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Paper beads

Paper 4 - paper beadsYOU’LL NEED

  • Scrap paper (newsprint, magazines, old books)
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Beads
  • Wooden skewers
  • Thread or bead wire


  • Find heavy paper flyers or brochures with colours you like.
  • Cut long triangles about 2.5 cm wide at the base and about 30 cm long.
  • With your thumbs and forefingers, hold the base of a triangle strip to a wooden skewer.
  • Roll the triangle to about the last 2 cm of the strip. Keeping paper tightly wound, add a dab of glue then finish rolling.
  • Hold in place for about 10 seconds until glue has set. Slide the bead off the skewer.
  • When you have enough beads, string them with coordinating plastic or glass beads.

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