To make a Mini-Abacus, assemble the materials in your kit (available in person or contact us for info) or make your own with the following supplies:
A sheet of sticky-back craft foam
2-inch eye pins (used for beaded jewelry)
Small beads (large enough to fit on the pins)
Sticky-back pin fastenings OR Toggle clasps (you only need the loop) and lanyard hooks.
Cut the craft foam into strips, the long way, just over a quarter of an inch wide. Then cut each strip into tabs 1 3/4 inch long.
Assemble your abacus according to the illustrated instructions. For a keychain decoration, press the loop from a toggle clasp onto the last cross beam before sealing. Attach to a keychain or backpack with a lanyard hook. To wear as a pin, affix the pre-glued pin to the back of the middle crossbeam.
Learn how to count and add on the abacus in Kathy's Silk Road book and programs!