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How to Make Paper Chains

Holiday Paper Chains
Holiday Paper Chain paper craft
Holiday Paper Chain paper craft

Link the colors of your favorite holiday to create a festive decoration or countdown chain.

What You'll Need:

  • Assorted colors of construction paper
  • Blunt scissors
  • Ruler
  • Transparent tape or craft glue
  • Ornament with paper clip hook (optional)

Step 1: Cut several 1×5-inch strips of construction paper using the colors of the holiday you are celebrating. The number of strips depends on how long you want the chain to be.

Step 2: With one strip, bring the ends together to form a circle. Tape or glue the ends in place. Insert another strip through the paper circle. Bring the ends together, forming a linked circle. Tape or glue the ends in place.

Repeat this procedure to continue the chain, making sure you link the strips.

Step 3: Use a red and green chain to decorate a Christmas tree or a pink and yellow chain to decorate your door at Easter.

Bonus Tip: You can also use the chains to count down the days until a special holiday. Make a red and green paper chain to count down Christmas. Be sure to number each link for each day. Move an ornament with a paper clip hook along the numbered chain each day until you get to the last link.

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