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Paper Beads - Project #6

Time: 1 Class Period
Difficulty: Easy
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Patterned Paper
Glue Stick
Yarn or Plastic Lace
Scissors (Decorative Scissors Optional)
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Make your own paper beads using art straws and craft paper!


  • Step 1
    Cut a sheet of patterned into triangles that are 11" long by 2" wide at the base.
    Step 2
    Cut the Artstraws into 2" long pieces.
  • Step 3
    Glue the 2" end of the paper triangle onto the 2" Artstraw with the glue stick.
    Step 4
    Roll the paper all the way around the straw to make the bead.
    Step 5
    Glue the point of the paper onto the rest of the bead.
  • Step 6
    Finish by stringing the beads onto yarn or plastic lace and double knot.
    Optional Tip 1
    Use wavy or jagged edged scissors to cut out the paper triangles for a more unique looking bead.
    Optional Tip 2
    Shorten or lengthen the width of the paper and straws for different sizes of beads.
    Optional Tip 3
    Varnish or lacquer the beads to make them more permanent.

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