With the Bank Holiday looming and summer parties in the pipeline, bunting is quick, easy and fun to make and adds instant jollity to any party-inside or out. My 9 year old Ethan really enjoys creative projects, and he loved making this.With simplicity always at the forefront of my mind, this is how I would recommend you go about making yours:

What You Need:

  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Squares of paper about 20cm x 20cm
  • A good length of wool or very thin ribbon
  • More coloured paper
  • Colouring pens


  1.  Fold the squares of paper diagonally in half to form a triangle.
  2.  Colour in or decorate the paper as you wish – both sides.  Anything goes –  a union jack, abstract pattern, collage. Alternatively, use wrapping paper or wallpaper so that you don’t have to decorate, just ensure that the paper isn’t too thick so that it can be folded with a crisp edge.
  3.  Slip the long fold of the triangle onto the length of wool or ribbon, so that the long fold of the triangle sits like a saddle over the length of wool or ribbon.
  4. Glue the two triangular sides together.
  5.  Continue to glue on more triangles, leaving a few centimeters between each one.
  6. Make sure that you have left enough wool or ribbon free at each end of the bunting to be able to fasten it securely.
  7. When the bunting is as long as you need it to be, hang it up and enjoy the instant impact! Have fun!