Friday, October 19, 2012

Rainbow Paper Chains

Nothing like a crafty kid to get me going on my adventure to find free fun:)

In preparation for our baby's upcoming 1st birthday (it's going to be rainbow themed), my five year old wanted to make paper chains.

rainbow paper chains

Pay to attention to the fact that the paper chains would never last until said birthday celebration:)

use a paper cutter to cut strips for paper chains

This year, I finally got smart, and we used a paper cutter (the same one I used to trim the school photos that are ont eh gallery wall) and pop-up tape dispensers to attach each ring.

pop up tape for paper chains

It made me feel like a paper-chain genius, I'm telling you:)

We also made a "fancy paper" paper chain.

rainbow paper chains

Plus, lots and lots of rainbow ones.

how to make rainbow paper chains

Of course, then when I went outside to hang the chains up, I realized I can't reach the trellis, so we attached the chains together, to make a longer chain, and dangled that by strings from the trellis.

how to make rainbow paper chains

My kids decided it looked like a bridge.

hanging up paper chains outside

Can you see that?

rainbow paper chains in a sukkah

Now that I have the system down, I don't think I'll have any problems re-making them for the birthday party in a few weeks time.

rainbow paper chains

This is a part of my 31 Days of Free Fun series, click on the image below to get to the entire list of free activities!


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Simply LKJ said...

What a fun inexpensive project!

Unknown said...

I have always loved making these, it looks like you had a jr. crafter with you that had some fun too :)

xoxo, Tanya

Kelly said...

I'm excited to see how this rainbow party turns out. Sounds beautiful!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

My sisters and I used to make these for Christmas all the time and decorate my grandmother's entire downstairs with them! So fun! :)

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