Back in the summer when we started planning the kid's birthday parties, we
made some decorations. Very simple, very fast and very re-usable, which is what
we like most in a decoration.
Everyone knows how to make party streamers. Cut strips of colored paper and
staple or tape the first one into a circle and just link the next circle to the
first. Simple. Easy. Straightforward. We always make these for birthday parties
and we always make these for our Succah. Every. Single. Year. And it was getting a
little old. Either they ripped before/during/after the party or they ripped
before/during/after Succot - or more likely, got rained on and fell apart, not
to mention the color draining right out of the colored paper and onto the
There had to be a better way. And there is! We made these chain link party
streamers using colored craft foam, the same foam that is used to make the
Foamies letters and shapes that kids love to stick everywhere. The foam I used
came in sheets and was about $6 for a package of 40 large sized sheets, very
affordable. And I tested it in the sink, very waterproof.
I cut the sheets into strips, cutting the short side, so each sheet yielded a good
10 strips. Then the kids decided what patterns we would use, what color would go
next and they handed me the strips, I stapled and an hour later we had 5 huge
We used them for all our parties this summer and they are now safely packed
away in the Succah decorations bin in the basement, awaiting their next
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