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Gum Wrapper Paper Chain

Learn this to make this gum wrapper paper chain, then find lots of things to do with them. Bracelets are just one idea as the chain expands for easy fitting.

gum wrapper paper chain

gum wrapper paper chain

I like to use patterned scrapbook paper that comes in pads at craft stores. They have built in coordinated papers that already made to go with each other. Just be sure to get the regular paper weight and not the heavier stock as it would be more difficult to fold.


  • Scrapbook pattern paper
  • Paper cutter
  • Stapler


  1. Use a paper cutter to make LOTS of strips of paper that are 1″ x 10″ in length.
  2. 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.
  3. Follow the diagram to link chain together.
  4. Size the length of the bracelet to be large enough to just slip over the hand and then staple together.

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