Make Cute Bracelets from Scrap Paper **Fun Craft With Kids**

scrap paper bracelets

How cute is that bracelet? This one was made by a FIVE year old!

These are actually pretty easy to make and super fun. Not too mention, most items you probably already have on hand so they are FREE!


  • Scrap paper – wrapping paper, craft paper, wall paper, magazine… any paper with color.
  • Glue Stick
  • Skewer
  • Sponge (or something else to stick the skewer in)
  • Accent Beads (optional)
  • Stretch Cord
  • Varnish

Paper Bracelet Supplies


Step 1: To begin, you will need to cut your paper into isosceles triangles. The size could be 15 x 2 cm, but also you can use different sizes to make various size and shape beads. Play with the size and have fun!

Step 2: Roll the paper triangle around the bamboo stick, starting at the thickest end of the strip. You can also use a toothpick, but I think a skewer is easier.

bracelet paper rolling

Step 3: Put a dab of glue on the paper just before you reach the end. Roll the last bit and press down on it for a few seconds to let the glue dry.

Step 4: Stick the skewer into the sponge and put the paper beads on the skewer. Apply at least two coats of varnish with a paint brush. Let the beads completely dry.


Step 5: Measure your wrist and cut the cord, leaving enough room for a knot. String the beads on the cord and tie the two ends into a knot. You can put a dab of glue on the knot and tuck it into a bead to hide it. You can also add a bracelet clasp.

There is no end to combinations and different variations you can do with this technique so have fun!