Happy May to you!
In our neck of the woods, Spring brings lots of rain.
I'm not complaining,
I appreciate the coziness of a good ol' rainy day.
But the challenge can be keeping the kiddoes entertained
(aka- quiet, so you can enjoy the peaceful, cozy, rainy day)
Last week, Kaitlyn and I tried our hand at making paper beads.
This craft proved to be simple and wonderfully time consuming.
Here's what you need:
- old magazines and/or scrapbook paper
- Mod Podge and a little paint brush
All you do is cut a long triangle from your paper of choice.
We found the magazine paper made really fun and colorful beads, but if you wanted more of a single shade of color, scrapbook paper worked really well.
Roll your triangle, starting with the wide side, very tightly on a skewer.
When you get to the end, use a little glue to seal the bead closed.
Then paint on a thin layer of Mod Podge and allow to dry completely.
Be sure to take pictures of your cute kid in the process.
Once you've made a pile o' beads, you can string them up to make your jewelry of choice.
Kait and I were thrilled with the end product.
I see many more afternoons of bead making in the near future.
Hope you get a cozy rainy day to try these out with your kiddoes!