I am finally getting around to posting about these. We finished them about a week and a half ago and I really liked how they turned out. I wanted to make paper beads for all of them but that will but be a project I will not repeat soon.
To make the paper beads, I cut the strips and had J use the glue stick to put glue on the paper. Well. as any 5 yr old would, he used way too much glue, and as I rolled the paper, it stuck to my fingers and made it very difficult to roll. I had him help me with about 30 and then I figured I would finish them after the boys went to bed. I will say they got easier the more I did, but when they were all dry and complete, only about 40 (of the 60 I needed) were usable. Although I am "thrifty" and did the paper beads because I thought it would be a fun craft project and cheaper than other beads, I am also of the mindset that "time is money" and the paper beads just took too much of my time. Luckily, I had some beads around the house that we could use and J helped string the beads to finish the chaplets.
The boys love praying with them each night after Advent Prayer.