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Paper Ornaments | Virtual Drop-In Experience

Create a holiday ornament by exploring 3-Dimensional shapes using recycled paper.


Materials

Paper (e.g., construction paper, magazine pages, etc.)

Ruler

Pencil

Scissors

Hole puncher

Stapler

String, yarn, fishing line, or ribbon


Instructions

02. PREPARE MATERIALS

Use your ruler to measure one inch strips across the long side of your paper. Using a pencil, draw your cutting lines all the way down the length of the paper until you run out of paper.

02. CUT AND STACK

Cut your paper along your cutting lines. To save time, you can stack two to three pieces of paper on top of each other before cutting strips. After you have cut all of your paper strips, cut the length down on some of your strip ends to create different sized lengths.

03. SECURE ENDS

Stack 3-5 strips together and line up along one end. Staple the strips together about one inch away from this top edge to leave room for a hold punched hanging point. On the opposite side, line up the other end of the strips along their edge. What shapes are your paper strips creating? Is the paper moving easily as you join the different strip lengths? Move the strips slightly left or right to create your 3-Dimensional shapes. When you are satisfied with your design, secure this edge with another staple to create the bottom side of your paper ornament. 

04. COMPLETE AND HANG

Punch a hole in the center of the top of your ornament. Cut a small piece of string, yarn, fishing line, or ribbon to hang your ornament. Weave the string into the punched hole and secure the ends into a knot. Your ornament is now ready to hang! 

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About Virtual Drop-In Experiences

CAMH’s Virtual Drop-In Experiences feature instructions for pop-up activities you can do at home. Each hands-on activity provides creative opportunities to experience current exhibitions from a distance in a unique and meaningful way. Virtual Drop-In Experiences are released on our website at 1PM every Saturday. All ages, always free. Visit our Museum From Home page for more hands-on activities you can enjoy anytime!