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About the projects
It's easy, fun and fast to make decorations for a party. Follow the
instructions in these craft projects to make colorful decorations for
your next party. Most of the crafts require nothing more than colored
paper and a few simple tools. Pick a theme for your party and make some
decorations to match!
The projects range in difficulty from VERY EASY to
Browse down this page for descriptions and illustrations of the projects, then select a project and have
some crafting fun!
Weave a Placemat
Friday Fun - Turn a sheet
of construction paper into a placemat with paper weaving. These simple
to make colorful placemats will brighten your table. Select a color
theme and get weaving!
Recycled Tin Can Candle Holders
- Imagine quiet conversation on a patio or porch in the light of
flickering candles. These simple candle holder luminaries are made
from recycled cans that are left plain or painted. The candle
holders are fun to make as a family or group project.
Stars and Stripes Pennant Banner
Make red, white and blue pennants with stars and stripes, then string
them together to create a banner. The banner can be used to decorate
inside or outside for the 4th of July or anytime you have a patriotic
Paper Flower Bouquet -
In this project make flowers from computer paper. Make a daffodil, a
tulip and an iris, complete with stems and leaves. Use ribbon to tie them up in a
bunch, then give them to someone special. The flowers also make wonderful
party favors and gift package decorations.
EASY to AVERAGE
Shamrock Centerpiece -
Use the printable patterns in this project to create a small centerpiece
for St. Patrick's Day. Make several of these cute little vases as party
favors or as gifts for St. Patrick's Day. The plain version of the vase
can be used for other occasions and be filled with
Shamrock Flag Banner
Show off your St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a shamrock banner. Make this
easy paper flag banner using construction paper and the printable
shamrock pattern. Hang the banner in a doorway, over the
mantel, or in the window—anywhere you want to show your Irish
Paper Cup Party Favor
Friday Fun - Half the fun of giving a party
is selecting a theme and making the decorations. You can easily and
quickly make party favors for any theme by decorating paper or foam cups with ribbon and
images printed from your computer.
Ghost Garland - This colorful garland of ghosts is a
quick and easy way to decorate for Halloween. The project includes
printable patterns for ghosts and illustrated instructions for
making the garland based on a paper chain in Halloween colors.
Chinese Paper Lanterns
Friday Fun -
Chinese paper lanterns make colorful and inexpensive decorations.
Best of all, they are so quick and easy you can get the kids
involved in making them. Follow the simple instructions in this
craft project to make colorful lanterns using a single sheet of
Patriotic Star Garland
- Cut five-pointed stars from red, white and blue paper and string them
to make a garland! Use the garland to decorate for Memorial Day, Flag
Day or the Fourth of July.
Easter Pennant Banner
Friday Fun - Make colorful pennant flags then
string them together to make a banner for Easter. Use these banners to decorate around your home or in the
classroom. The pennant flags are also a nice addition to an Easter basket.
Friday Fun - See how easy it is to make paper flowers. It requires no patterns
and uses simple materials. This is a skill well worth learning!
Valentine Garland of Hearts
Friday Fun - Make this
delightful tissue paper garland
that is sure to brings smiles. Drape it over doors, in windows, over furniture, along stairs. It is quick and easy to make.
Valentine Flag Banner
Friday Fun - These flag banners can be hung in
doorways, on fireplace mantels, in windows or on bulletin boards. After some simple prep work, this project is
as easy as fold, cut and glue.