Here's a fun fact: The colors of Mardi Gras have meaning and were chosen way back in 1892! Purple represents justice, green represents faith and gold represents power.
Duct tape: greenpurple and yellow (or gold)
Yarn or string
Measure out one strip of each color duct tape on your cutting mat.
Cut the strips in half lengthwise so that you have two long strips for each color. Now cut the strips of tape to match the length of your drinking straws.
Place a straw on the edge of the tape and roll it up, covering the straw completely.
Use scissors to trim the ends off of each straw, then cut them into whatever lengths you want your beads to be.
Cut a long length of yarn, long enough to make several necklaces to fit your child. Use a piece of tape to hold one end of the yarn down on the cutting mat so that the beads do not fall off the other end when you string them on.
Wrap the opposite end of the yarn with a piece of tape to make it easier to string the beads on.
Thread beads onto the yarn string, making the necklace as long or as short as you like. When finished, cut and tie off. You can use all one color on each necklace like traditional Mardi Gras beads, or use multiple colors, whatever your preference!
Expert Tips & FAQs
A self healing cutting mat is a must for anyone who plans to make duct tape projects on a regular basis. While it's not required, it makes working with the tape a lot easier!
This project for Duct Tape Mardi Gras Beads was printed from CraftsbyAmanda.com - https://craftsbyamanda.com/duct-tape-mardi-gras-beads/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.