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Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan
A Paper Chain is a quick and easy project to try. You could even try making some with your children to decorate your home for a special occasion.
"The weakest link in the chain is also the strongest.
It can break the chain."
~Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
You can make your own decorations for your next party with some of these.
Maria from Pakistan asked me to show her how to make them without using any adhesive. That almost stumped me till I remembered how to make slotted joins. They work well in this type of project and if you learn the technique, you can probably apply it in many other papercraft situations.
can actually make your links with or without adhesives. The links will
be stronger with tape or glue and may even be necessary if you plan to
use your decoration where the wind will blow them apart, but really it depends on the
type of paper you choose and how careful and accurate you are with slotting the links together.
TIP: Using cardstock weight or construction paper will work well. Thin paper won't work as well in holding its shape or in staying linked together.
You Will Need:
If you like this project, you may like to make some pretty paper balls to hang from your chain as well.
Here's What to Do:
And there you have it - How to Make a Paper Chain Without Using Any Adhesive!
Now you know how to make these, you might like to make a Paper Chain Christmas Tree