St. Patrick's Day Decor
Everyday rooms are easily made party-ready with a colorful banner. Made from paper, clover shapes and buttons, this banner is a great way to celebrate spring or St. Patrick's Day! Banners can be made as long or short as you like. Spruce up a doorway, or go all out and brighten up the entire length of a wall.
What You Need:
- Construction paper (white and green)
- White buttons
- Mini stapler
What You Do:
- Starting with the white construction paper, have your child fold one sheet in half vertically, so it is tall and thin.
- Lay the folded paper on a table horizontally so the fold is at the top.
- Have your child measure out 4.5" shapes from left to right.
- When the lines are drawn, have him mark a center point in the bottom of each shape, then create diagonal lines from that center point to either side of the measured lines, creating a "V" shape at the bottom of the rectangle.
- With the paper folded, he can cut out the larger rectangles and the "V" shapes at the bottom of each one. Repeat this process for as many banner pieces as you would like to make.
- Have him draw a clover on a green sheet of paper and cut it out.
- Use this clover to create more clovers by tracing it until you have one for each banner piece you would like to make, and cut them out.
- Glue a clover in the center of each banner piece.
- Glue a button in the center of each clover.
- Cut a length of string as long as you would like your banner to reach.
- Have him place one banner piece at a time, evenly spaced over the string, so the string fits snugly on the inside of the fold.
- Help him staple the banner pieces in place.
- Hang your banner up anywhere you'd like to celebrate springtime or St. Patrick's Day!