When I was a child every major holiday mum would sit down with her paper pack and select suitable colours and then cut up the paper so we could make paper chains – there would be red and green for Christmas, orange and black for Halloween and red and pink for valentines. So today with J I decided that during one of T’s naps we could do some paper chains for Halloween as we are having a party on Friday afternoon.
What you need
Paper – we used sugar paper and flourescent paper
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How the fun happens
Fold the paper in half (portrait fold down from the top) and tear (I think the tear gives a great effect for Halloween but would probably cut for other holidays) then fold in half again and tear and half again and tear so you end up with 8 strips.
We used alternating colours – black and orange and purple and green which are suitably Halloween colours I think. Then make a loop and stick the ends with sticky tape. J loved using the sticky tape and helping with the tearing – we now have a table covered in sticky tape and various small parts of paper that he has torn – I have saved all of these for use in future crafts by putting them in a zip loc bag and into the craft box.