• Large sewing needle
  • Thread – crochet cotton is ideal
  • Colored tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Round cookie cutter or cup about two inches in diameter
  • Pencil



  1. Trace circles on the tissue paper with your cup and pencil (try not to waste any paper).
  2. Cut out your paper circles.  You will need lots of different colored circles to make a really bright garland.
  3. Hold each circle of paper in the center.  Pinch it out a little and twist it once.
  4. Thread your needle with a piece of thread long enough to hang around your neck.
  5. Tie a big knot about four inches from the end of your thread.
  6. Thread the paper twists onto the needle.  Be careful as you push them down the thread.
  7. Arrange the twists to look pretty.
  8. When you have threaded all the twists of paper, or when you have nearly filled the thread, take the needle off the thread.
  9. Tie the two ends of the thread together and try on your garland!