Free Printable: Make Paper Beads For Handmade Holidays12:26 PM
Have you ever made your own paper beads? I never have until yesterday. What a neat project! It was very simple and my 10 year old was really intrigued with the process so, I would say it's a great project to do with kids. I created two free printables for the beads shown that you may to download and use (links below), but you may also re-purpose magazines, book pages or any paper bits you may have lying around.
Bamboo Skewer or Toothpicks
I left the finished beads on the skewer and kept rolling new beads until I filled the skewer. When they are all rolled, give the beads a final coat of Mod Podge to seal them taking care not to glue to the bead to the skewer. Slide them off the skewer, and allow the bead to dry. If using toothpicks instead, you would be able to roll one bead per toothpick.
When the beads are dry, you can string them into jewelry!