You can see step-by-step directions for the beads here.
You can find step-by-step directions for the hats here.
My students started making the beads this week.
At first, many of them said, "I can't." I started a few paper triangles on the toothpick for them and let them finish wrapping the triangle around the toothpick, adding the glue, and wrapping the triangle to the end. Then, they slid the paper bead off of the toothpick and were so proud of themselves. That gave them the confidence to start one on their own.
It always amazes me who ends up being really good at this and who doesn't.
If you plan on making either or both of these, it's best to start soon.
Enjoy! And keep the FUN in the FUNdamentals! :)