Paper Maniac Wednesday - Crafting with Your Kids

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hello! Welcome to Paper Maniac Wednesday here on my blog! This week the design team is crafting with their kids. Making a pennant banner was the first thing I thought to make with my kids. I knew they would enjoy making something that could also be used as a decoration in our home. I wanted to make something with a Thanksgiving theme, so I settled on the word "grateful" since I had all the letters for that word :)

I got the kids started by cutting the triangle pennants and stapling them to twill tape. I chose Indian Summer (Basic Grey) patterned paper for a warm autumn feel. The 6 x 6 pack is the perfect size for this project. Halle and I dipped the chipboard letters in a very wet ink pad of Close to Cocoa (craft ink) and let them dry. When they were finished drying, she glued them into place.

Halle and Colin both loved to decorate the letters with buttons. There favorite part was using the glue.
After the banner dried overnight (they used A LOT of glue!) I covered the staples with another strip of twill tape and added two brown bows to the ends. I think it turned out great and the kids are so proud of themselves. They can't wait to show it off!

You won't want to miss what the rest of the design team made this week with their kids. Head on over to the Paper Maniac Blog to check them out! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

{Grateful Pennant Banner}

Patterned Paper:
Indian Summer 6x6 Paper Pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Close to Cocoa (SU)
Accessories: Twill Tape (SU), Staples/Stapler,
Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Buttons, Mono Aqua Liquid Glue (Tombow), Brown Floss (DMC), Chipboard Letters (SU)

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Caro October 28, 2009 at 5:06 AM  

Très sympa!

Heather October 28, 2009 at 6:35 AM  

Love it! I may just do this with my little one this weekend. Great idea.

abbartski October 29, 2009 at 5:17 AM  

@How cool is this! I have 6 yr old twin sons and they would love to do this project. Thanks for sharing your idea and your childen's awesome creations.
Stay well,

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