This is a really sweet and simple project that's perfect for young children. The best part is it's really easy, quick, fun.
You need are a few scraps of paper, scissors, a toothpick, some thread (or dental floss), a needle, and a glue stick. The beads are made from construction paper, and are surprisingly strong and beautiful! Materials needed:
---Several pieces of construction paper (multi-colored)
---A needle and thread
Step 1: Step 1 - Cutting
Cut strips of construction paper, from each color, that vary in width. You can also cut out triangles, for even more bead-shape variation!
Step 2: Step 2 - Rolling
Work with each strip (or triangle) of cut-out construction paper individually. Firmly roll the toothpick around the strip, only far enough to encircle the toothpick once or twice.
Step 3: Step 3 - Gluing
Rub the gluestick on the remainder of the strip, while still firmly holding the toothpick in place.
Step 4: Step 4 - More Rolling
Tightly roll the rest of the newly-glue-sticked strip around the toothpick, pressing and smoothing it down firmly as you roll.
Step 5: Step 5 - Drying
Wait about 30 seconds for the glue to completely dry, and then pull out the toothpick - you have your pretty little bead!
Step 6: Step 6 - Repeat!
Repeat steps 1-5 for the rest of the construction paper pieces!
Step 7: Step 7 - Stringing the Beads
Here's the best part: stringing the beads along! Thread the needle, and string each bead alongside one another in any desired pattern. Be sure to keep the thread (or floss) long enough so that after it's tied at the end, it can easily slip over Mom's head!
Have fun! Thanks everyone for looking!