This little craft project is too good not to share. It’s so simple that I hesitated to write about it at first. But I decided that I owed it to parents around the world to show my last minute paper bunting made with only a few items you can find in any supermarket.
Read on how you can easily a cute little bunting for any happy occasion in no time!
Every Party Needs a Bunting
We’re usually pretty relaxed about any party we organise. I’m not known for my clever baking, exciting games or elaborate themed decorations. We just want to casually hang out with friends and family and celebrate important milestones together.
But I do always make some kind of an effort. I want my children to feel special on their birthdays. I want them to know that it was the most beautiful day of my life.
So when one day my son’s second birthday snuck up on me (don’t ask me how that happened, all I can say is that I’m very sleep deprived!), I had to improvise. A quick trip to the supermarket was all we could manage. And hallelujah, there in the stationary aisle, inspiration struck.
Here’s how I made it work:
How to Make a Simple Last Minute Paper Bunting
The stars of this craft project are a block of memo notes and kitchen twine. You’ll also need scissors and some kind of hole puncher.
The memo notes usually come in a variety of complementary colours. You can pick those that work best for the occasion. There’s so many of them that you can easily make enough bunting for your entire home using only one colour!
Making the triangles for the bunting is simple fold your square piece of paper like you can see in the image above.
Then punch a hole in two of the three corners.
And start stringing the little colourful triangles on your kitchen twine.
If you alternate the way you string your paper, the bunting will look the same on both sides. Not that it matters much, but you know, I love my dots on my i’s!
And when finished it looks surprisingly pretty, and festive!
Ways to Play with Bunting
This simple emergency paper bunting has been a huge success in our home. Since it’s so cheap and easy to make, my daughter has been really enjoying making a little bunting for her shop, her bedroom, the dollies’ beds, the play kitchen and just random walls and windows and doors.
With a little bit of help my 4 year old can draw the triangle shapes, cut them out, punch the holes and string them all on.
She loves coming up with different colour combinations. That is after we made an all pink one first. And with some washi tape she’s been very capable of hanging them up by herself.
My toddler thought it was fun to decorate them first and then pull the triangles off one by one. Which is an activity in itself I guess …
I’m sure there are many more ways in which the little ones can get creative making these simple paper buntings and figure out new ways to put them to use.
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