The kids made these heart paper chains and they totally became immersed in the process. First we painted the strips of paper which they liked but didn’t love, I mean they weren’t really sure why they were painting 40 strips of paper. But then when I showed them how to staple them together, they were like “holy awesomeness!!!”.
Here’s what you need:
~ Paper strips cut into 8″ x 1 1/2″ strips (we love sulphite paper, but you can use regular construction paper or even just copy paper if that’s all you have)
~ Watercolors (we used liquid watercolors, but you can use just regular palette watercolors if that’s what you have)
~ I forgot to take photos of them painting the strips. But nothing too difficult to report. Just paint, maybe in a stripy pattern, or whatever they want.
~ Let them dry.
~ Use this tutorial to make the hearts paper chain. So simple and so fun!
You could also use just regular colored paper, or patterned scrapbook papers – you don’t have to paint. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, too. I just wanted to share this cool technique that I found on the wonderful interweb!
Love it! Thanks!
Thanks! Going to try this with my young adult/older teens today a la quarantine crafting!