Thursday, April 7, 2011

Paint Chip Rainbow Chain

Another project with paint chips: a Paint Chip Rainbow Chain! (Be sure to check out our Paint Chip Collages.) Very simple and easy to do! All you need are some paint chips from your local home improvement store, scissors/paper cutter/x-acto blade, and a stapler.  Cassie is great with the stapler,  but with this project it was difficult for her to do it herself. I had to hold the paper and she could squeeze the stapler.  Here is a finished chain:


Here is our beautiful arrangement of paint chips cut into strips.  I used a paper cutter which worked out really well to cut pretty straight strips.  You may even be able to find paint chips that are already long thin rectangles to form into chains.  Grab a stapler and your ready to go!


These chains would make a great decoration for Spring to brighten up any room.  They would also be a great decoration for a rainbow themed birthday party which I've seen at  the blogs The Imagination Tree and Paint Cut Paste. Two great blogs with amazing ideas!


Still having fun and thinking of more ideas with paint chips!!! 

A reader gave me an idea for my Paint Chip Collage post:
Use paint chips in "earth" tones or "grey" tones to make a collage for a rainy day!
The ideas are endless!

24 comments:

  1. Another lovely idea! I've noticed ALL of your posts are just so bright and wonderfully colourful! Must be why I love them so much. I bet you loved sorting those chips into colour groups didn't you?! I would have ;-)

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  2. Thanks Anna! Only bright colors after this Winter! Loved picking out the paint chips the best! Time to go back to the home improvement store!

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  3. oooh, look at all those colors! that's a fun way to use paint chips -- totally new to me! what other paint chip wonders do you have up your sleeve?

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  4. Melissa, thanks for sharing this cute craft idea. As you said, ideas are endless, we just have to find ways to implement them. Check out my Easter Egg Bunny @ http://blog.memetales.com/2011/04/easter-egg-bunny-kids-craft/

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  5. Hmmm, you've got me thinking! LOL!

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  6. Melissa, these chains are nice - very colourful!
    They could be used to decorate a "tools and workshop" center quite nicely with the paint chip idea.

    I make chains with my children now and then, and we have usually used white glue to join the strips. It takes a bit more time because the paper has to be held together to set.:)

    The beautiful selection of colours, when offered to children, would be very inviting.
    Brenda

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  7. oh so colorful, love it!! We pick up paint chips too, have used them to make number/alphabet cards.

    Roopa

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  8. Great recycling craft! One of these days I'm going to be banned from Home Depot for snagging paint sticks and sample cards to make fun crafts like this one!

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  9. I love this!! So bright and cheery....it makes me smile just looking at the picture of it. :)

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  10. Looks great, lovely colours! Would be great at a rainbow themed party.

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  11. this is so great. I just made a paint chip birthday banner on my blog! so they would go together perfectly for a party. simple and easy idea. love it! great blog.


    kathryn
    -thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  12. Splendid idea, oh so much fun! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

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  13. Love this! (Your site is wonderful!) I pinned this to my wall at http://pinterest.com/pin/12626575/

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  14. Great idea Melissa! Lovely for birthday parties - all the guests could help make one.

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  15. I am absolutely in love with this, I have a crazy thing with hanging garlands and chains and streamers all over my house. I NEED to go to the home improvement store and start stashing paint chips in my purse!
    I HAVE TO MAKE THIS!

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  16. Oh how lovely and how pretty and how wonderful! I LIKE!! :-) what a wonderful idea! (and saves all that cutting up)

    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  17. Great idea! I am sure a lot of families would love to do this...

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice! Hope to see you back this week!

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  18. Very fun idea! Thanks for inspiring us.

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  19. That is so pretty! What a fun project for the kids! I wonder if anyone will notice me swiping half of the paint chip cards next time I'm at Wal-Mart... ha ha

    Thanks so much for sharing this at For the Kids Friday Link Party! I will be posting the next party tomorrow night. I hope to have you stop by and join us for another week sharing great ideas for our kids!!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    :)rachel at http://SunScholars.blogspot.com

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  20. brilliant idea! thanks so much for sharing this and all your other projects on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  21. Very cute and colorful, great for when working on colors! Thanks for linking up!
    Crystal

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  22. Hi! I featured this project on Fun Friday Finds today. I hope you will stop by and check it out.
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/08/fun-friday-finds-paint-chips.html

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