1. With markers, make colorful patterns on the outside of each paper plate.
2. Holding the plates together with the tops facing, punch nine holes equally spaced around the edges. Tie a length of twine through each hole, knotting it at the hole and leaving the ends about 4 inches long. Thread a bead onto one of the ends and tie the two ends together, leaving ends about 1/2 inch long.
3. Glue a dowel between the plates. Let the glue dry.