The little crafty thing
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Christmas paper chains
To round out 2022 I’ve decided to make it my mission to remind you of simple and easy crafts we did as kids. In some cases, you’ll say “oh my goodness I forgot about that silly type of project!” In other cases, someone will look at you and go “you mean you never made a ______?!” Either way, let this season take you on a tour of simple crafts to bring your inner child out to play.
Do you remember Christmas paper chains? I remember hours of concentration to make amazing lengths of paper chains in grade school.
You will need:
Colored/patterned paper (red and green construction paper, or even thicker wrapping paper can work!)
Sticky tape or glue
Additional small baubles optional
Get your paper in varying colors, and cut into strips, approximately 1 inch wide. Each link will be larger or smaller, depending on which way you cut the paper.
Feel free to decorate your paper with beads or baubles, with stamps or stickers… any small bonus is fine!
Cut small pieces of tape and line them up on the edge of a table where you can get to them easily.
Each paper strip will become a loop of the chain, make one circle and tape it closed, then slip another strip through the first loop, meet the edges on the other side, and make another loop. Continue this process until your chain reaches the desired length.
It’s such a simple craft but makes such great memories. Happy paper crafting!