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Craft: Christmas Countdown Chain

Craft: Paper ChainChristmas is such an exciting time for little children. Make this fun paper chain and then let them break a link each day to countdown to Christmas!

Extend this activity:

  • Depending on your child's age, patterning can be taught.
  • Practice counting the links when the chain is complete.

What you need:

Scissors
Red and green construction paper
Ruler
Stapler or glue or tape
Markers, stickers, crayons and/or glitter.

What you do:

1.  With a pencil and ruler measure and mark 1 inch intervals across the width of the paper. You will need 13 red strips and 12 green. Cut along the lines until you have 25 strips of paper.
2. If you would like, decorate each strip of paper with markers, stickers, crayons and/or glitter before you make your chain.
3. Make your first chain (red) by stapling, taping or gluing the thin ends together. If you are gluing the chains hold the ends together until the glue has a chance to dry.
4. Thread the next piece of paper (green) through the first chain and secure as above.
5. Continue to do this until you have 25 chains. Make sure to alternate colours as you go. *Note: if you are starting this craft late make one chain for each day until the 25th of December.

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