Just in time for Christmas, get busy decorating the house with this quick and clever paper chain craft.  The perfect craft for even the non-crafting mums out there, it’s literally paper, a ruler (if fancy) and a pair of scissors.

Deck the halls with… PAPER CHAIN!

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How to Make Paper Chain

What you need

  • Sheets of coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape or a glue stick
  • Ruler (optional)

What to do

  1. Take some coloured paper (you can often buy coloured sheets from a newsagent) and draw straight lines about 3cm wide across the short side. Or you can free-hand, it’s up to you.
  2. Cut along each line to make strips of paper, these will become your paper rings.
  3. Fasten the first ring, overlapping the ends of a strip slightly and securing it with tape. For toddlers and young kids, I suggest sticky tape, but you could use a glue stick if you were super patient.
  4. With the remaining strips, take one and thread it through the ring, secure it closed to make a connected ring. Repeat for all remaining strips.
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You’re done, enjoy your fancy new decoration!


What other craft or cooking activities do you have up your sleeve for the kids this Christmas?

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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