Make a People Paper Chain!

Help your child strengthen their cutting and folding ability by creating a people paper chain! If you’ve never heard of a people paper chain before, it’s a paper craft that has a chain of people holding each other’s hands.

Materials Needed

  • 1 8″ x 11″ computer sheet paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Coloring Materials (optional)

First, take a computer sheet paper and fold it accordion style. Remember the width of the fold will be half the size of your paper person. Also, make sure that each fold is the same size or else your paper people will be different sizes.


This is how the paper should look like after folding it accordion style. cutouts4

Once you fold the paper, then draw an outline of your paper person. I drew half of the paper person since I made a lot of accordion folds. Important – Before you draw your paper person, make sure that you are drawing the halfway point of the body on the correct side! It should be on the side where the paper is creased and not open. 


After you are done, cut the lines and, voila, you have a paper person chain! Use coloring materials to decorate your chain.



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