Paper chains are a basic easy activity, that I find don't usually have a use in the art room, until now! I was inspired to do this by a pin on pinterest that I took and made my own. I had the students paint like Eric Carle first on a 9x 12 sheet of green construction paper. The following class I past back the papers and as I did I chopped them up into strips using the part cutter. I had the students fold and glue their strips into a chain, as well as a single red strip for the head. I also past out yellow ovals for the eyes. Finally, we took a pipecleaner and twisted it around to make the antennas! The students loved this and the library looks fabulous with these hanging from the ceiling!!!!