I’ve been wanting to use the maps from my outdated road atlas and making bunting with it seemed perfect.
1. Old map book
2. Curling ribbon (other ribbon or string will do too)
3. Scissors (decorative edge scissors are a fun alternative to straight edge)
Fold in half – lengthwise
Fold the long cut edge (both thicknesses) about ½”
Cut into triangles
When you have a bunch cut out, start putting it together. Cut a length of ribbon. Use the ½” fold to go over the ribbon. Staple it all together.
This is a great craft for kids. Lots of repetitions, practice with scissors and stapling. These are all good ways to build strength in a child’s hands for handwriting. If it isn’t all lined up perfectly – it still looks really cute. Older and more sophisticated kids will enjoy it as well and can take pride in doing it a bit more perfectly.
Using magazines would be fun and colorful too.
Use double sided Christmas wrapping paper and make a bunting style garland for the tree.