By Linda from Stony Creek, NY
You might try making your own polymer clay beads. You can usually get the clay (Fimo, Sculpey, Premo, etc.) for about $1 each in many bright colors and there are numerous web sites to tell you how to use it. Just google polymer clay instructions.
Newspaper beads are great for painting when dry. Pages from magazines can be rolled and cut into whatever length of beads you want. Sometimes they are so colorful you only need to spray them with acrylic sealer. You can use any paper product, even toilet paper can be gotten wet and molded like clay for beads. Look on the internet and you can fine numerous ideas about making paper beads.
These have instructions, and there are some videos you can watch, just search for 'make paper beads'
Sounds like you are going to have some great projects! Old magazines are great for making the beads, because of all the colors.
Best of luck to you!
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