Fold-n-Cut Paper Halloween Garland

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Fold-n-Cut Paper Halloween Garland

Remember cutting chains of paper dolls? This Halloween version provides 6 templates to choose from: cat, pumpkin skull, spider, ghost and cat. Each sheet of construction paper makes a garland a yard long and 2.5" tall.

To begin, download and print the Halloween Garland Template Sheet.

Fold-n-Cut Paper Halloween Garland

Use the square marked "folding guide" to divide a piece of paper into 3 strips the same height as the folding guide. Glue-stick the ends together to form a long strip.

Fold-n-Cut Paper Halloween Garland

Fold the paper accordion style, making each pleat the same width as the folding guide.

Fold-n-Cut Paper Halloween Garland

Trace the pattern onto the top fold, being sure to place the red parts of the outline along the folds. Do not cut the red parts! The shapes must remain attached at the sides.

Fold-n-Cut Paper Halloween Garland

Cut around the shape. For shapes with eyes, make a straight cut over from a convenient spot and then cut out the eye.

Fold-n-Cut Paper Halloween Garland

You can make the chain as long as you want by making additional strips and attaching them to each other. Don't try to fold and cut more than a sheet's worth at a time, though, because it will be difficult to cut smoothly through a large number of folds.

Fold-n-Cut Paper Halloween Garland

Or make a variety of short chains with different colored papers.

Fold-n-Cut Paper Halloween Garland

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