Have you chosen your side in the upcoming Civil War? If you and the kids are on Team Cap, this craft is for you! Make a Captain America paper chain garland for a playroom, birthday party, Fourth of July, or any day you want to show your allegiance to Team Cap.
What You Need
- Red construction paper
- Blue construction paper
- White construction paper
- Circle templates (no bigger than 2″)
- 5/8″ star punch
- Tape or stapler
These instructions are for creating a garland approximately five feet in length; add or remove links as needed.
Begin by using a 5/8″ star punch to make four stars in the white construction paper.
Send the kids around the house to find templates for circles approximately 1″, 1.5″, and 2″ in diameter. Trace four 1″ circles in the blue construction paper.
Glue the white stars on the blue circles. Next, trace and cut four 1.5″ circles from the red construction paper.
Glue the blue circles to the red circles. Trace and cut 2″ circles from the white construction paper. Glue the red circles to complete the shield.
Next, cut 20 strips from the blue construction paper along the short side of the paper, approximately 1.5″ wide.
Cut 9 strips of the red construction paper.
Loop the strips together and use the tape or stapler to hold the chain links together.
Create a pattern of two blue links and one red link for the length of the garland.
Finally, on every other red link (the ones facing horizontal), glue or tape one of Captain America’s shields.
Adhere all four shields, and your garland is complete!