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Back to School Crafting with Astrobright! (Plus free Alphabet Printables)


Last week I received a package in the mail from Astrobright.  The package contained a small selection of their brightly colored papers.  Wow, talk about brilliant colors!  AstroBrights papers​ come in 23 bright colors, so your bright ideas always get attention. 

They are perfect for projects at home, school or the office. 

The kids and I spent the week using the AstroBrights papers to make some fun paper crafts celebrating going back to school!

What makes Astrobright papers unique is that they come in brilliant, out-of-this-world color and are 20% thicker than ordinary sheets.  Perfect for everyday use.

We decoupaged some notebooks. ..

This was really easy, I just gave the kids some paper scraps and had them create a design on a piece of paper.  I then Modge-podged the paper to the notebook and added an additional coat of modge podge to the top of their design.

We made origami flowers for their Teachers.  (I will show you how to make these in another post…)

And finally, I made this super cute, “I love School” pennant banner. (Which my kids wont stop fighting over!)

Would you like to make a banner like this?  It was so easy!  All you need is:

  • Several sheets of AstroBrights papers
  • scissors
  • glue
  • pen
  • ruler
  • string
  • Alphabet Printout (I created this alphabet in PSE and uploaded in here for you to print.) A-L,   M-X, Y-Z

First, cut your paper in half so you have 2 pieces, 4 1/4 by 11 inches.

Fold the paper in half, so it is 4 1/4 by 5.5 inches.  With the folded edge on top, measure up 2 inches form the bottom and in 2 1/8 inches.  Make a small mark with your pen and cut from the bottom corners to the mark. (Along the red lines as shown in the photo below.)

Cut your string to the amount you need.  Add a little glue or double sided tape to the paper and press the folded paper together around the string.

Add your letters and you are done!

Pretty isn’t it?

The best part is you can support your local elementary school by entering the AstroBrights papers “Give a Brighter Year” sweepstakes.  You can win a cash prize and school supplies valued at $30,000 for the school of your choice.

You can also participate in the family-friendly “Make Something Astrobright” design challenges and unleash your creativity for a chance to win AstroBrights Paper and other prizes!

Share your projects with pictures and video! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #goastrobrights if you share anything via Pinterest or Twitter!

How will you organize and get ready for back to school this year? Any projects AstroBrights can help you with?

Here are just a few ideas but I’m sure you’ve got even more!

  • PTA meeting flyers
  • After school chore chart
  • Summer book reports – with flair!
  • Scrapbooking about summer vacation

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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