How to Make Paper Chains


Paper Lotus Chain
Paper Lotus Chain paper craft
Paper Lotus Chain paper craft

Celebrate Buddha's birthday with this beautiful Paper Lotus Chain. By changing the colors of the tissue paper you use for this craft, you can enjoy this paper chain all year long!

What You'll Need:

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pink and green tissue paper
  • White glue

Step 1: Use the chain pattern below as guides to make your own patterns. Make the leaves green and the petals pink. Make stacks of 5 to 10 pieces of tissue paper. You will need 1 green leaf piece for every 2 pink petal pieces.

Step 2: Pin the patterns to the tissue paper and cut out. The more pieces you cut, the longer your garland will be.

Step 3: When all of the petals and leaves are cut, lay a green leaf on the table. Put a dot of glue in the middle of the leaf, and press a petal on top of it. Put a dot of glue on each point of the petal, and press another pink petal on top. Put a dot of glue in the middle of the top pink petal, and add a green leaf. Repeat this pattern until you have used all the tissue paper. Remember, green leaves are glued to petals in the center; petals are glued to petals at the points. Let the glue dry.

The Paper Lotus Chain pattern guide
The Paper Lotus Chain pattern guide

Step 4: Stretch out your creation, and admire your beautiful lotus garland!

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ABOUT THE CRAFT DESIGNERSPaper Lotus Chain by Lisa Lerner and Kersten Hamilton