Back to School Banner with Astrobrights Paper

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


My son is going to preschool in a few weeks and we’re all so excited about it!  I wanted to do something to help celebrate the new venture in his life, so we made this fun little SCHOOL banner using Astrobrights paper.  And when school starts, he’s going to take it to school and let the teacher hang it up in her classroom!

This is an easy and fun project for you to do with your kids to help get them excited for school.  You could even make a little countdown chain to go with it.  I used Astrobrights paper which was so nice.  It was a good quality paper, smooth like printer paper, and it had 23 bright colors to choose from.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 12 sheets of bright paper or cardstock, preferably (Astrobrights is what I used and it works great–good selection!)
  • 12 sheets of black paper
  • Paper cutter
  • Hot Glue
  • Hole Punch
  • Craft Cutter (not necessary but very nice to have)
  • Ribbon

 Start by cutting 6 of your brights to 6.5″x9 and all your blacks to 6.5″x11. Then cut triangles out of the bottom of the brights and punch holes in the top corners.

 For the black fanwheels, do the alternating fold (fold, flip over, fold, flip, etc) and fold that in half. The hot glue the insides of the folded fans and then two together to make one wheel.

Use your craft cutter to cut 6.5″ tall letters of the word SCHOOL. Hot glue all your pieces together…flag paper, fanwheel, letter.

 String your ribbon through the holes and you’re done!

The funnest part about this project was all the other stuff my son made with the paper…


And a cool airplane (which he has since added to since I took this picture.)

What are you making this year to have a BRIGHTER year?  You can make something Astrobright using these papers–go visit Astrobrights on Facebook to share ideas and get inspired (hashtag #goastrobrights)

And after you do that, be sure to enter the “Give a Brighter Year” sweepstakes!  You can win a cash prize AND up to $30,000 in school supplies for your elementary school!  How awesome is that!  Just enter by clicking the above link which will take you to Facebook and you enter there.

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  1. I really like the look of the fan wheels. I never would have thought of that! It sort of give it a ‘scholarly’ look.
    Also, I have been meaning to say this for a while now, I LOVE the new look of your blog! I am super excited to see the quilts you are making. I hope everything is going well!

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