Fall Paper Bunting {toddler craft}

It is officially time to welcome Fall and I am so excited! Friday was the official first day of Fall, so in honor of my favorite season, each post this week will be a celebration of everything I love about it!

And if there is one thing I love to do in the Fall, it’s crafts. Who’s with me? This year, Oscar is at a great age for crafts so I started thinking of ways we could do something together. I love the idea of using children’s artwork as part of the decor so I wanted it to be something we could display. I decided that we would make a paper bunting! It was a lot of fun and Oscar loves to look at his “project” every time he comes into the living room. And it’s SUPER easy!

How To Make a Fall Paper Bunting

1. Gather your supplies

I wanted to have a mix of decorative and homemade so I chose a multi-pack of patterned cardstock. This worked really well because Oscar could do whatever he wanted and even if that meant one sticker, there was still a bit of visual interest. I also grabbed a spool of glitter ribbon to string it up, a hole punch, stickers, chalk and glitter glue.

{Money saving tip: Get your glitter glue from Target instead of a craft store. I found mine in the $1 bin!}

2. Cut out your Triangles

Depending on the age of your child, you might have to do this part yourself like me. I had 5 different patterns of paper and cut out 3 triangles from each for a total of 15. Punch a hole on each point of the shorter end and then go crazy!

Oscar loved squeezing the glue and “painting” with it. I basically had to bribe him with more glue to get him to use a sticker but once he realized he could paint OVER the sticker he was sold. This was a fun and very easy project to do together!

3. Assemble your Bunting

I did this part during nap time. The ribbon I got was the perfect size to fit through the hole punch without having to knot it in between, but you could do that for a special touch if you want to!

I also decided to use the black paper for the letters and wrote out the word FALL with chalk. Originally, I had planned to cut out the letters, but since I had the chalk I thought I would try it out. It was easy and cute!

Once it was finished I hung it on our fireplace and we are ready to welcome Fall! I will be sharing a few more ideas for Fall this week so stay tuned! In the meantime, I’d love to feature your projects here, so email me your pictures!

  • http://thebkeepsushonest.blogspot.com/ jessica

    I love it! You are so much craftier than I. I don’t really have the patience to make it look symmetrical and pretty. Luckily I’m working with a 3 year old who also has about the same amount of attention span as I do.
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  • http://www.teandegd.blogspot.com Emily D.

    What a fun thing to do with Emma. I may just have to try it! Right now I have her gathering acorns for a craft. Thank you, Pinterest, for the ideas! :)
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  • Kim

    I love this! So going to do it. How did you hang it up? I’m scared to hammer a nail in the bricks

    • Andrea

      Thanks! I just used tape (double-sided on the back). It’s so lightweight, I only needed to do each side and a couple of the middle triangles.

  • http://www.Mommyality.com Lisa

    Genius!! I love it!
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  • Jessica T.

    My son is 8 and still loves to do leaf tracings in the fall. This is more advanced for someone like me, but we’ll have to try it!

  • http://blog.picaboo.com/ Becca Bernstein

    What a cute idea! I love fun fall decorations! And you’ve made it look so easy!
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  • http://angie-muchadoaboutnothing.blogspot.com Angie

    Very cute and creative!
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  • http://www.hinessightblog.com Hines-Sight Blog

    What a great idea! As you can see, I’ve been behind in my reading, but oh so nice, to catch up. I hope you are well.
    Hines-Sight Blog´s last blog post ..The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon?

  • alison

    This looks like something I can do w/Lil, thanks.

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