Classroom Activities—Pretty Paper Beads

Make fun, festive bracelets and necklaces from these paper beads. They're great gifts for Mother's Day or National Grandparents Day!


Step 1
For each bead, draw a triangle on the paper—each triangle should be about 5.5 inches high and almost an inch wide. Cut out the triangle.

Step 2
Make a thin line of glue down the middle. Place the toothpick at the large end of the triangle. Carefully roll the paper around the toothpick; once the bead is rolled, gently pull the toothpick out.

Step 3
After the beads are dry, thread them onto a piece of elastic thread.

Adult supervision is recommended when children use scissors.
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