Take the Halloween classroom decorating to a new level by making Halloween paper chains – you can either make them with the handy printable we have in our members area or use paper and imagination only.
You can combine this Halloween paper chain with one of the many Halloween craft and decoration ideas we have on our website.
There are many fun characters your kids can make – Jack – o – lanterns are probably the coolest, but black cats are fancy too (ooh and vampires would look pretty sweet too).
These can be a wonderful classroom project for kids to make, have each of the students make a part of the chain and then connect all parts into one giant paper chain. A friendly and fun Halloween classroom decoration.
Ready to start making your Halloween paper chain? Let’s get crafty!
How to make a Halloween Paper Chain
What you need:
- orange, green, black and white
- optional – our printable template for Jack o Lantern paper chain
- transparent tape
- google eyes
- glue stick
Step by Step Instructions
Start by cutting strips of paper that are about 2 inches wide and 8.5 inches, long.
They don’t have to be exact size, just somewhat uniform for the loops to match when you make the paper chain.
Make a Pumpkin
We’ll start with the pumpkin first.
Take green paper and cut a leaf shape and a little rectangle.
Draw a carved pumpkin face in the middle of the orange paper strip.
Loop the orange strip around and secure with tape.
With glue or tape, attach the leaf and stem to the paper loop.
Make a Cat
Moving forward, let’s make a black Halloween cat. Stick two googly eyes or wiggle eye stickers on the black paper strip .
If working with lighter black paper, draw the nose and mouth with black marker (use a white gel pen if working with darker paper).
Cut 6 thin short paper strips from the white paper. Glue them next to the nose – we’ve got whiskers.
Next, lets make a set of ears.
Cut two small triangles from black paper for the ears.
Use tape on the back of the ears to secure it to the black strip – using school glue will work out just as well.
Loop the paper and glue the ends together.
Make a Monster
Last part of the Halloween paper chain is the Frankenstein’s monster.
Add all the scary details this monster needs – haircut too (can be drawn or glued).
If cutting the hair – make a rectangle out of the black paper & give one edge a jagged finish for his hair. Stick on the head.
Loop your Frankenstein and tape to finish.
Now to chain them together. Cut two papers strips.
Use these to link the three Halloween friends together. Add some tape to connect the characters to the plain links – this will make all of your Halloween characters facing forward.
The Halloween people paper chain is complete!
Pretty aren’t they!