DIY Back-To-School Banner For Kids

by Mel

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back-to-school-bannerIt’s that time of year again.  The smell of new books and fresh boxes of crayons fills the air.  I love the excitement of school supply shopping, and organizing backpacks, but admittedly I’m far less excited about actually sending my boys back to school.  I kinda like having them around.  But like it or not the days are ticking down and it will be here in a week.  So to get in the mood I had them help me whip up this fun little banner.  And now you can too!

What you’ll need:back-to-school-banner

stapler – markers – red craft paint – foam brushes – twine or string – scissors – half an apple – lined paper printable

How to:back-to-school-bannerHave your kids paint the apple till it’s completely covered in red paint and then stamp it on your paper.

back-to-school-bannerAdd a little stem and leaf with markers to complete the look of an apple.

back-to-school-bannerIf your kids are old enough to write, have them write the letters for “B-A-C-K-T-O-S-C-H-O-O-L” with one letter on each page.  Isn’t little kid handwriting just the cutest!?  And the banner will be even more special when it’s your own child’s writing, but if they’re not quite old enough for that yet, you can just print off the banner at the end of the post!

Fold the tops of each paper down about 1/4 inch and staple it around your twine.  Then hang it on your mantel or wherever strikes your fancy!back-to-school-banner


For the printable version of this Back-To-School Banner click here…

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Or for the blank version for your kids to help make click here…

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Also keep your eyes out for inexpensive teacher gifts.  I’m a sucker for a good apple theme and whipped up these for $2 for my boys to give their teachers on the first day of school…

back-to-school-bannerAnd I scored this little wooden teacher sign at D.I. for $2 as well.  I’ll keep it in my stash for the next teacher gift…back-to-school-banner …

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*So Festive for Kids is a series contributed by Andrea, a creative mom to 3 boys who always has a fun idea for the little ones.  All photos and ideas are original to her.

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