Preschool Activities and Printables

Paper Chain People Activity…with some diversity!


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Put a spin on classic paperchain people by making them EXTRA BIG and multi-colored!  (Also offers a easy opportunity to talk about diversity!)


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You’ll need

  • Different colors of construction paper
  • Tape
  • Scissors


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Making paperchain people is nothing new, but you can add a mulicultural twist by making your characters all different colors!  Of course, you can always make them regular sized, but we went extra large for these guys!

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To begin, choose some colors to work with.  Start with four, as your scissors probably won’t be able to cut through much more than that!

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Tape your papers together.  We used packing tape, and taped the papers together vertically, making a long  (but tall) chain.

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Fold the each paper in half (top to bottom), and then arrange them like an accordion.

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Draw a template for your cutting.  Keep the head (and belly, etc) on the inside, folded edge – with the arms and legs meeting on the outside edge! Make sure those hands and feet “meet”, so your paperchainers stay together! Add hearts if you want , where the hands would go.

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Cut! (This part can be a little tricky, depending on the weight of your paper.  Make sure you’re there to help your child because cutting all those layers at once can be a challenge!)

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Open up your chain!  (And make more and connect them, if you want to up your wow factor!)

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