Things to Make

Newspaper Beads

Gorgeous beads made from newspaper…go here for the tutorial.
Step #1 – Gather a small pile of newspapers from the recycling basket.
Step #2 – Rip the paper into small pieces
Step #3 – Put the pieces of newspaper in a large stock pot
Step #4 – Pour enough boiling water over the paper to cover
Step #5 – Allow to sit for an hour or so
Step #6 – Stir the paper to help break it down a bit
Step #7 – Drain as much water out of the paper as you can
Step #8 – Add enough glue to the paper to help it hold together in a ball shape (any glue that is clear when dry – such as Elmer’s, or PVA)
Step #9 – Roll the paper into round balls being sure to squeeze out as much moisture as you can while rolling (you can make any size you would like)
Step #10 – Let them dry for a few days – rolling them every several hours – until they are completely dry

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