A paperfolding paradise
The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell
page attempts to record what is known about the origin
and history of Paper Chains. Please contact me if you
know any of this information is incorrect or if you have
any other information that should be added. Thank you.
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.