythagoras.  That was really cool for me to see. I look forward to having the squares and cubes completed.


Many thanks are owed to Moose Huntress, Imagine our Life and Teaching from a Tackle Box / Livable Learning for all their inspiration.

If you are looking to buy the Montessori Beads ready made and at a more affordable price then check out Livable Learning.

For the beads, wire and tools, go to Bolek’s. I chose to use 8MM Round Faceted Beads in Opaque colors except for the 10 chain which is translucent.

Colors and Numbers as represented by Bolek’s Crafts Bead Chart

10 Bead Bar is #23 Sun Gold
9 Bead Bar = #68 Opaque Royal
8 Bead Bar = #56 Opaque Brown
#7 Bead Bar = #73 Opaque White
#6 Bead Bar = #59 Opaque Lilac
#5 Bead Bar = #53 Opaque Baby Blue
#4 Bead Bar = #74 Opaque Yellow
#3 Bead Bar = #64 Opaque Pink
#2 Bead Bar = #57 Opaque Green
#1 Bead Bar = #67 Opaque Red

Instructions and quantities can be found at Moose Huntress. I am also making 9 individual thousand cubes.








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