DIY Thankful Craft Paper Chain For Thanksgiving

by Tonya Staab
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This thankful craft will bring the family together this year. Make a Thanksgiving paper chain and build on it year after year with family.

Halloween is over, and boy was it fun. Mike and I spent the whole day baking while the kids were at school. We made three pumpkin pies, froze 6 bags of pumpkin and 3 bags of pumpkin pie mix and puree to use over the coming weeks, and then made ribs for dinner. This was after making sausage rolls, and an apple pie. We clearly love to eat, especially all of the fall goodies. Once the kids were home from school, fed, and a Halloween movie watched, we headed out to trick-or-treat. Mike couldn’t help but get dressed up in costume to scare our neighborhood friends as they came by to collect candy.

The weather is actually beginning to feel a little like fall too. After being in the 100’s last week, this week has been much cooler in the 60’s and 70’s. It’s perfect! Although we are still waiting patiently for rain which seemed to successfully dodge our house yesterday. We’ve been getting into the fall spirit though and adding a little fall decor. Last week the kids and I made this fall paper chain garland, but the best part is that even though we made it in fall colors and prints it can be left up year-round to remind everyone of the things we are grateful for.

Thanksgiving paper chain hanging above a fireplace.
A Thanksgiving paper chain craft is a wonderful family activity.

Note: This project was originally created for Hewlett Packard’s Myprintly website however that site has been taken offline. You can find some of the MyPrintly projects though on the HP YouTube channel. 

Thankful craft

Supplies to make a Thanksgiving paper chain

Instructions to make a Thanksgiving paper chain

  1. I love the pretty 8×8 scrapbook paper you find in craft stores but they are too large to run through a standard printer, so your first step is to trim them to size.
  2. Load the trimmed scrapbook paper into your printer and print the free download.
  3. Cut out each of your paper links and have everyone in the family write a message on them. Tip: use a different paper pattern or color for each family member.
  4. Join the ends of the first paper loop together and staple them in place. Create a chain by looping each strip of paper through the previous link.
Fall scrapbook paper for a Thanksgiving craft
Scrapbook paper that’s perfect for fall crafts.
I am thankful for family activity for Thanksgiving
A thankful craft paper chain for Thanksgiving
A thankful craft for the entire family to make together.
A Thanksgiving paper chain craft
A Thanksgiving paper chain that you can hang in your home.

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