DIY Paper Beads: fun, safe & pretty

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July 15, 2014
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DIY Paper Beads: fun, safe & pretty


Step 1:

Get the following materials:

  • some sheets of pretty and colorful paper;
  • a bowl (not to loose the beads);
  • some glue (whichever kind);
  • and some wooden skewer / kebab sticks.

Step 2:

  • Trace lines on your sheets of paper, to form triangles as long and pointy as possible.
  • Cut them out and lay them flat on a table.

Step 3:

With a wooden skewer, roll up each triangle of paper, starting from the larger portion of paper ... when you are half-way through each piece of paper, apply some glue to make your bead, stick and hold still.

Step 4:

Voilà! Once you have made as many pretty beads as your little heart desires, you can make jewelery (bracelets, necklaces, earings, etc.) Enjoy!


For toddlers and young children, this is a very fun and productive project to develop their fine motor skills in a safe way (perhaps, just cut the pointy part of the wooden skewers).


I found this project on many other websites, so I don't know who claims the original version, but thank you to whom ever it may be.








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