Paper chains are fun to make. You can use them for decoration at a party. Or they will look pretty hanging in your room. Take several strips of paper about an inch wide and eight inches long. Paste the ends of the first one together so that you have a circle. Loop the second strip through the first and paste the ends together. Keep this up until you have a chain. To make a colored chain, color the strips of paper before pasting them. You can make a large or small chain, depending on the size of your strips. The length of the chain will depend upon how many strips you have.
Cut colored pages from an old magazine into strips 1/2 inch wide. Then cut these strips into 4 or 5 inch lengths. Paste both ends of a strip together, making a circle. Put the next strip through this circle and paste the ends of the second one together, and so on, until the children have a chain as long as they want it. See the picture above. A lot of these chains make nice homemade decorations for a Christmas tree. Make these chains out of any kind of paper. Colored construction paper or gold or silver metallic paper is effective as party decorations. Great party decoration!
Fold a long strip of paper in half, in half again, and so forth, until the strip is half its height or thinner. Draw the person the way that you see in the illustration above....just half of a person...with the middle of the person being on the fold...and then start cutting. The people can be colored with crayons, paints, colored pencils, markers, or whatever you please. For a variety in this craft, you can try pasting a string together with outer hands attached to form a circle of dancers.
There are many times when a string of paper dolls is needed—in making posters, decorating your classroom, illustrating a Bible verse, teaching a historic story, etcThese can be hinged together for illustrative purposes, such as a poster, handwork, or illustrated songs. The directions and sketches will be basic to cutting out various sizes of paper dolls. Each cutting will yield 4 dolls.
Fold an 81/2"x11" sheet of paper in half 3 times. Start at fold and cut out, being careful to leave hands on folds so dolls will be joined.
Again...Fold an 81/2"x11" sheet of paper in half 3 times. Cut out dolls for a family—cut apart so each child has a father, mother, boy and girl doll. Fasten together with Scotch tape.
One more time...Fold an 81/2"x11" sheet of paper in half 3 times.Cut out boy and girl dolls to represent children of other lands. Children can make these for use with words of song "World Thinking Day", or for Sunday Schools..."Jesus Loves the Little Children."
Here is another kind of paper chain that is fun and colorful and easy to make. Be sure to use brightly colored paper—colored tissue, gold or silver wrapping paper, or decorative Christmas wrappings. Cut a strip of paper 2 1/2 inches wide and as long as possible, about 25 to 35 inches. To make longer chains, paste the edges of the finished chains together. Fold the paper in half lengthwise. Starting from the fold, make circular cuts as shown by the heavy lines on the drawing in Figure a, pictured above. Then in between the cuts already made, cut in from the opposite side, as shown by the dotted lines. When through cutting, stretch out the chain and it will be almost twice as long as the original length, as seen in figure b above.
This is a great crafts project for preschoolers, toddlers, Kindergarteners and other young children.To make this anchor, you will need 10 strips of 1/2" x 4" black (or other color) construction paper, paste, and one piece of black (or other color) construction paper (4"x5"), and scissors. Start off by printing out this printable anchor picture or use the diagram above (a) to make an anchor in a larger or smaller size. Cut out this anchor.Now you can paste the strips of paper together to form a chain. Paste anchor to last link in chain (sketch b).
How to Make a People Peace Dance Paper Cutout Craft for Martin Luther King Day - Today, Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade will be showing you how to make a Peace Dance out of paper.
Easter Bunny Paper Chains - Make Paper Doll Chains, but instead make each figure the Easter Bunny. Find out how here.
How to Make a Paper Doll Chain - Learn how to make these paper doll chains .... they are so cute.
100th Day of School Paper Chains - Ideally, this craft should be started on the first day of school and add a chain piece to each other each day of school until you reach 100. But, if you haven’t started that already you can do this craft on the 100th day of school as well.
Chain of Little Animals - A great Spring decoration is to have little critters strung all over your classroom or bedroom. Make these with paper and paper clips.
Martin Luther King Day Poster Arts & Crafts Activity for Kids - Here’s a poster to remind you to live Martin Luther King’s dream. Lets be friends with every one no matter what their race, creed, religion, color, etc. The simple steps to make it are as follows.
ABC Paper Chain Craft Acctivity - The FreeKidsCraftsTeam has created this Alphabet Chain to make learning your ABC's fun.
Angel Chrismon Chain Paper Cutting Craft - The art of making paper chains is as old as paper itself. There's nothing easier than making paper chains, and nothing brightens up a holiday celebration faster than a long multi-colored paper chain draped around the tree or every window in the house. Forget the Holly, Deck those Halls with Paper Chains.
Celebration Countdown Chain - Count the days until your birthday, the first day of school, or holidays such as Valentine’s Day! Before you know it, the big day will arrive.
Diwali Paper Chains Craft - Diwali is that time of year when markets get flooded with decorations. You could buy them or perhaps try and make them on your own.
Gingerbread Man (Woman) Chains - Fold and Cut Gingerbread Man (Woman) Chains.
How to Make Paper Chains - Making Paper Chains for Kids is one of the easiest paper craft projects you can do -- and the results are beautiful! With some scissors, tape, and your favorite colors of paper, paper chain projects will come easy. You can make your own paper chain designs or use some of ours for inspiration.
How to Make a Paper Chain Thanksgiving Projects - A paper chain Thanksgiving craft is perfect to decorate your home for the holiday. It allows you to show everyone exactly what you are thankful for. This craft is a great family-bonding activity, especially when everyone in the house participates. You can each take turn writing things that you are thankful for and display it for everyone to see.
How to Make Chain Paper Dolls - You can make some chain paper dolls. These are dolls cut of paper that look like they are holding hands. We came up with our very own chain paper dolls. This craft is very, very easy and the pictures are self explanatory.
Make a Paper Chain Craft for Ages 3 to 5 - Despite the somewhat terrifying picture of sharp blades in your child?s tiny hands, hoist over those scissors, parents! Cutting paper doesn?t have to be dangerous, and it helps kids strengthen the small hand muscles they?ll need to eventually write. You don?t need to wait for Christmas to hang garlands around the house. Here?s a fun activity that will help your child learn to cut on a line and help you to overcome your scissor fears!
Making Paper Doll Chains - This one is an old favourite but sometimes it’s nice to be reminded of the obvious. Making a chain of paper dolls is a quick and easy craft activity but you may be surprised at how entertaining kids can find it and how a whole afternoon can disappear in this pursuit.
Paper Chain Craft - This easy paper chain craft will develop fine motor skills in preschool kids.
Paper Chain Caterpillar Toy or Puppet - A simple-to-make caterpillar toy or puppet.
Paper Chain Butterfly Crafts Projects - This is a fun, simple craft for all ages. It's also a good project for practicing making patterns.
Paper Chain Caterpillar Crafts Project for Children - This is a fun, simple craft for all ages (even daddy has fun trying to make the longest caterpillar). It's also a good project for practicing making patterns.
Paper Doll Chain Tutorials - When you make a Paper Doll Chain, you will notice that all the dolls have the same shape. Even though these paper dolls are identical, you can color each one to look different.
Paper Chain Gang Craft for Children - Remember the joined figures of a doll chain? Try a square fold instead and see what you come up with.
Paper Chain Shamrock Necklace Making Activity - Everyone remembers making paper chains! Adjust the size of the paper strips to fit the age of the child. Smaller strips are more of a challenge and great for older kids!
Paper Chain Snake to Make - This is a fun, simple craft for all ages (even daddy has fun trying to make the longest snake). It's also a good project for practicing making patterns.
Paper Doll Chain Easy Paper Printables to Make (PDF) - Fold the Paper and cut out the figures Now open it up and see all the neighbors!
Preschool Christmas Idea with Easy Paper Chain Making - Christmas paper chain craft Deck the halls with this preschool Christmas craft idea. Young kids love to cut and paste, so these unique paper chain crafts guarantee cool holiday decorating that everyone will enjoy.
Presidential Timeline Paper Chain to Make - Create a fun and colorful Presidential timeline - a great way to learn your Presidents!
Printable Paper Valentine Chains for Children to Make - Mix and match these Valentine Chain patterns for St. Valentine's Day parties. Drape the halls and windows with paper chains.
Snack Bag Chain Bracelet Making Instructions- A classic chain-folding technique lets you reuse and recycle with real style -- by turning a colorful bag into bangles.
Spring and Easter Bunny Paper Chain or Garland Making Directions- If you have any bare windows or patio glass doors in your house in the spring, you can give them a bit of color for the season. This project is easily made within an hour and you can vary on the colors to match your decor. This is also an easy children’s craft for ages 6 and up. Make the chain as long or as short as you need.
String of Hearts Paper Chain Instructions - Link your heart to someone you care about with this fun Valentine craft.
Swedish Paper Chains - The only thing missing with these links is the glue. These elegant gold or silver foil Swedish Paper Chains make a great addition to your Christmas tree.
Thanksgiving Paper Chain Activities- This makes a wonderful project the whole family can do together. Each link represents something you are thankful for. Continue to add links throughout the seaon as a reminder of our blessings.