The flu hit our house last night. Three of the girls are home from school.
A project was required, once they were feeling a little better and the novelty had worn off.
Paper bead necklaces to the rescue.
According to Ms. Martha Stewart, paper bead making was a popular 'Depression craft'. Paper was scarce at that time, so girls used scraps of wallpaper and pages of catalogues to make their beads.
Cut paper of your choice in advance. Beginning at the end of the wide end, roll paper triangle tightly around a wooden dowel, being careful that edges stay even. When you reach the tip carefully glue down with a dab of craft glue. Slide the dowel out. When you have twelve beads you're ready to string them together in the pattern of your choosing.
The girls were fairly pleased with their results.
Simple + inexpensive = a satisfying project.