Hi there! So sorry for my recent lack of posts…I was in a jello fog for a couple of weeks recovering from a tonsillectomy. Fun times! But don’t worry, we escaped creative withdrawal by making these colorful paper beads (so that my little one can make her own super cool jewelry):
Scrapbook paper (any paper will do)
Matte Mod Podge
Pencil/marker/dowel/toothpick(for tighter beads)
First, I used a ruler and ripped scrapbook paper into triangular strips. I like the look of torn edges.
Using a marker, pencil or dowel... roll paper around marker one time (without glue). Then brush Mod Podge on remaining paper and continue rolling out the strip. Slip the rolled paper off marker, apply coat of Mod Podge and set aside to dry. This was fun for the kids and kept them busy. You can make smaller beads if you wrap a toothpick. The marker gave us penne sized tubes which made it easier for my little ones to string them with yarn.