Chinese Paper Chain
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Chinese Paper Chain

Paper cuts are an old craft tradition in China. Create a paper chain in the shape of your choice in the color red, which symbolizes good luck!
Age Range: 6-8
Craft Time: 30 minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Creatology™ Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • 3M® Scotch Tape
  • Printable Pattern
  • Ruler
 

Project Instructions

  1. Cut one 12"x18" sheet of construction paper into three strips 4" wide.
  2. Tape ends together.
  3.  Fold back and forth like an accordion, keeping the folds the same size (3").
  4. Print and cut out pattern. Trace tree pattern onto the folded paper.  Make sure to keep the flat sizes of the tree to the folded ends of the paper.
  5. Cut out tree, making sure to not cut the folded/flat ends of the tree.
  6. Open carefully after cutting and you should have a long tree chain.