Toddler Art – Easy Valentine’s Day Banner Tutorial

Toddler Art - Easy Valentine's Day Banner Tutorial

 

It may be no surprise to you that I love banners (you will find a few banner tutorials on here that I made!), so for Valentine’s Day I really wanted to make something that incorporated some of the finger paint art that my toddler has made. This turned out better than I imagined and it was so simple!

What you will need:

Your kids artwork (I used plain white doodle paper and had my daughter finger paint all over it)

  • Scissors
  • Twine
  • Book paper
  • Stapler
  • Glue or other adhesive

Toddler Art - Easy Valentine's Day Banner Tutorial

1. Start by having your child create some artwork for you. I taped a large piece of white doodle paper onto my toddlers art table then I let her go wild with finger paints!

Toddler Art - Easy Valentine's Day Banner Tutorial

2. Once they are finished creating their masterpiece, let the paint dry then cut hearts from the painting. I just freehand cut all mine and I wanted them all to be different sizes and shapes.

Toddler Art - Easy Valentine's Day Banner Tutorial

Toddler Art - Easy Valentine's Day Banner Tutorial

3. For the actual banner pieces I used book paper from a standard sized pocket paperback book. I simply cut a triangle out of the bottom of each page.

4. Glue your hearts onto the banner pages.

Toddler Art - Easy Valentine's Day Banner Tutorial

Toddler Art - Easy Valentine's Day Banner Tutorial

5. Next cut a piece of twine longer than what you plan to need for your entire banner, you can trim it down later. Fold over the top of one of the banner pages about 1 inch.  Leave at least 16 inches on one end of your twine and then place it along the crease of the banner page (as in above photo).

Toddler Art - Easy Valentine's Day Banner Tutorial

6.  Fold over the twine and staple into place. Leave a couple inches of the twine, then add another banner page to the twine and continue the process.

Toddler Art - Easy Valentine's Day Banner Tutorial

Toddler Art - Easy Valentine's Day Banner Tutorial

Toddler Art - Easy Valentine's Day Banner Tutorial

Toddler Art - Easy Valentine's Day Banner Tutorial

Toddler Art - Easy Valentine's Day Banner Tutorial

Toddler Art - Easy Valentine's Day Banner Tutorial

About Jessica Acs

Originally from Victoria BC, Canada, I'm now living in Chicago IL. I mostly just make mini albums now, and I’m the author of Memory Makers Book: “Outstanding Mini Albums”, 2009. I am a Certified Ranger Educator and I previously taught classes in Vancouver BC, as well as at Scrapbooking Conventions around the USA. I'm also an Exotic Animal Trainer/ Wildlife Educator and with my husband we do educational live animal shows for schools, parties and events. We literally have a small zoo at our home, with over 70 different animals. To add even more excitement to our lives, we recently became new parents when we welcomed our baby girl, Ava, in July 2012. As well as here at Homeketeers, I can be found over on my other 2 sites: www.jessicaacs.com and www.outstandingminialbums.com

Comments

  1. Eek! I love this and my toddler brother would love finger painting. Definitely trying this out.

    Visiting from SITS. Happy Monday!

  2. This toddler heart banner is adorable! I’m going to have my little one make something similar for her birthday next week.

    Stopping by from the SITS share.

  3. So cute! Now, I kinda want to finger paint.

  4. How fun! Not sure I’d be able to cut up a book though.

  5. I Absolutely!! love this! So clever and the effect is so pretty!! So glad I found you through #SITSblogging!

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