19 May 2012

Paper patchwork summer wall display

I've posted before about making games with old calendars and more games with old calendars, and since then we've been collecting more calendars. Last weekend we decided to use one for a paper-weaving craft and make a summer wall display. We chose a calendar with flower pictures.

First we cut the pages into strips and wove them  to make squares.

Then we used the squares (taped together on the back) to make a patchwork picture.

We had one page leftover so we also made a sunflower flag.

If you have a post about a summer craft or any post with a summer theme, we'd love you to link up at our All Year Round Blog Carnival: Summer, which is open for new links until 31st August.


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  1. So pretty! And such a simple and fun way to introduce children to patchwork!

    Thank you for linking up to learning laboratory at Mama Smiles =)

  2. So fun! I love your ideas for kids. We'd love for you to join us at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know my readers will go crazy for your ideas too! :)
    Have a great weekend!

  3. How pretty and a really effective end result.

    Thanks for sharing on fun Sparks


  4. I love this burst of summer (& have just shared it on the Kids Co-op facebook page)

  5. that is really beautiful

  6. That was cool! Do you have a special paper cutter to make sure all the strips are cut straight. Just curious. Or did you use a ruler, pencil and paper and eyeball it?
    I like this idea a lot!

    1. Thanks Carolyn! I just cut the strips by eye so they're not 100% straight but straight enough for weaving! :)