Activities With The Kids: DIY Summer Bunting

19/04/2010 23:01 | Updated 22 May 2015

Some crafts, like getting to grips with a sewing machine or learning to knit, are time-consuming and sometimes tricky to learn for small hands. Which is why simple crafts, such as creating your own bunting, are becoming more and more popular (and it's a great way to use up any spare fabric that you've never got round to using)

Bunting can add a beautiful touch to the garden for any summer BBQs you have coming up, or as a pretty addition to your decorating inside the house.

Fancy making your own with the kids? Here's a step by step guide. All you'll need is a mixture of fabrics, coloured tape or binding, and some scissors.

1) Take the fabric and cut out 50 or so triangles, depending on the length of your tape. You might want to cut out a template for your child, and they can then cut the triangle themselves with child scissors.

2) Fold the tape in half lengthwise and run the iron along the length.

3) Leave the end of the tape free, and then start to pin the triangles in position, about 4in apart. Do this by opening up the fabric and slipping each triangle in.

4) If you're a pro with a sewing machine, you can run the tape through it, securing the triangles in place. Otherwise, a simple staple will do it.

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