Saturday, January 29, 2011

Week 3 - Crafty Projects for Gleaners - Paper Beads

This weeks project for Gleaners is paper beads.  These beads are made from recycled magazines!  This is a fun project for kids and adults.  Follow the steps below to make your own!

Step 1 - Tear colorful pages from magazines.

Step 2 - Cut magazine pages into strips that are wider on one end than the other.  They will look like really skinny icecream cones.

Step 3 - Put craft glue the whole length of the strip of paper except for the first 1 inch on the wide side.  Roll beads up starting from the wide end.  Use a toothpick to roll them on. 

Step 4 - coat beads with a spray sealer in a well ventilated area.  Let dry and use as desired.

These make great beads to string as a necklace or bracelet.  You can dress them up by adding other beads in between. 

Hope you enjoy this weeks project and Happy Gleaning!

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