christmas countdown paper chain free printable

Christmas Countdown Paper Chains {Free Printables}

We love making our annual Christmas countdown paper chain craft so much so that we made two this year – one from the traditional red and green construction paper and another using our new free printable. If you don’t have any construction paper on hand, or want to try out something a little bit different, check out this fun Christmas countdown paper chain craft for the kids this year. To download these paper chains for free, please continue reading below.

christmas countdown paper chain free printable

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What You’ll Need

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What to Do

Begin by downloading and printing the Christmas countdown paper chain printable. We recently signed up for the HP Instant Ink program and are loving it! They offer several different plans (such as $4.99 for 100 pages a month) and will automatically send you new cartridges before you even need them. We are now saving SO MUCH money (and time) on ink and I don’t feel guilty printing out new printables and playdough mats each day. If you want to check it out, ordering through our link here will give you one free month of service. You can use just about any HP printer but we’ve been using this compact one and absolutely love it! The color is gorgeous and matches my decor (we’ll call that a win!) and the size is smaller than any printer I’ve ever owned which is great for small spaces (or living room/dining room offices). Between HP Instant Ink and our compact printer, my printing life truly has become so much easier to print all these fun playdough mats and activity sheets we’ve been making lately.

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Once you’ve printed your Christmas paper chains, cut them out.

christmas countdown paper chain free printable
christmas countdown paper chain free printable

Now it’s time to glue!

christmas countdown paper chain free printable

Begin by gluing the end of one paper chain and press it together to make a link.

christmas countdown paper chain free printable
christmas countdown paper chain free printable

Then, add another strip of paper through the link you just glued and glue it closed just as you did with the first link.

christmas countdown paper chain free printable

Continue adding strips until you have the desired number of links on your Christmas countdown chain. You could also make this for decoration, or make a second for decoration and use one as a countdown and the other as Christmas decor.

christmas countdown paper chain free printable

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How to Access this Free Christmas Printable Pack:

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QUICK TIP: We have many Christmas and other fun themed printables in the library but if you’re in a hurry and only want to download this particular printable for now – you can find it on page 16 of the resource library.

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christmas countdown paper chain free printable

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