Hello again :) Today I'm sharing my fourth project in the 'Hip Hip Hooray for holidays' series.
This is something fun, easy and sweet for girls to make - how to make a paper bead and pom pom necklace.
Once you have the paper beads made (they're so fast to do) there are lots of other options to make as well and if you don't have mini pompoms, just leave them out!
♥ A couple of sheets of patterned paper, or paper scraps that you have around the home
♥ Mini pompoms from a $2 store/craft supply store. We buy a lot of these and they come in a lovely array of colours and sizes.
♥ Craft glue
♥ Darning needle or one with a nice sized eye - for the yarn to thread through.
Step 1: Cut a series of strips from your patterned paper - measuring about 15cm long and varied in width from 1cm - 3cm.
Step 2: Roughly form a point on the top of each strip.
Step 3: Next up is the rolling! Use a pen, chopstick, straw or anything that's small and circular to roll the strip around.
Step 4: Keep rolling and add some glue under the point to hold. Once the glue becomes tacky and holds the bead together, slide it gently off the pen/straw/chopstick etc.. to dry. Ours only took 10-15 minutes to dry nicely.
Step 5: Now for the fun! Cut a nice length of yarn for the necklace, pop some yarn on the needle and start threading. Alternate from bead to pompom or let your little one choose their own pattern to work with.
Step 6: Once the yarn is full of paper beads and pompoms - knot the end and enjoy :)
You can also make lots of other fun things - hair ties, headbands, bracelets, anklets and pretty bunting to hang up in the bedroom.
Don't forget to pop over to Tamar's blog and peek at her fabulous tutorial for today!