Paper Chains

Have you made paper chains before? I’ve made so many that I lost count a long time ago! I made TONS of them as a kid AND as an adult. My kids loved making them and, of course, I’ve made them with the grand kids. But they are so versatile they could be used not just for “kid fun” but for birthday parties, baby showers, family reunions, bridal showers, summer barbecues, school’s-out-for-the-summer celebrations or just to decorate a kid’s bedroom. It has to be one of the easiest crafts ever thought of!

All you need is strips of paper and some type of adhesive.

I make my paper strips 1″ wide and 6″ long. I used my cutting mat, Omnigrid ruler and a rotary cutter (used only for paper, not my quilting one!). You can use a ruler and scissors too. You can use pretty much any paper you like from plain white printer paper to construction paper to scrapbook paper to…you get the idea. Just so it’s thin enough to bend into a circle. Start by making LOTS of paper strips. Apply glue (or I prefer to use double sided tape) to one end of your paper strip on the printed side, if your paper is printed.

Form a circle or loop by sticking the other end of the paper strip to the glue/tape.

Take another paper strip and slide it inside the first loop…then apply the glue/tape and make another circle.

That’s all there is to it! Just keep adding paper strips as links in your paper chain. 🙂 You can make your chain as long or as short as you like.

These can be easily hung just about anywhere – in a doorway, on the fireplace mantle, on the edge of a table, etc. They can even become a very big necklace! LOL

I mailed a set of paper strips to the grand kids for Valentine’s Day…

Easter is coming up soon…

Or somebody special might be having a birthday!

What little girl (and some big ones!) doesn’t love unicorns?

Your imagination is the limit! 🙂 For those of you that would like to try this but feel like you don’t have enough time for cutting all those strips of paper, I’ve made up a few kits of paper strips that I will be posting on my Facebook page that you can purchase from me. If interested, check out my Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1150831384977940/

Go have some loopity-loop fun! 🙂

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