I absolutely love colorful pennant banners! After seeing so many teachers creating their own, I had to give it a try. It was a very easy crafting activity and I can see myself making lots of these.
1. My first step was to purchase some colorful paper. Michael's crafting store had a great sale on their scrapbook paper. I bought a lot of prints and colors that I plan on using in my classroom.
2. Next, I created a pennant template on Open Office (drawings). Since I was using paper that already had a print on it I only used a pennant outline. There are lots of amazing and colorful templates available as free downloads on sites like TpT and TN just in case you don't want to make your own.
3. Then I carefully chose the patterns and colors for my banner. I went with a zebra theme...no surprise to those who know me well! I then printed the pennant outline on the chosen paper.
4. I knew I wanted my sign to spell out the word science. So I played around with a circular, 2.5 inch punch. I then printed out the letters and cut them out using the punch. I used Action Is JL font in size 225 from Open Office. This may not work for you or may not be your preferable font. Just be sure and measure the pennant size and match it up with a good font. You can also take the easier way out and just print your letters directly onto each pennant. I was wanting a little more depth in my banner which is why I used the punch instead.
5. Next step was to cut out the pennants and glue on the letters.
6. Lastly, I needed to put the pennants together in order to create the banner. I used a single-hole punch and punched the holes in both corners of each pennant. I then used tulle ribbon and threaded it through the holes, tied the ends in a bow and voila!...and science pennant banner for my classroom!
|Why does all this paper make me so happy???|
|2.5 inch circular punch|
|Example of tulle ribbon used to hold pennants together.|