23 November, 2012  |   Comment

Make a paper chain shaped like an evergreen tree.

Make a paper chain shaped like an evergreen tree.

Every year, after Thanksgiving dinner, we make a paper chain with what we’re thankful for. We hang it in the house and that’s that. But after nine years of that tradition, I was ready to mix it up.

Fold a piece of construction paper in half, and then half again.

Make a paper chain shaped like an evergreen tree.

Make sure the folded side is on top.
Cut sides off in a modified “A” shape.

Make a paper chain shaped like an evergreen tree.

Cut out the middle of the shape like below.

Make a paper chain shaped like an evergreen tree.

You’ll end up with a shape like this one:

Make a paper chain shaped like an evergreen tree.

Fold it in half again.

Make a paper chain shaped like an evergreen tree.

Hook each shape together. You can do this by putting the wide end through the narrow end, sort of like a ladder. The chain hangs together without staples or paint.

Make a paper chain shaped like an evergreen tree.

Keep going until your whole house is covered in trapezoids.

To save paper, I use the inside block that I cut out for a smaller chain. Maximize that effort!

 


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