Paper, paper everywhere (in the shape of chains)

19th October 2009 5 Comments

There’s paper everywhere in our house, Fireman Sam would have an absolute fit. Occasionally, I chuck a big wodge out, but I’m a hoarder and I am always trying to think of things to do with it. These mainly involve cutting, sticking and painting. Everyday I try to do one of these things, its usually painting robots. Although we did stick some leaves to some paper the other day.

Anyhow, I have discovered the solution to entertaining the children with minimal amounts of paper. Paper chains! I haven’t done them since I was little and I always thought of them as Christmas things, but look at these funky ones in the picture. They look really cool in the bedrooms.

The kids love making them, very carefully and slowly. It is an activity which fulfills so many aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum that I feel like some sort of activity genius. Minimal cost too. Go and get some (from somewhere) or make your own from scratch, you will be thanking me!

Claire Walsh

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  • cartside 20th October 2009 at 9:14 pm

    great idea, will definitely try it out!

  • Insomniac Mummy 21st October 2009 at 12:14 am

    I used to love making paper chains when I was little.<br><br>You have inspired me!<br><br>:)

  • Muddling Along Mummy 21st October 2009 at 6:43 am

    What a great idea ! I&#39;m going to have to borrow that one – its perfect for Toddlergirl to have a go at and she can use them to decorate her playroom<br><br>You are a genius

  • TheMadHouse 21st October 2009 at 8:46 am

    Lovley Idea and what a great way to use up all the boden cats I keep getting sent!!!

  • Mum's Survival Guide 21st October 2009 at 8:56 am

    They look cool. I&#39;ll bet my dd would love doing those, not sure why I was going to wait for xmas to do it though.

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