Create colorful paper beads from supplies around the house! Turn them into an art project, jewelry or even a keychain.
Video tutorial: EP Paper Bead Tutorial by scrappycanuck on YouTube
Start by cutting your paper into strips – you’re going to need a few!
Here is an example showing which paper shapes result in which beads:
Next, roll the paper strips tightly on a skewer and glue down the end of the paper (so that it will stick to itself).
Cover the outside of the bead in Modge Podge or clear fingernail polish to seal them.
Once the bead is dry, you can remove it from the skewer. Repeat the process several times until you have enough beads for what you’d like to make.
After you finish, try to answer these questions about your project:
String your beads, make a keychain, or use them to create an art piece! When you’re done, share what you made with us.
Share, share and share! Take a screenshot of your project and send it to us!
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