Christmas paper chains

December 14, 2010, 2:31 pm betterhomesgardens

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Make these cool paper chains by linking cute reindeer loops and adding a Santa to the end for an extra-special Christmas combo.


Gather your supplies
l Brown, red, white and pink construction paper
l Pencil
l Scissors
l Craft glue
l Black permanent marker

l Brown, red and white pom-poms

Print off this diagram for project

STEP 1

Enlarge the template (above) by 150%. Cut out as many reindeer as needed for the chain length (here, eight reindeer for every Santa).

To make reindeer


STEP 2

For the reindeer, cut the antlers, chest pieces, bodies and heads from brown paper.

To construct


STEP 3

Use the mark (x) on pattern as a guide. Glue chest and antler pieces to reindeer.

STEP 4
Glue brown pom-pom noses on reindeer (make every eighth nose red) and draw eyes using permanent marker.

STEP 5

Bend finished piece into a loop and glue end under the reindeer’s face. Pass next piece through the loop, to make a link, then glue.

To make Santa


STEP 6

Using template, cut out Santa shapes from red paper. Glue a white pom-pom beard and hat trim to the pieces.

STEP 7

Draw eyes on Santa with permanent marker.

STEP 8

Cut out Santa noses from pink paper. Glue in place. Allow to dry.

STEP 9
Bend finished piece in a loop. Glue end under face.

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