Welcome to a great week!! I'm delighted to show you a simple, quick, low budget project that you (or your kids or grandma or neighbors) can craft in minutes and enjoy for weeks to come.
Last week I joined some other great bloggers to put together baggies of crafts for the Happy Craft Cart that St. Jude's Research Hospital offers its patients. Did you fancy the paper beads we made last Monday? Think glitter glue used in the most positive way.
I was inspired to make another craft kit for the kiddos and tweens of St. Jude's. I thought the children at St. Jude's might also like to make their wellness space feel like home. Hoping for something that could make their hospital space more festive and more fun, I thought rainbows - giving a rainbow to every room on every floor. I had the fun rainbow cardstock from our paper beads and twine, too...and I repurposed these to make a joyous Rainbow Circle Garland.
All you need:
- Colorful paper
- Glue (I used rubber cement but glitter glue would make it sparkle!)
- Circle craft punch (not necessary but very efficient)
Step One: Decide how long you want your garland or strand (if you want to hang them from a door frame or above a window). Cut twine.
Step Two: Punch out circles. Each circle cluster is a triad so you'll need three times as many circles as you want to glue on.
Step Three: Pick three of your circles. Fold them in half. Glue the back halves of each circle. Press two of the circle halves together, sandwiching the twine in between them. Glue the final circle to the other halves. *To make sure you get a rainbow effect, keep switching the combination of three colors.
Step Four: Find a spot that needs some cheer. Hang over a headboard, around a curtain rod, from a door frame, or lay across a table to surround yourself in rainbows.
Garlands spread festivity, don't you think?
What are you making this week?