Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pennant Flag Parachute


I tore down the last of the birthday party decoration yesterday. I am sad that the festivities are over, but happy to get my house back in order. As I was untaping the pennant flag banner from the mantel, it's shape and vibrant colors started to remind me of the parachute we used to play with at The Little Gym when big brother was a baby. And so sparked my next crafty creation: The Pennant Flag Parachute.

I had two of these flag banners that I bought for a $1.00 each at the Dollar Tree. I cut the triangles from the line and started arranging them together to form a circle. I unfortunately didn't have enough to complete the second row, but it worked out ok, because the single flags hanging in the second round became the "handles." I used painters tape to tape the triangles together because it was thick enough to hold everything together, but overall a lighter tape.



Now for some fun! Big brother and I grabbed two "handles" on either side and as we turned in circles, sang Ring Around the Rosie.

Then we put little brother in the middle of it and made waves.


Just think what we could of done if we had more people holding on! We could put a ball in the center and bounce it on top of the parachute to see how long we could keep it afloat. And if only I had one more banner. It could have been bigger and better!

6 comments:

  1. Great idea! I purchased this same pennant flag from the dollar store for my 5-year-old's party. I love this idea to give it new life. Thanks!

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    1. Don't ya just love the dollar store! I had no idea they had so many party decorations until I started planning for my boys birthdays. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  2. What fun memories your making...so cute! I'm glad I found your blog at The Shady Porch party. I'm a new follower too, so I can keep in touch. I would love if you stopped by and followed back on LF and GFC. Nice to meet you, Lori

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lori! I am happily following you back. You have a very nice looking blog and I love the name!

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  3. How fun!! You and your boys look like it's a great time. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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