How to Make a Paper Chain Christmas Tree

by Kat Valente

How to make a Paper Chain Christmas tree out of nothing but paper and tape!

Supplies

  • construction paper
  • tape or staples
  • scissors or paper cutter
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    To begin, cut your construction paper lengthwise into strips about 1 inch in width. You will need about 15 strips total, so 2 sheets of paper yielding 8 each will suffice.

    Step 2

    Create a circle with a strip of paper about as big around as an orange.

    Step 3

    Tape both the outside and the inside of the circle where the ends of the strip meet to hold them in place.

    Step 4

    Wrap two other circles, linking them both to the first (but not directly to each other).

    Step 5

    Repeat this process, connecting another circle to each of the two previous circles.

    Step 6

    Now, link the last two circles you just made with another strip, running perpendicularly to the circles it is connecting.

    Step 7

    Now, connect TWO circles to each of the existing two, so the bottom row has a total of four.

    Step 8

    Link the middle two circles by adding a new one below them. Add one circle to the outside circles as well.

    Step 9

    Connect the bottom row's outside circles to the inside circles.

    Step 10

    The finished product looks like a Christmas tree. Decorate and hang up!