The beauty of childhood is the power of imagination. Something this simple can be so many things to a child…
Hang the paper chain in your child’s room or toy room for a bright decoration.
What have you used paper chains for?
We explored making paper chains today using different forms of connecting them: Stapler and tape. We could have also used glue or stickers to connect them.
This is how i presented the activity to D.
Materials: Strips of colored paper, different items to connect the paper chains (tape and a stapler), Stickers to decorate the paper chain
Here we used double sided tape
Stapler (this one must be supervised. I made sure to help with the stapler because it can be dangerous for a toddler.)
Add stickers or decoration (and to work on pincer grasp)
We connected all of them and ended up with a chain that looked like the pics above… imagine the possiblities… glitter… colored rice… colored salt, etc.
(We will definately be revisiting this activity using different decorative enhancements.)
I love how it flies when he spins around – I know M would love that! I think we'll be doing this sometime soon! Thanks for the inspiration!
I love how he turns everything into a toy. Great idea to use double sided tape! Love the colors!!
This turned out so very pretty. I like all your projects that are fun and useful at the same time.
That turned out great! I come to your blog often to get ideas on things to do with my 2 1/2 year son.
I just found your blog and am really excited to see more. My son (4) and I made a paper chain today and he just came into my office using it as a guitar and then immediately turned it into a saxophone. Thanks for the great idea. We used to make those as kids but I had forgotten.