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Watercolor Paper Chain Garland

I had the watercolors out this week so Moses was painting on some strips of leftover printmaking paper. It was so pretty I thought it would make a nice paper garland.

It was a great little project to do with kids. The main thing is to paint on both sides of the paper before you cut. And I’m not sure if you can tell the scale here but I think the teeny tiny links are the cutest (even though they take a little longer.)

  1. mamagnome

    December 13, 2010

    gorgeous! what a great idea. we made some chains, but they were too bulky and had no watercolor. I think we will definitely try again following your lead!

  2. Notes from Holly St.

    December 13, 2010

    such a cute idea!

  3. Caroline

    December 13, 2010

    I might try these tonight! Thanks!

  4. Bestie

    December 13, 2010

    love your paper chains!

  5. Jenn

    December 14, 2010

    I love this! But I am pretty sure this is a project just for me…my three year old would destroy it!

  6. Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza)

    December 14, 2010

    Lovely project…but even more precious for being made with your son!

  7. mamagnome

    December 14, 2010

    so, we tried it tonight. I love how the little strips made the otherwise not-so-amazing watercolors look lovely and stripey. My two boys were good through the painting phase and the older one liked the cutting phase (although his strips were not very slim), but I am the one fastening the chain together now that they are in bed. I noticed that you used glue rather than tape…is this because you do not want the tape to show? Thanks! Jennifer

  8. Heather

    December 14, 2010

    This is so cute! We've been making a lot of water color (and collage) stars at our house for the top of our tree. I think we now have about 50! Would you like one?

  9. tom

    December 14, 2010

    hey that was a creative idea! I'll try it now with my daughter, she's gonna be like it ..

  10. Pancakes For Recess

    December 17, 2010

    So cool. What a neat alternative to the tacky giant rings of bright green and red construction paper.

  11. Conan Carpenter

    December 29, 2010

    speechless- so handsome.
    thanls Conan

  12. Sarah

    March 18, 2011

    I'm in love with this! This would be pretty if you incorporated it with a water color rainbow party.

    – Sarah

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