Day #4 of our 5 Days of Construction Paper Christmas Crafting Challenge is HERE! How are you and your little ones enjoying these crafts?
I hope they are helping you get in the Holly Jolly spirit and are brightening up some little ones’ days. Yesterday we wove some paper Christmas baskets, and today we are going to be making some Christmas paper chains—but with a twist!
We are going to be making Christmas paper chain jewelry for dolls, stuffed animals, or to gift to loved ones this holiday season. In fact, these little bracelets and necklaces could be wrapped in those little baskets or boxes we made yesterday—an unplanned win!!
For this Christmas paper craft, all you need to do is cut up lots of strips of construction paper, nice and small. I like to cut paper in half or even in thirds and then cut it into thin strips.
Now to secure these paper chains together. I find it is quickest and easiest to use tape. With my bigger children this year, we are going to try to use some hot glue—mostly for fun—because they are super into hot glue.
To create a paper chain, simply wrap one paper strip into a circle and secure it with tape.
Next, put a paper strip through the first circle and then turn that second paper strip into a circle as well, securing it with tape.
Continue on! A few pro tips: (I love that my ‘pro’ status involves paper chain making. I mean, some people are pros at cooking or personal finance… me… paper chains.)
- The tinier the paper strips, the more dainty and small the jewelry
- The larger the paper strips, the easier they are to work with for little hands
- Pre-cut tape placed on the edge of a table is very helpful for children
Now decorate all the little children, dolls, stuffed animals, and pets in the house with paper chain crowns and bracelets! These also make lovely little homemade gifts for neighbors, grandparents, and loved ones.
This one is lots of fun for little ones to do. I hope yours enjoy this paper Christmas craft as much as mine do!
Now for the giveaway! 🎉
UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Kaitlyn G!
You may have heard me talk about Playful Days, my brand-new toddler program launching in January 2023. It has one activity or craft every day full of fun, learning, and beauty. The program is organized into 7 themes, filled with beautiful printables, songs and poems, gorgeous vocabulary cards, recommended books, and of course, your daily craft or activity. Take a peek at it right here: https://www.howweelearn.com/playfuldays/
As a super special bonus, I have decided to give away a copy of Playful Days to one lucky crafter! When you do one of the 5 Christmas Paper Crafts, snap a picture and share it with us in the comments below. No picture? No problem! Just leave a comment saying, “I did it!!” Every person who comments will be entered to win!
Thank you so much for joining me on this Christmas crafting adventure. Be sure to come back tomorrow for our final construction paper Christmas craft!