Rainy Day Craft: Paper Beads

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This rainy day craft idea is brought to you by Melissa & Doug , written by our Blog Ambassador Allison McDonald.

Every the sunniest summer has the odd rainy day. To brighten days like these, all you need is a great indoor craft! So sit down and get in from the rain with this fun paper bead craft.  We chose to make bracelets but you can make a necklace, key chains, lanyards and more with these easy paper beads.

Rainy day craft: paper beads craft for kids

Every the sunniest summer has the odd rainy day. To brighten days like these, all you need is a great indoor craft! So sit down and get in from the rain with this fun paper bead craft.  We chose to make bracelets but you can make a necklace, key chains, lanyards and more with these easy paper beads.

You will need some great thin paper. Origami paper is a perfect choice. If you want to color your paper to make cool patterns, do it! Creativity is what crafts are all about.  You will also need a glue stick , scissors and either yarn, ribbon or a pipe cleaner to thread your beads onto. Pipe cleaners are perfect for bracelets.

Art Suplies for Paper Beads Craft for Kids

Start by choosing the paper and coloring it if you want. Then cut it into long triangles.

Rainy day craft: paper beads craft for kids

Put a little glue on the colorful side of the wide end. Then start rolling, with the glue side out.

Glue the inside of the small end, finish rolling, then hold the end in place for 30 seconds. That should be long enough for the glue to make a good connection. If your paper is having trouble sticking, grab a few clothespins and pop them on for 5 minutes.

Rainy day craft: paper beads craft for kids

After you have rolled the beads . . .

Rainy day craft: paper beads craft for kids

. . . make them into a friendship bracelet, necklace or anything else!

Rainy day craft: paper beads craft for kids

Earth artwork and an equally amazing summer memory!


Allison from NoTimeForFlashCards.comAllison McDonald is founder and editor of No Time For Flash Cards. She has been teaching children in various capacities since 1993, so she has done her share of crafts, songs and circle times! Her son’s birth brought her home, and her love of teaching and helping other parents sparked the idea for No Time for Flash Cards. Early-childhood education is her passion . . . her heart belongs to the little guys! Get to know Allie and see her creative kids’ crafts and educational activities on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.

Comments

  1. THIS is a great Earth Day craft! :) I’m pinning it! :) ~Honey