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Paper Chains
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As far as I know the first appearance of Paper Chains in the historical record is in Part Two of 'The Kindergarten Guide' by Maria Kraus Boelte and John Kraus, which was probably first published by E. Steiger and Company in New York in 1882.



Two ways of making paper chains without glue are described in 'Jeux et Occupations Pour les Petits: Guide des Mères et des Institutrices' by Henriette Suzanne Brés was published by Librairie Classique Fernand Nathan in Paris in 1894.



A way of making paper chains, using glue, is described in 'More Paper Magic' by Will Blyth, which was published by C Arthur Pearson in London in 1923.

Plain Chain (Paper Chain)