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Monday, December 12, 2011

Recycled Paper Chains

Do you have a lot of leftover Christmas cards? So do we! I've been thinking about what to do with them and finally decided to just keep things simple and make paper chains from those old Christmas cards.

The girls and I gathered around the Christmas tree with a pile of old cards, several pair of our fun scissors and a stapler. No mess, no glue, just time together listening to Christmas carols.

We cut strip after strip after strip until we ran out of cards. At this point, the girls were quite eager to see what the chain was going to look like.

We set up an assembly line. I was manning the stapler and the girls were handing me strips. Finally, our pile of strips turned into a very pretty paper chain.

A paper chain that we soon found out was perfect for tying up little sisters! (Just kidding! No child was actually tied up... we just had fun taking silly pictures!)

Don't ever underestimate the fun of a simple activity this holiday season. Use what you have and do what you know how to do. You'll have fun just spending the time together!

What is your favorite simple Christmas activity?

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maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I love this idea! So pretty AND eco-friendly! Perfect!

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

LOVE this! I'm always wondering what to do with my old Christmas cards!

Laura @Art For Little Hands said...

cute idea. I don't get many cards, but if I ever start to I will remember this idea! Thanks for sharing at Monday Madness.

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