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Activity 1

Activity 1 - Paper bead making


(This activity is ideal for older children as it can be a bit fiddly, although you can make larger beads for younger children to manage.  For young children, why not make some chunky beads by painting or gluing bright coloured paper to some old toilet roll tubes, then cutting it into 3 or 4 and have fun threading a giant bead necklace?)


This is a great way to use scraps of paper, old magazines and even junk mail leaflets! 


You need very few materials.  You will need:



Ruler or other straight edge


Paper (any scraps, the more colourful the better)


knitting needle, cocktail stick, or skewer

Glitter or glitter glue (optional)

String, wool or elastic


Here is a great instruction video to help you with making your beads:

Craft ideas for kids: Paper beads