Time to Make
Adult Supervision Needed
How to Make
- Choose your patterned paper designs from the pack. Cut small, tapered rectangles from the sheets – each rectangle will be a bead, so cut as many as you think you are going to need.
- Take a rectangle and roll around the narrow handle of a paintbrush, starting with the widest end first. Keep rolling (keeping the paper rolled as tightly as possible as you go) then add a dab of PVA glue to the tapered end and press to keep in place. Hold for a few seconds to ensure it’s secure.
- Once dry, slip the bead off the paintbrush and pinch lightly to make sure it’s secure. Repeat this process for each bead until you have enough for your bracelet – we used six.
- Cut a length of elastic to fit your wrist, then feed on the paper beads, alternating with coloured plastic beads. Tie the ends in a knot, making sure the bracelet is wide enough to fit over your hand – then dab the knot with a little PVA to secure it. Leave to dry to finish.
You can add a coat of varnish to your paper beads to toughen them up and add a little extra sheen.