Galactic Hot Dogs
 
|

Paper Beads

Materials

  • Paper—construction paper, wallpaper or magazine pages
  • Round toothpicks or nails
  • Glue
  • String or yarn
  • Shellac, paint, or felt tip markers
Directions

  1. Begin by cutting the paper into straight and triangular strips. The width, length, and shape of the strip determine the size and shape of the bead.
  2. Experiment and see what shapes you like.
  3. Cover one side of the paper strip with glue, then place the toothpick or nail at one end.
  4. Use a toothpick if you want to put the bead on string, use a nail if you want to string the bead on yarn.
  5. Roll tightly into a compact bead.
  6. Remove the toothpick or nail before the bead dries.
  7. Let the bead dry thoroughly before adding coloring and shellac (shellac darkens the color of the bead).
  8. String the beads in a design you like.
Note: These make nice gifts and would be a fun project at a party.
|

From 365 Smart After-School Activities by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

Buy the book at www.amazon.com.


highlights

Top 10 Sweet 16 Birthday Gifts
Your daughter's sweet 16 is a big milestone in her life. Celebrate this special occasion with one of these top gifts for girls turning 16.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, brought to you by Galactic Hot Dogs.

Printable Lists of the Top 100 Baby Names
Need help with baby name ideas? Use our printable list of the top 100 girl names and top 100 boy names of 2015 to help you brainstorm and narrow down your favorites.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Wondering what to do now that you've signed your child up for kindergarten? Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks