Canku Ota Logo

Canku Ota

Canku Ota Logo

(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


February 22 , 2003 - Issue 81


pictograph divider


Newspaper Beads


Mary Ann from Bright Ring Publishing, Inc., has generously allowed us to share some of her art and craft ideas with you. You can find more activities on her site at


  • sheets of newspaper or magazine
  • toothpicks
  • glue
  • scissors
  • yardstick
  • pencil
  • darning needle
  • nylon thread or cord
  1. Mark off 1" intervals all the way down the left side of the newspaper page with the yardstick.
  2. Now mark the other side, beginning 1/2" from the top. Then continue to mark 1" intervals on this side, all the way down the page.
  3. Connect each left hand mark with two opposite ones with yardstick to make triangles.
  4. Cut out the triangles.
  5. Place a toothpick across the wide end, and wind the paper 2 or 3 times tightly onto the toothpick.
  6. Hold the paper in place and glue inside strip. Wind up until point is securely glued.
  7. Remove toothpick and let bead dry.
  8. Make about 10 beads.
  9. Thread beads onto a piece of nylon thread or cord. Tie ends.
  10. Wear as a necklace!


  1. Alternate newspaper beads with wooden beads or beads saved from broken jewelry.
  2. Experiment with papers to make beads, colorful comic strips being particularly pretty.

pictograph divider

Home PageFront PageArchivesOur AwardsAbout Us

Kid's PageColoring BookCool LinksGuest BookEmail Us


pictograph divider

  Canku Ota is a free Newsletter celebrating Native America, its traditions and accomplishments . We do not provide subscriber or visitor names to anyone. Some articles presented in Canku Ota may contain copyright material. We have received appropriate permissions for republishing any articles. Material appearing here is distributed without profit or monetary gain to those who have expressed an interest. This is in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.  

Canku Ota is a copyright © 2000, 2001 of Vicki Lockard and Paul Barry.


Canku Ota Logo


Canku Ota Logo

The "Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America" web site and its design is the

Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2001 of Paul C. Barry.

All Rights Reserved.

Thank You Valid HTML 4.01!