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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Susan

I am a certified K-12 Art Educator who lives, works, and blogs from Philadelphia, PA. I have a background in the studio arts (printmaking, photography, fiber arts and design), and am interested in making, collaborating, collecting, and recording things. One of my main goals as a grown-up is to help kids increase their visual literacy, by exposing them to art history, introducing vocabulary, and teaching kinesthetic art making skills. These lessons in visual literacy often take place in an intentional classroom setting, but just as well might happen at home, working on a project!
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