Pictures might help....
Cut 16- 4" x 1/2" strips of heavy paper....I used scrap book paper.....I collect it!! Make holes about 1/8" from the end. Use an awl, a very big needle, or a tiny paper punch.....your choice!!!
Cut two 1'' circles and make a hole in the centre...
Cut a piece of wire about 5" long and make a loop on one end.
Make a tube of paper 2" long and close with tape.
If you want, you can add a bead to it, but you don't have to. If you want a circle on the outside cut two more circles out of the paper you use or something that compliments it.
Put the bead on the wire...put the strips on the wire...add one of the 1" circles, the tube and the other 1" circle.
Now taking the bottom, or first, strip, feed the wire through the hole. You will have to bend the wire a little bit to accomodate this move.
The picture below shows the paper being fed from the bottom of the stack....
Continue putting the paper on the wire until all the strips are on.
Put the circle on, if you are using one, the bead and make another loop in the wire and cut the excess.
VOILA...you have a paper ball.
If you make one, show me....please?
I made up my own measurements and ended up with this.....Easter anyone??
or if you don't put in the tube, you get a Sultan's Hat??!!!
You have to do a couple more things, but that is for another day.......maybe.
Ok, have fun and show what you've done,
the cat is up and giving me that look,
that means playtime is over...
she wants attention, food, and attention.
Happy New Year
and may we all be healthy and happy.