printable // cheery cherry chain
Happy Presidents' Day to my American friends! To celebrate, I thought we might go for a classic president theme...cherries! If you're not from the US or up on your American history, you might be wondering what in the world I'm talking about.
Our first president, George Washington, has a little folk lore about him. Story goes that he chopped down a cherry tree and when asked about it, he owned up to it, saying he could not tell a lie.
And so, cherries! What's good about these is that you can cut out a chain of cheery cherries any time of the year. They aren't really just for Presidents' Day!
DOWNLOAD THE CHEERY CHERRY CHAIN PDF
Print the PDF on regular paper, and grab a decent pair of scissors.
Fold back the white edge on the left side of the page. Accordion fold the paper at the dotted line, and then back and forth matching the folded edges. You can trim off the white edge on the right side of the page, or trim the excess that will be left later.
Cut out the cherry shape on the white line. Take care that when you are cutting you keep a bit of fold intact on each side.
After you've cut them out, gently open them to reveal half a dozen cheery cherries on each strip. They're pretty cute just like this, but you can join them up to make longer chains too.
In fact, you could print several pages and just keep adding more!
To connect the pieces, go to the left edge and you should have that folded flap from the beginning of your folding. At the right edge of each piece, make sure you've trimmed away the flap.
Apply some glue stick to the flap on the left edge and attach it to the back of the second strip. Add as many as you want!
With all these cherries smiling at you, you can't help but smile back!
Maybe some other fruit would make more fun cut out paper chains. What do you think? Any favorite fruit you'd like to see as a paper-doll-style printable?