Activity: Make your own bunting (either using basic hand sewing techniques or a no sew option)
How long: 2 hrs
Cost: Allow £2 for string and glue if you haven’t already got any.
What you’ll need: Tape measure and ruler, string, glue, scrap fabric or paper – you can even use old magazines for this.
Directions: Work out how long you want your bunting to be – find an area in the house to display it and measure the space. Allow a little more for draping. Then work out how many triangles you will need working on the premise that the top of the triangle measures 17cm with a 10cm gap in between. Cut your string to length and layout out on the kitchen floor.
Then make your template measuring 17cm along the top and complete the triangle with two edges of 22cm. Put the two triangles top to top to form a diamond shape template. Start cutting out the shapes and fold over. Glue along the join on the string. Repeat this leaving a 10cm gap between each one.
Benefits: This is a great activity for learning shapes and measurement. For older children, why not get them to sew the bunting – learning another skill.
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