How to Make Pencil Beads

Transform a pencil — or colored pencil — into a gorgeous set of beads. Create colorful necklaces, bracelets, earrings, magnets and more. This project would be fun for tweens (adults will need to pre-make the beads), teens, or even adults. Find the how-to over at Homemade Simple. [how to make colored pencil beads]

Project Estimate:

  • Colored pencils, $1
  • Scrap wood board, on hand
  • Drill and small drill bit, on hand
  • Fine-toothed hacksaw, on hand or $1 and up
  • Fine-grit sandpaper, on hand or $1
  • Jewelry beads or charms, on hand or $1 and up

Total: $1 and up