Paper Beads

These beads are easy and fun to make. You use paper you would normally throw away or recycle. This activity reinforces measuring and patterning skills.
You’ll need:
A variety of paper (magazines, comics, wrapping paper, etc.)

1. Cut strips of paper measuring about 4 inches long. The width may vary from 1/2 – 1 inch depending on the size of bead you want.
2. Wrap the strip of paper snug around a pencil.
3. Glue the end of the bead.
4. Slide the bead off the pencil.
5. Make enough beads for a necklace or bracelet and string them with yarn.