Get the little ones excited for back to school with some crafts using Astrobright paper!
Last week I received a package in the mail from Astrobright. This sweet surprise contained a small selection of their brightly colored papers. And let me tell you, these gorgeously saturated neon colors were extra bright!
The good news is AstroBrights papers come in 23 bright colors, so your ideas and creativity always get attention. They are perfect for projects at home, school, or the office.
What makes Astrobright papers unique is that they come in brilliant, out-of-this-world colors and are 20% thicker than ordinary sheets. Perfect for everyday use!
The kids and I spent the week using the paper to make some fun paper crafts and celebrate going back to school!
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 Mod-podged the paper to the notebook and added an additional coat of mod 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 won’t 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
- glue (mod podge is great for this)
- Alphabet Printout (I created this alphabet in Photoshop and uploaded it 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?
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 All opinions are 100% mine.
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.