A few weeks ago I saw a girl at work making something interesting during her down time. When I asked her what she was doing she said, “I’m making paper beads. You’ve never heard of paper beads?!?” Nope, I had never heard about them nor had I seen them until that day.
- Magazine pages (or similar paper)
- Something to cut strips with (scissors work fine but they take a long time)
- Glue (preferably glue sticks)
- Pencil for little kids or a q-tip for older kids
Step 2) Spread glue over one side of a paper strip. Which ever side you spread the glue on will be the side that shows on the bead.
For smaller beads you can use a q-tip with one of the heads cut off. The smaller beads ended up to be bit hard for my girls to make but Nutty preferred stringing the smaller beads on smaller string. The larger beads made with the pencil were perfect for Tottie to string on a larger, thicker string.
Step 4) Gently pull the bead off of the pencil or the q-tip and allow to dry.
Step 5) You can stop at step 4 or you can coat the beads in clear nail polish or modge podge to make them stronger and last longer.
Step 6) String and enjoy!
Do you kids like stringing beads? Have you ever made your own?