Having a hard time figuring out which of last monthâ€™s art projects to recycle?Â Feeling a bit guilty tossing them out? Â Well, weâ€™ve got a great way to turn some of your little oneâ€™s masterpieces into festive bunting.
Supplies youâ€™ll need:
- Old paintings or drawings
- Craft knife
- Decorative tissue paper
- To prepare the flags, cut each drawing into 5â€ strips.Â (The pages used for this craft were all 9â€ x 12â€ sheets.)Â Fold a strip in half and use a stencil to draw on a letter or whatever youâ€™d like to draw.Â Then cut out with a craft knife.Â Be sure to cut through the front and back flap.Â Repeat with each strip.
- Next cut tissue paper into strips about 5â€ x 12â€.Â A tad less than 5â€ wide is best to make sure the tissue paper doesnâ€™t peek out the sides of the flag.Â Open up a flag, and glue tissue paper strip on one half of the flag.Â Allow to dry.
- Cut thing slits in the portion of the tissue paper hanging outside of each flag.
- Then cut your string as long as you need it to be plus some for knotting.Â Lay one end of the string in the middle of your last flag and glue the top half down.Â Continue this process with each flag.Â Allow to dry.
When youâ€™re done, you can hang it up for a party or any time of the year.Â Now you and your kids can admire their artwork a little bit longer.Â Enjoy!