Kid-made birthday banner

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I thought I'd post a little more about our birthday party preparations. Maia wanted to make a sign that said, "Welcome to my party," so we gathered our materials last weekend, and got started. First, we unrolled a length of paper from her easel to form the base of the banner, and got started with the words.

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Maia wrote the letters out on colored construction paper. I finally found some construction paper that I like, by the way. It's called Tru-Ray Sulfite construction paper and I ordered it from Discount School Supply. It's not any more expensive than other construction paper, but the paper and color quality are both better.

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It was my job to cut out the letters (according to Maia), something I was happy to do while she wrote.

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After all the letters were cut out, Maia decided she wanted to paint her banner first. Here she's using tempera paint and her own patented color mixing technique (actually it's a technique that's probably used by children around the world!).

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Once the paint was dry, we glued the letters on.

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And hung the banner up in the living room to enjoy until party time! I love how involved Maia has been in planning and preparing for her birthday party. I don't remember ever being that into my birthday when I was a kid, but Maia's been talking about her birthday all year long. She's so excited!




 
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  1. says

    This is so colourful! And the fact that it’s made by her in entirety makes it priceless! I can’t wait to see the pics of how the handmade birthday party will turn out to be!

  2. Amanda Norman says

    I LOVE this! Its so creative, its beautiful, its artful, its lovely, its….priceless!Great job Maia!

  3. says

    Fun! What a beautiful banner! An awesome and one-of-a-kind way to be welcomed to a party, that’s for sure. Thanks so much for sharing and for the mention of Discount School Supply!
    -Laurel from Discount School Supply

  4. says

    this is a big project for a girl of maia’s age…its grt to see how she started and successfully finished the process…the banner is beautiful….well done Maia….is she growing her hair? i am loving her long hair…she looks even preetier…god bless her.

  5. says

    Adorable birthday banner!
    I love tru-ray paper – it was the only kind I ever ordered for my classroom!! Glad to hear I can still get it thru Discount School Supply!! We are big fans of the contractor paper here too!! Thanks so much for introducing us to it : )
    Happy Birthday Maia!!