Paper Chains Supplies

Here you will find all the supplies you will need to make your own paper chains. All items have been carefully chosen to help you find the best supplies. I have either used these products myself or carefully gone through the many customer reviews to find those most suitable for the task.

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Paper Strips


Mighty Bright Paper Chain Strips 1"X8" 180/Pkg-Assorted Colors



These colorful paper strips are brightly colored on both sides.

Non-gummed so you will need an adhesive to make your paper chains.

These are wider than those I use in this tutorial so can be cut down to get even more.

An inch shorter at 8" long but this will not make much difference to your finished product.

They can be used for lots of other crafts too.


Hygloss Stick-A-Licks, 1 by 8-Inch, Chain Strips, 100-Pack



These colorful paper strips are brightly colored on one side and white on the other.

Gummed so you can lick and stick. The gum was great on some but not so great on others so be prepared to use some tape or glue if necessary.

These are wider than those I use in this tutorial so can be cut down to get even more.

An inch shorter at 8" long but this will not make much difference to your finished product.

They can be used for lots of other crafts too.


Construction Paper


Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper, 9-Inches by 12-Inches, 50-Count



If you would prefer to cut your own strips then this construction paper is perfect.

50 sheets in 10 colors will you give you plenty of choice when making your paper chains.

At the time of writing the standard pack contains 10 colors -  Black, Blue, Dark Brown, Festive Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Sky Blue, White and Yellow.

Non gummed so you will need an adhesive.

These sheets are 9" by 12" so you will get up to 48 chains per sheet.

They can be used for lots of other crafts too.


Pacon Creative Products Heavyweight Construction Paper, 684 Sheets



If you do lots of crafts using colored paper then this is a great buy.

684 sheets of 12 colors, there's enough for everyone to choose their favorites.

Good quality paper, not too thick or too thin, suitable for lots of craft projects.

Non gummed so you will need an adhesive to make your paper chains.



Glue and Tape


Elmer's Craft Bond Tacky Glue, 4-Ounce, Clear



Elmers is a well known for it's great adhesives range.

This glue comes in an easy to use bottle and dries clear.

Works great on paper or card, so ideal for any of your card or paper based crafts. 

Doesn't stick fingers together and easy to clean up.

This is a multi-purpose glue and can be used on other surfaces such as fabric, plastic and wood so can be used for lots of other crafts.


Aleene's Tacky Pack



Aleenes is another well known company for it's great adhesives range in the US.

If you do lots of crafting this set of minature bottles is a great buy.

A great set to try different glues from the Aleenes range.  The set includes one bottle of embellishing glue, one bottle of  OK to wash-it and three bottles of the original tacky glue in the iconic gold bottle

The tacky glue works great on paper or card, so ideal for your this project. Doesn't stick fingers together and easy to clean up.

The tacky glue is a multi-purpose glue and can be used on other surfaces such as fabric, plastic and wood so can be used for lots of other crafts.


Double-Sided Adhesive Sticky Tape



This double-sided sticky tape works well for all sorts of paper or card crafts.

The tape measures 27 yards(25m) length by 3/4 inch (18mm) width.

Suitable for paper, card, scrapbooking, embellishments, ribbons and more.

Easy to use and unlike glue you don't have to wait for it to dry. 


Scissors


Fiskars 8 Inch Softgrip Scissors Straight, Stainless Steel



Fiskars make great scissors and I use several pairs from their range for different purposes.

The soft grip makes cutting comfortable, even if there is lots to do.

These are great general purpose scissors.

The long blade makes them great for cutting out strips for paper chains.


Fiskars Pre-School Training Scissors, Color Received May Vary



These Fiskars pre-school training scissors are great for teaching kids how to cut.

They have a lever that opens the scissors automatically so the child can learn the open-close technique of using scissors, once mastered the lever can be flipped up for regular cutting.

Blunt tips and designed to cut only paper for safe learning.

You can't choose your colors but little ones won't really care about the color while they are learning to cut like the big kids.


Darice Paper Edging Scissors, 4-Pack



These Darice paper edging scissors make fancy edging easy.

A set of four scissors with different patterns as seen in the image on the left.

The scissors have the pattern printed on them so you know what the cut will look like.

The cutting edge is metal not plastic so you get a nice clean cut.

I have several pairs of these scissors and find them great for cutting most paper.

Suitable for children over 6 but these are not a toy and should be used with supervision.

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