This is another very easy craft to do. I even taught this one to 6 year olds, given theirs came out loose and unique, but hey thats perfect! Each and everyone of their beads were different and they had fun and that is what it is really about.
It is also a very cheap project that allows you to get rid of some more of those magazines and newspapers you have laying around.
Everything in this project is reused from stuff that would have been thrown away, so it is basically free!
- An Old Magazine
- An Old Section of Newspaper
- Fiscars Paper Trimmer
- Glue Stick
- Recycled Electrical Wire (not shown here)
Take the magazine and angle it in the paper trimmer and cut triangular shaped strips
Continue to do this until you have finished cutting the whole page into triangular shaped strips. A second page was actually stuck to the page I was cutting so I accidently cut both, so less cutting for me. Do not worry if they are not even it is ok if they are not.
After you have all of the magazine strips cut you will want to cut up the newspaper. First you will want to cut the newspaper in half. This will make it so you are not rolling up really thick beads.
Now cut the newspaper just like you cut the magazine into triangular strips.
Once both types of strips are cut you can begin to roll them in to bi-cone shaped beads. Start with the widest end of the strip and start rolling it toward the skinny side of the strip. Note: keep the roll as tight as possible.
Once you have rolled the bead until there is only a small tab left you will want to put some glue of the tab and finish rolling up the bead.
Now you have finished the bead!
Now finish a few of each bead. I had three types orange magazine, white and blue magazine, and newspaper print.
Now that you have finished enough beads to make a bracelet grab some wire, I used the recycled electrical wire, and put the beads on the wire. Tie the wire in two over hand knots and tuck the extra wire into the beads.
You have just finished your paper bangle!