Sometimes a kid’s craft is so simple, that you stop and say, “Now, why didn’t I think of that?”

by Rachel

That’s what everyone says when I show them how easy it is to make your own straw beads!

You don’t need much to make your own straw beads. Just some yarn and straws. I like using paper straws (affiliate link) but the plastic ones you can buy at the grocery store work just as well.

To make your straw beads, all you have to do is cut your straw into little half inch sections. The best part about this project is, the size of your straw beads can vary because you decide how long to make the beads!

You can make your beads all one color with just a straw or two, or you can go all out and make them lots of colors. I really like the way they make her straw beads shiny here.

In order to string your beads, just add a bit of tape to the end of the yarn so it doesn’t get too frayed as you play with it.

​Rachel is the founder of the blog, One Crazy House. She is the co-author of 101 Kids Activities that are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! and The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and six children.