Phew, now that I've bared my soul and gotten my drama out of the way, it's time to move on to more important things: fun projects. This paper banner was the primary decoration for Bojey's little birthday party last month. It was simple, cheap, and fun to make. Here's what we did:
*watercolor paper or cardstock
*Dot Makers, thick markers, or watercolors
1. Color entire sheets of watercolor paper or card stock. I prefer watercolor paper because I like how it absorbs so much color. We used dot makers for the "painting." Have you ever used them? We love them. They create a thick line of rich, bright color.
2. After the sheets have dried, flip them over and trace shapes from cookie cutters onto the back. We used two sizes of heart-shaped cutters:
That's it! Easy, cheap, and kid-friendly, at least for the coloring/painting part.
And if you're like me and have to use up every bit of everything, you can use your scraps with smaller cookie cutters to make table decorations:
This held up really well, and now it's hanging on the wall next to Bojey's bed, still in perfect condition.