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Swallows and Amazons inspired bunting

Swallows and Amazons inspired bunting

The children have been spending a lot of time in their garden playhouse this summer. We have been helping them make the space their own and personalising it with their favourite posters and beanbags. Today we made our own Swallows and Amazons inspired bunting to decorate the playhouse.

Swallows and Amazons inspired bunting

We used: A4 white card, Sizzix machine and bunting die, scalpel, cutting mat, contact paper and cellophane sheets.

First I cut bunting flags using my Sizzix machine and the Bunting die to create 6 flags. Then I drew a swallow on half of the flags and a skull and crossbones on the other half.

Swallows and Amazons inspired bunting

Then I cut out my shapes from the bunting flags using my scalpel and cutting mat.

Whilst I was finishing this off my 6 year old chose which colours of cellophane to use for our sun catchers. We cut a piece of contact paper and stuck it on one side of each flag.

Swallows and Amazons inspired bunting

Then my son cut a piece of cellophane and stuck it on the other side of each flag. We punched holes at the top of each flag to hang them on string.

Swallows and Amazons inspired bunting

They make great bunting for our playhouse but they will look perfect around our teepee too.

Swallows and Amazons inspired bunting

You can find our review of the Swallows and Amazons film here.

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2 Comments

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    Claire Mason
    August 15, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    I am in love with this bunting. Makes me wish I was more crafty. I bet your children felt so proud of their creation.

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    Shelley Jessup
    August 16, 2016 at 12:52 am

    Really like this design & so much fun to make too

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