Recycled Paper Chains

Do you have a lot of leftover Christmas cards?

So do we!

I’ve been thinking about what to do with them and finally decided to just keep things simple and make paper chains from those old Christmas cards.

 

The girls and I gathered around the Christmas tree with a pile of old cards, several pair of our fun scissors and a stapler.

No mess, no glue, just time together listening to Christmas carols.

 

We cut strip after strip after strip until we ran out of cards.

At this point, the girls were quite eager to see what the chain was going to look like.

 

We set up an assembly line.

I was manning the stapler and the girls were handing me strips.

Finally, our pile of strips turned into a very pretty paper chain.

 

A paper chain that we soon found out was perfect for tying up little sisters! (Just kidding! No child was actually tied up… we just had fun taking silly pictures!)

 

Don’t ever underestimate the fun of a simple activity this holiday season. Use what you have and do what you know how to do. You’ll have fun just spending the time together!

What is your favorite simple Christmas activity?

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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