Holiday Paper Chains
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
- 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.