Introduction: Kid Friendly: a Necklace for Mom!

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A Necklace for Mom!

This is a really sweet and simple project that's perfect for young children. The best part is it's really easy, quick, fun, and all you need are a few scraps of paper, scissors, a toothpick, some thread (or dental floss), a needle, and a glue stick. The beads are made from construction paper, and are surprisingly strong and beautiful!

Materials needed:

---Several pieces of construction paper (multi-colored)
---Scissors
---A toothpick
---A gluestick
---A needle and thread

Step 1: Step 1 - Cutting

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Cut strips of construction paper, from each color, that vary in width. You can also cut out triangles, for even more bead-shape variation!

Step 2: Step 2 - Rolling

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Work with each strip (or triangle) of cut-out construction paper individually. Firmly roll the toothpick around the strip, only far enough to encircle the toothpick once or twice.

Step 3: Step 3 - Gluing

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Rub the gluestick on the remainder of the strip, while still firmly holding the toothpick in place.

Step 4: Step 4 - More Rolling

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Tightly roll the rest of the newly-glue-sticked strip around the toothpick, pressing and smoothing it down firmly as you roll.

Step 5: Step 5 - Drying

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Wait about 30 seconds for the glue to completely dry, and then pull out the toothpick - you have your pretty little bead!

Step 6: Step 6 - Repeat!

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Repeat steps 1-5 for the rest of the construction paper pieces!

Step 7: Step 7 - Stringing the Beads

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Here's the best part: stringing the beads along! Thread the needle, and string each bead alongside one another in any desired pattern. Be sure to keep the thread (or floss) long enough so that after it's tied at the end, it can easily slip over Mom's head!

Have fun! Thanks everyone for looking!!!

Comments

wilcurt (author)2009-05-25

Very good. I've made one before.

joyride46 (author)2009-05-21

Who needs construction paper? Try all that shiny "junk mail" or catalogs. Makes very colorful beads that can be glued with clear drying glue and become quite hard and shiny and very realistic/

Share310 (author)2009-05-18

Like the simplicity of this craft. Another fun site that's great for preschoolers is Ziggity Zoom ... with tons of free printables, crafts and activities.
http://www.ziggityzoom.com

jessyratfink (author)2009-05-17

Awww, I made these in elementary school. They're fun! And they keep you entertained for hours, too. Really good for kids. :)

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