Paper Chain

December 6, 2011 at 6:49 pm Leave a comment

I remember having great fun when I was little making paper chains with my sister and stringing them around the house at Christmas time so I thought I would like my children to have a go at making them.  So on the 5th day of advent they pulled out of their advent calendar a mini paper chain with the words written on it – Make your own Paper Chain.

Emily had her go first and I cut up some strips of wrapping paper that were too small to wrap presents. She decided she wanted to put them all face down ready for the glue to go on.

We ended up with two colours – red and white and so we ended up doing a bit of maths with a pattern of red and white.  Emily would repeat the pattern and managed to be able to say what would come next.

We were also working her motor skills with threading the strip of paper through the last loop.  She loves using glue but I would help her form the loop in the end.

Alexander had fun with his but he kept wanting to put the glue on before he put the strip through the loop and then the next strip would stick to the loop and he needed to be untangled.  His is not as long as Emily’s – he lost interest way before she did.  His was a 3 colour pattern of red, silver and blue which he had fun designing what order his pattern would go in.

Still Going

It’s almost as tall as Emily!

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Designs.

Advent Calendar New Sewing Machine

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


December 2011
S M T W T F S
« Nov   Jan »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

%d bloggers like this: