paper chain craft

Kids DIY Activities | Paper Chain Craft

DIY paper craft activities by #DIYDame help you make this weekend creative for your kids!

Paper is one of the most versatile mediums to create and shape any imagination into reality. Crafty creations using paper are not only convenient but also extremely easy. That’s one of the reasons that in preschool years kids get attracted to art and craft. It gives them freedom to express their own ideas into shape. Here are some quick and extremely easy ideas for kids to create paper chain crafts. It helps develop eye-hand co-ordination in early years and can be fun reinforcement for alphabets, numerals, etc.

Paper chain art 1 : Caterpillar

Supplies

  • Green and red paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors/paper cutter
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Black marker

How to make it

  • To make caterpillar you will need one red stripe and five or six green paper stripes. Cut the stripes into equal size. Refer to the picture.
  • Stick the edges of red stripe with glue to make a paper loop.
  • Take green stripe and pass it through red loop and stick edges with glue.
  • Continue till you make paper chain.
  • Stick googly eyes and draw a smile using marker on red loop to make face of caterpillar. If you do not have googly eyes use tiny white paper dots to make eyes and mark centre with tiny black dot.
  • Draw and cut antennae and stick on head.

Paper chain art 2: Snake

Supplies

  • Assorted colour chart papers
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Black marker
  • Scissors/ paper-cutter

How to make it

  • Cut out stripes of any two contrast coloured chart papers.
  • Make paper chain using alternate coloured chart papers.
  • Draw and cut snake’s head and tail. Cut a tongue using red chart paper. Stick it on first and last paper loop.
  • Draw features on head using black marker and stick eyes and tongue.

Paper chain art 3: Butterfly

Supplies

  • Assorted colour chart papers
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Googly eyes

How to make it

  • Cut there to four stripes from any colour chart papers. Make paper chain using these stripes.
  • Draw and cut butterfly wings and decorate it colourful. Stick it behind paper chain.
  • Cut two tiny antennea and stick it on head.
  • Stick eyes and draw features of butterfly.

Paper chain art 4: Snowman

Supplies

  • White and black chart papers
  • Glue
  • Black marker
  • Scissors

How to make it

  • Cut three stripes of white paper and make paper chain of it.
  • Draw and cut out snowman’s hat using black chart paper.
  • You can add black buttons and green or red muffler too.
  • Draw features using black marker.
  • You can add a string loop to use it as Christmas ornaments/decorations.

Paper chain art 5: Alphabets and Numerals

Supplies

  • Assorted colour chart papers
  • Blu tac (reusable adhesive)/Velcro dots
  • Scissors
  • Black marker

How to make it

  • Cut 26 stripes for alphabets and ten stripes for numerals.
  • Write A to Z using one stripe for each. Stick Velcro dots on edges or use blu tac on one edge. Let child pick up each stripes in alphabetical order and make paper chain of it. This activity can be done multiple times to revise alphabets.
  • Cut 10 stripes and write one to 10 using one stripe for each numeral. Repeat same method as alphabets.

Some more ideas with paper chain craft

  • Make paper chain rainbows using seven different colours stripes.
  • Different animals like crocodile, earthworm,s etc. can be made using paper chains.
  • You can use your children’s old artwork and cut it into stripes and make paper chains of it. Please refer picture. You can use old paper gift wrappers too.

 

-Keta Jha

Keta Jha, the #DIYDame, is a young mother to a seven-year-old.

She has experience in early child education and an obvious passion for kids and their wholesome development.

Keta has been developing DIY art activities for kids for over 2 years now and loves to share her unique ideas with other enthusiastic moms!

 

 


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