This super simple paper chain is the perfect summer craft project to do with children. They will love joining up the paper strips and before you know it you’ll have metres of gorgeous paper chains – who says we have to wait until Christmas!
We love Tilda, and are always looking for clever ideas for Tilda Papers and here it is: use it as Paper Chain Paper! These pretty chains would be great in baby’s bedroom and a fabulous project to make with children during the holidays.
You Will Need:
- Patterned paper
We used: Tilda Summer Blues
- Double-sided tape
1. Cut your paper into strips measuring 30cm x 2.5cm (12in x 1in) wide. The more strips you cut, the longer your chain will be.
2. Cut off pieces of double-sided tape approximately 1.3cm (½in) in length and stick down at the tip of each strip.
3. Taking one paper strip, peel off the paper on the double-sided tape, then loop over the strip and secure it to the tape so that it forms a chain link.
4. Thread the next paper strip through the first chain link, peel off the double-sided tape and loop round the paper strip to form a second chain link.
5. Repeat the process until the chain is the length that you require. There are approximately nine chains per metre/yard – invite your friends in to help.