Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Making Paper Chains

Here's a simple and really effective craft activity for the kids.  I have been making paper chains with Rachel since she was two and now she makes them on her own.

She takes scrap paper, cuts it into strips, decorates them in whatever design she fancies and uses sellotape to make the rings. 

Easy peasy lemon squeezy is her assessment of the level of difficulty.

These two she made in 20 minutes this morning before school.  Rachel is obsessed with repeating patterns so she made the one on the right with blue then red then blue then red etc.  Where as the one on the left is more complicated, red hearts, pink stripes, red kisses, pink stripes etc

Give it a go, they are cheap, simple and fabulous at this time of the year for decorating your house.

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3 comments:

babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, oh my! said...

We just made one of these as well! They are so easy and kids LOVE them!

Dorie said...

beautiful patterns!

RedTedArt said...

Nothing quite beats a paper chain! Made me smile :-)

Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

Maggy