As I've said before the Little ones love getting crafty and enjoy making cards for people, with father's day coming up they wanted to make one for Daddy. Little 1 had brought home a lovely card from pre-school that she was proud of and I couldn't really think what to put on a card this year that was different to all the others we have made for people.
When I was wandering around the crafty section of the supermarket I spotted some foam sheets and thought about what we could use them for. Little 1 picked up a pack of foam flowers and bugs and wanted to buy them to put on Daddy's card. I then had the idea of doing something different to a card and the idea of bunting popped into my head.
I bought the foam sheets and the foam shapes, we already had the ribbon and the glue etc. First I cut out some triangles to make the flags and I drew around some bath letters we had to get some decent shaped letters to stick on! The Little ones were busy playing at this point so I cut it all out myself this time but Little 1 usually likes to do it.
I then pushed the scissors into the foam to make a small slit to thread the ribbon through, Little 1 helped to push the flags along.
We then got to work glueing the letters on and peeling the backing paper off the shapes and giving them a good press down onto the flags.
When it was finished I hung it up above the sofa where we would see it lots and the Little ones sat underneath it holding their presents for Daddy, initially when he came in he didn't see the bunting as he was looking at the girls, then he spotted it, looked up and said 'wow' so I am pretty sure he liked it.
The best thing is it is reuseable and doesn't say Father's day so we could use it on his birthday or again next year. I think it looks great as it is so colourful, it certainly stands out against our mocha walls. We have some big family birthdays coming up later in the year, so you never know we might just make a few more!!