Kuku, the Cockatoo

designed by Evelyn McDermand


kuku gif image


4 1/2 yards ribbon, cord or plastic lacing
1 key ring or lanyard hook
136 white pony beads
6 gray pony beads
4 pink pony beads
1 translucent amber or yellow pony bead (for eye)
16 gray mini pony beads (for feet)
11 white mini pony beads
(for tail feathers)
Black sharpie marker or craft paint pen for drawing on eye.
1 fluffy pink feather (optional)

Special Instructions: Just pay close attention to the string paths around the feet and tail feathers. After adding the beads for the tail, (5 rows), add 1 large and 3 mini beads. Make the one tail feather, then add 1 mini. Repeat this process twice. Continue weaving back through the beads of the tail. The feet are done by adding 4 mini gray beads and going through the 3rd bead to form a toe. Add two more beads and repeat process twice. Go back through the first two gray beads and through the two large beads on the body as shown. Make another foot on the other side. If desired, insert and glue the feather in between the 4 beads of the first row, on top of the head.