Paper chains are a classic decoration for a child's party. Cheap and easy to make, everyone can get involved and they will quickly brighten up any room. If you're having a theme for the party, you can pick colours to tie in with the theme e.g. orange and black for a Halloween party or shades of blue, green and silver for an Under the Sea party. We chose bright rainbow colours and used some soft crepe paper.
Different colours of crepe paper
Colourful crepe paper
Cut strips out of the crepe paper. Ours were 20 cm by 3cm.
Curl the ends of a strip into a ring, overlapping the ends and staple it closed.
Thread another strip through the first ring and staple the ends of this one closed to make two interlocking rings.
Thread another strip through the second ring and staple the ends closed to make three interlocking rings.
Keep going making a long chain.
Pin or tape the chain across the room, draping it into several sections.