I make beautiful, high-quality fabric bunting for children's bedrooms. I thought it would be fun one day for my three-year-old daughter to emulate mummy and make some paper bunting. She's so proud of her bunting - it's hanging over her bed now. This is a great activity to do with a creative pre-schooler.
What you'll need
- Several pieces of coloured A4 paper
- Hole punch
- Things to decorate the bunting e.g. sticker, felt-pens, crayons, glitter. Whatever you've got in the house.
- Take a piece of A4 paper. Mark the centre of one of the short sides either by measuring it or by folding. Use the ruler to draw a straight line from the top corners to the centre point at the bottom to make a triangle shape.
- Cut along the straight lines. You can do this, or your little-one can, depending on how good they are with a pair of scissors (mine adores cutting!).
- Hand over the triangle to your little one to decorate how they see fit.
- Use the hole punch to put holes in the short side of the pendant.
- Make as many pendants as you want to. When they are all done thread them onto a length of string. You can do this yourself or get your child to help - depending on how good their fine motor skills are.
- Hang in pride of place! If you don't want to knock nails into the wall you could try command hooks - they're great for hanging loads of things on the wall and don't mark the paint work.
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