Recommended Age: 4y+
Level of Parent Involvement: Low, once modelled
- Can cut along straight and curved lines
- A3 paper
- Small basket or container for the scraps
- Fold a piece of A3 paper in half by putting the long edges together.
- Open this piece of A3 paper and cut it in half along the fold line, creating 2 long rectangles.
- Taking one of the long rectangles, fold it in half by putting the short edges together.
- Fold it in half again by putting the short edges together.
- Fold it in half a third time by putting the short edges together.
- Use the marker to draw half a figure along the folded edge of the paper – make sure that your marked line only touches the folded edge at the beginning and the end of the figure.
- Prepare several long rectangles in this way so that `your child can repeat the activity.
- How to Make a Paper Chain of People – https://youtu.be/kZo68K6vWZ4
- Show your child how to cut along the marked lines, being careful to cut through the folded edge only at the beginning and end of the line. Place the scraps of paper in the basket.
- Open your folded rectangle and show your child your paper chain!
- Invite your child to draw faces, hair and clothing on each person in the chain.
- Invite your child to have a turn to cut out her own paper chain and repeat the activity as many times as she would like to.
- Show your child how to fold and draw the figures on the paper, so that she can do the whole activity by herself.
- Tape several short chains together, making one long chain.