How to Make a Friendship Banner

September 10th, 2009 | by Suki |

friendship-banner

Here’s a fun craft for a birthday party or other celebration for a girl of any age. To create this banner, you’ll need:

- A large piece of felt

- Smaller pieces of felt in various colors (often sold in 8″ x 8″ squares)

- Fine-tipped markers

- Cookie cutters in a variety of shapes

- White glue or hot glue and glue guns

- Scissors

- Sequins, pom-poms, glitter, googly eyes, and other craft supplies

- Fabric paint or permanent markers

Before you begin, prepare the background of your banner. To do this, take the large piece of felt and fold over the top of the felt about 2″ inches. Sew or hot glue the end in place, creating an opening to run a rod through later.

To start, provide each guest and the guest of honor with a smaller square of felt. Allow the guests to choose their colors.

Next, have each guest choose a cookie cutter and place it on the felt. With a fine-tipped marker, trace around the cookie cutter and draw the shape on the felt. Cut out the shape with scissors.

Now it’s time to get creative! Have each guest decorate their shapes using sequins, poms-poms, glitter, and other craft items. Glue the items on with white glue or hot glue.

When everyone has completed their felt designs, have them glue them to the banner. Then have them write their names next to their designs, either in fabric paint or permanent marker. You can purchase either of these in a variety of colors.

After the glue has dried, present it to the guest of honor to take home and hang on her wall. You’ve not only made a banner together — you’ve made a memory!

Post & image courtesy of our guest blogger Samantha Bell over at Art-Made-Easy – Thanks, Samantha!

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