How to Make a Paper Doll Chain

How to Make a Paper Doll Chain

Learning how to make a paper doll chain is a great way to introduce young children to Kirigami. This craft uses folding and paper cutting to make decorative objects.

Step 1

To begin making a paper doll chain, cut a sheet of copy paper in half. If you want a longer paper doll chain, try cutting a strip of paper from an old grocery bag or a roll of wrapping paper.

Step 2

Accordion fold your paper, making the folds as wide as you want your paper doll to be. Draw your design onto the top fold. A basic doll shape is fine for beginners or you can experiment with creative figures like an alien or a monster. You may even be able to make holiday decorations, such as a chain of snowmen for Christmas.

Step 3

Carefully cut out the design. Remember that you shouldn't cut the ends of the arms or the feet because this will make the chain fall apart.

Step 4

When you're done cutting, unfold the chain.

Step 5

Decorate as desired. This is the fun part of learning how to make a paper doll chain. You can use crayons, markers, paints, lace, wool, ribbon, buttons, or whatever other supplies you have handy to give your paper doll chain a bit of personality.

If you want another project to enjoy with your child, please check out the Cat Origami for Kids slideshow.

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How to Make a Paper Doll Chain