Have you found yourself staying home AND trying to continue school work? We get it. We’re doing it too. Add a little bit of cheer to your math lessons by making a DIY Abacus using, GET THIS-- a cheap Dollar Store Canvas.

It’s easy, cost effective, and you can either use up leftover stock you have OR you can order our appropriately named Abacus beads 😉. Only have a tiny canvas? No problem, we have Mini Abacus beads too! We could only fit 7 rows of beads on our frame, but it does the trick for the little ones!

Supplies Needed:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Follow the images of our picture tutorial below as your instructions! Make sure your holes are spaced the same on each side of your canvas frame so your string sits straight. Happy math-ing! Or just happy crafting…


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We can’t wait to see you try this tutorial! Tag us with your beautiful creations using the hashtag #createdwithcarasupply


- the girls



**The products, materials, and supplies sold by Cara & Co. Silicone Craft Supply are intended for use by adults and should never be left unattended with a child.

***Small objects and beads can present choking hazards to young children. Never leave a child unattended with beads or other products. Always dispose of any damaged product. No product is completely indestructible, and fully formed teeth could potentially damage product if chewed aggressively, so responsible attentiveness is needed for any user or purchaser. Customers should always inspect and monitor their products, discontinuing use at the first sight of damage.

****Once our products have been sold and shipped to our customers, Cara & Co Silicone Craft Supply Inc., waives all responsibility and liability from the use of our products. Customers are responsible that their final products made from our supplies meet the appropriate safety requirements for their region. Our buyers understand that by purchasing our products or using suggestions from the above tutorial, the buyer assumes any and all responsibility and liability for the use of the products.

*****Cords, clasps and pacifier clips are not intended to be chewed on and may present choking hazards.

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