TubaDad is in Germany on business right now*, so the girls and I have been keeping busy with lots of water play and fun crafts like today’s so-easy-a-five-year-old-could-do-it 4th of July Banner.
It was Ro’s night to stay up late (we alternate every night so we get some one-on-one time with each girl and also so they go to sleep separately instead of partying together until the wee hours of the morning). So we broke out the new scallop circle punch and festive patriotic papers we picked out at Michael’s and made a fun 4th of July banner!
We punched out five scallops from each color, made a couple of holes in each one with a regular hole punch, then threaded the circles onto a long piece of twine. That was it! (Hint: I wrapped a little scotch tape around the end of the twine so it was easy to thread.)
Ro had a ball with this project and loved the fact that she got to do it all by herself (well actually I helped position the paper in the punch because I only bought one sheet of each color and we couldn’t afford to mess them up, but still...).
We didn’t use any glue or knots, just dragged the scallops into place and the thick twine held them neatly in position.
She was SO PROUD of the finished banner.
I think it’s pretty dang cute too. Good thing, because as soon as Ree spies this in the morning, we’ll be making another one.
Update from Tuesday: I was right, Ree wanted to make one as soon as it was her turn to stay up late. So now we have two. I like how they made different patterns with the colors. Now they want to make a few banners for their room, so we’re heading back to Michael’s today so they can pick out a few sheets of paper that match their room colors. It’ll be interesting to see what they put together.
* And he is actually going to the zoo tomorrow with Ro and Ree’s awesome twin buddies H2 and S2 who happen to be visiting Germany this very second. The girls CANNOT WAIT to see pictures.