Select an old magazine or other paper product and tear out a colorful page.
Cut across the page at a slight angle to make long triangular strips. (Wider strips will create wider beads.)
Lay one strip on a flat surface, and align the pencil horizontally against the wider edge of the paper strip. Roll the paper completely around the pencil one time.
Put a thin coat of glue on the unrolled part of the strip.
Tightly roll the rest of the paper strip around the pencil. Add an extra dab of glue to secure the point of the paper to the roll.
Slide the rolled paper off the pencil.
Once the glue is dry, paint a thin layer of clear nail polish around the bead.
When the nail polish is completely dry, thread your finished beads on string to create a necklace or bracelet, or use the beads in other art projects.
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Remember to recycle any leftover paper once you’re done crafting.