How to Make a Paper Chain

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Paper chains are an easy-to-make and versatile craft, suitable for all ages. They make wonderful decorations for holidays and parties and an attractive adornment for Christmas trees. Before your next party, gather an assortment of papers and start cutting.

Things You'll Need

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Stickers
  • Glitter
  • Lace
  • Ribbon
  • Stamp
  • Select your construction paper in as many colors and styles as you like. You even can use newspaper or magazine pages. Pick a size for your chain loops and cut the paper into halves or quarters.

  • Double the paper several times until you have folded tit into the width you want for your paper chain. Unfold the paper and cut along the folds to make your paper strips.

  • Decorate the strips. Use stickers, glitter, lace, ribbon, stamps or any other craft items. Allow the glue to dry completely before you make your chain.

  • Begin with one chain link. Add a touch of craft glue to the end of a strip and loop the opposite end around. Place the ends together to create a ring. Loop another strip through the link and join it in the same fashion. Repeat until you have created your paper chain. Allow your links to dry before you hang your chain.

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