Arts & Crafts

Christmas Paper Chain

Christmas Paper Chain
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Create a simple but festive decoration for Christmas, New Year's, or any holiday.

30 minutes
30 - 60 months
Group size
0 - 8 tots


  • Construction paper (festive colored paper)
  • Glue stick ((or double-sided tape))


  1. Cut the construction paper into strips that are 3-4 times as long as they are wide. This will allow room for overlap. For example: 2 inches by 8 inches.
  2. Show your child how to use the glue stick or stick tape on one side of the paper strips.
  3. Demonstrate how to stick the opposite end of the strip onto the sticky side to make a circle.
  4. Help your child thread a new strip through the last circle they made to continue the chain.
Help the child glue the strips.
Let the child come up with a repeating pattern of holiday colors.

Developmental skills