Friday

A Little Idea... Valentine's Chain

by Somer
Remember the paper chains you make every Christmas? We decided to give them a Valentine's twist.
 
Start by cutting card stock or construction paper in 1" x 8.5" strips. Make sure your paper is heavy enough to hold its heart shape. From our experience, if you make the strips much wider it is a little difficult to staple them and if you make them too long they don't hold their shape as well.
 
 
Fold strips in half and crease. (My three-year-old was in charge of this part, he said they look like alligators.)
 
Link paper together, but instead of overlapping ends fold them down to a point (the top of the heart.)
 
 
Pull them away from the middle and staple together.
 
Make your chain as long as you want.
 
 
My seven-year-old is so crazy about this project she has been making chains for two days now and is still going strong. Have fun.

10 comments:

Jocelyn Christensen said...

These are great! I never would have thought of that!

jansan said...

Love this idea! Simple but great. I used to do this kind of thing all the time- I need to do it again. Very cute.

corinne said...

totally adorable. somer you rock!

Messy@ Bungalow'56 said...

What a simple idea. I will definitely be trying this with my three daughters. Thank you!

lisalyn said...

Such a sweet idea....I had to share on my blog! :)

Kim @ Frostmeblog.blogspot.com said...

Very simple, yet fantastic!

Kim
http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com

Heidi said...

So simple and sweet! I'm totally doing that today with my girls. Thanks.

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

I was looking for a craft project to do with my son tomorrow and this is perfect!!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

Linked over to this today - I've still got a few days to get it done, right?? If I could only find my stapler... ;)

Messy@ Bungalow'56 said...

Just thought I would let you know I've shared your link for the chain on my post today. Thanks for sharing.
Dana

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