Paper-Chains diagram 700I’ve found that students love to turn these paper chains into headbands. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s a fun time to make some very Indian-esque looking headware. Maybe with orange and yellow and brown strips though, not the pink and plaid.

1. Cut LOTS of strips of paper that are 1″ x 10″ in length. To make each link, the students must fold each strip in half, wrong sides together, and make a crease. The strip is opened, and each side in folded in half again. Lastly, both sides fold together, much like a book is folded. Press all edges to crease and make flat. The final should look like “bunny ears”, or two loops. Repeat for all links.

2. Follow the diagram to link chain together. Short chains make nice bookmarks, and long chains are fun to decorate with.