Accordion-Paper People


  1. Pencil
  2. Paper
  3. Scissors
  4. Crayons


Fold paper, accordion-fashion, in three-inch strips so that all sections are equal. The number of folds in the paper determines the number of people in the chain. On the top piece of the folded paper, draw a person whose hands extend to touch the folds of the paper on each side. Carefully cut around the person, making sure NOT to cut where the hands meet the folds. Open up the paper and your child will have a chain of several people holding hands. Color them in with crayons, make different expressions on each face, or create a themed group. Kids enjoy creating a replica of their family, so make sure you have enough folds to include whoever your child would like in the family group.


From 365 Days of Creative Play by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

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