Have you started decorating for Easter yet? The holiday is not till the middle of April but it is never too early to start getting your eggs and pastel colors out! This Easter Paper Chain Countdown craft is so easy that even the littlest family member can get involved! We love countdowns around out house. My kids have enjoyed making them for holidays and birthdays for a while now so I though I would share this Easter paper chain as a fun way for you to join in the countdown till Easter.
Easy Paper Chain Craft To Help You Countdown Till Easter
Easter Paper Chain Countdown Supplies Needed:
- Construction Paper
- Easter/Spring Cookie Cutters
Directions for how to make a easy paper chain to Countdown Till Easter:
Gather your supplies and head to a flat area. We love spreading out on the floor but a table is just fine too. Start with your construction paper. I chose pastel colors for my chain. Stack 3 or 4 pieces one on top of each other and cut 1 to 1 1/2 inch strips out. You will need to cut out enough strips for the days leading up to your date. If you start on April 1st, cut out 16 strips.
Once your strips are cut out, grab your cookie cutters. This is totally optional but I think it adds a little something to a boring paper chain! Trace your cookie cutters (eggs, bunnies, crosses, flowers, butterflies, etc…) .
Once you have your shapes traced, cut them out. If you haven’t yet, grab your strips and tape the ends together. Interlock your strips one at a time till they are all connected. Temporarily hang your chain up and tape your cookie cutter cut-outs to the rings that are showing on the front.
When your Easter shape cut-outs are all taped on, your done! Congratulations, you have made an easy Paper Chain to Countdown Till Easter. I made a little sign at the top of ours just for a little something extra.
Have you made a paper chain before? They are so easy to throw together and the kiddos really love ripping them off each day!