- Take a piece of paper (8.5" x 11") and cut it lengthwise.
- Fold it into quarters accordion (pleated) style.
- Draw a figure of a person on the top layer. Be sure that the arms extend beyond the edge of the folded sheet. You can draw your own figure or use these printable templates.
- Cut the figure out and unfold. You will get a chain of dolls holding hands.
Optional: Decorate the figures with eyes, nose, mouth, hair, and clothes!
To have more dolls in your chain, use a larger sheet of paper and fold more pleats before cutting. Or, use more than one sheet of paper and connect the figures with tape.
For more origami and paper craft ideas for kids, check out the Origami Resource Center.