10/2/11

DIY: Zig Zag Accordion Streamers

This is such an old school idea:  use paper and scissors to create your own decorations.
But really - it IS REALLY CUTE!
All you need is colored paper (you choose), scissors, and tape or pushpins!
Here we go...


Step 1:  Start with a colored piece of paper in the shape of a rectangle.

Step 2:  On one of the long sides, cut a strip about 1" wide (but don't cut all the way through).  From there measure about 2" and cut another 1" strip.  Continue that all along that side.

Step 3:  Turn paper around, and repeat process on opposite side, spacing your 1" strips in between the cuts from the other side.  

THERE!  You did it!  You have an accordion zig zag streamer to hang for your next party! 
I love the impact a group of these can make, as well as the simplicity - and the next-to-nothing cost of it all!

It would be a good project for a classroom to do:  have each child make one or two, depending on their age, and then the teacher can hang them after school.  When the students come the next day, they will see the decorations hanging and making the classroom festive!  

(you can use tape, thumbtacks, etc. depending on the surface of your ceiling)


For some GREAT photos of zig zag accordion streamers used in an everyday party setting, check out 


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