How we did it:
- round wooden beads - large
- acrylic paint
- paint brush
We used a metallic paint for this to get the beads shiny looking. If you use a regular paint color it might be nice to use a coat of gloss afterwards to give it that clean shiny look.
My daughter found it easiest to add all the beads to a cup and paint them while in the cup. Interesting, I know, but it worked.
We dumped them out onto paper and touched up a few spots.
Once dry she threaded her beads onto twine. This came out better then I expected. I may be making one for myself next!