It is Easter Bank holiday and here we are still at home. Wouldn’t it be great to have a party? Who would you invite? What would you have to eat? What would you play? Maybe you would have some dancing.

Why don’t you create an imaginary party? You could invite all sorts of people and there could be plenty of dancing. Cut some dancing friends from paper and invite them round. Make a play list. Plan some games. Write the menu.

Here’s how to make the paper dolls. Take a strip of paper, plain, or cut from an old newspaper or magazine. To make it into a concertina, fold it in half, then quarters, then eighths. Draw your dancing figure on the front page. Make sure that the figure touches the edge on both sides, otherwise you will have lots of separate paper dolls. Good places to join are hands, feet, knees, elbows, heads and even bits of clothing [coats, trousers, skirts, scarves…]. Cut the figure out. Cut through all the layers of the concertina folds, making sure you leave the joins at the folds on either side. 

Now you should have a chain of dancers. You can leave them plain or colour them in or enjoy the patterns from the paper. Make several chains and arrange to make a party.

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