Thursday, June 26, 2014

Kids Craft Fourth of July Banner

As a self-proclaimed Slacker Mom, I am a big believer that moms don't have to be the sole Summer Entertainment Committee.  Kids are fully capable of being creative and finding stuff to do to keep them occupied and entertained.  You won't find a summer bucket list anywhere in my house.  Ever.  

My kids love making crafts and, as you can imagine, it is even better when they do it on their own.  As I was looking through my Pebbles paper one day, I found a darling flag print that I thought would make a bright and festive Fourth of July Banner.  I gathered a few supplies and let them get to work.  


Kids Craft Fourth of July Banner

With a few basic supplies that you can find around the house and an inexpensive piece of scrapbooking paper, you can make a Fourth of July American flag banner that you can use in the years to come.  


To make this banner you will need: flag patterned paper, scissors, a hole punch, string, and a needle.  


Start by having the kids cut apart the flags from the 12"x12" paper.  This pattern is kid-friendly as the flags have a fairly wide margin between them.  


Next, punch holes in the top corners of each flag.  We used a 1/16" hole punch, but any size will work.  


Thread the flags together with a blunt needle and some string or twine.  


Now you have a brightly colored, handmade banner that will liven up your space during the summer holidays!  


For more fun summer ideas for kids, click on the image above and visit the InLinkz list below.  

Happy summer! 

Amanda


1 comment:

  1. I love this Fourth of July project and will be adding it to decorate my dessert table. I would love if you would share a post on my meet up Monday Blog Party. I am doing a Fourth of July cupcake tutorial on Tuesday and I know your post will be an awesome addition! Here is where you can add your post on Monday! http://lifewithjennifer.wordpress.com/

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