Christmas Planning – Children’s Christmas Paper Chains

In my post last week on Christmas Decorations, I had said that I would post about some Christmas Decorations that the children were going to make on the weekend.

Well our weekend didn’t quite go as planned and there was a lot of vomiting from the children and then time spent fixing issues with the blog, so we didn’t get around to making them. We did however have time today and had lots of fun making Christmas Paper Chains.

I can remember enjoying making these as a child myself and we have made them the last few years with the children. Little Rascal actually reminded me that he wanted to do them again this year in November, so they had all been looking forward to this.

They are a very simple and fun Christmas Decoration that you can make with the children. Here is how we made ours:

(1). What you will need.

  • Christmas wrapping paper. This would be a great way to recycle used Christmas wrapping paper.
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • (2). Cutting Up Strips

    So the children could do as much as this as possible themselves, I initially cut up 25cm widths of the wrapping paper. For the younger children then I roughly marked out lines at 3.5 cm intervals on the precut widths. The older children did this themselves. These lines gave them a rough guide as to where to cut.

    (3). Stapling the links

    The children formed their first strip into a loop and stapled it together to make the first link in the chain. Then for the next links, the children threaded the paper strip through the existing link and then stapled the strip to make the next link in the chain.

    (4). Hang them up.

    We have our Christmas Tree set up in one room which is not the main family area, so we chose to hang the Children’s Christmas Paper Chains in the family area to make it look more “Christmassy”