Watercolour Paper Doily Bunting 3

Finished Bunting

Spring is almost here and it’s the perfect time to think up some fun crafts for the kids. Crafts to get them playing outside and enjoying the warmer weather (don’t you feel like you’ve been cooped up inside too much this winter?)

This paper bunting craft idea is a fun and colourful activity for the kids- it’s easy to do and doesn’t require too many supplies and they will love to see it hanging up once it’s finished.


Supplied needed:

  • Paper doilies (which you can find at most discount stores)
  • Watercolour paint palette, liquid watercolour paints or water mixed with food colouring
  • Paint brushes
  • Container with fresh water to clean brushes
  • String, twine or ribbon
  • Glue or double sided sticky tape


Let’s get crafting:

  • Firstly, find a safe place to paint. Watercolours can be a bit messing to work with (but lots of fun)
  • Lay your doilies on paper towel or cardboard to help soak up the drips
  • Start painting! Be creative, have fun and splash away.


  • Lay your doilies out to dry completely


  • Once dry, fold them in half ready to hang along your bunting line (string, twine or thread)


  • You can make the bunting as long or as short as you like depending on where you would like to hang it
  • A little bit of double sided tape between the two halves helps to hold the doilies in place
  • Now you are done! Now, where to hang it?


Why not hang it up in your craft corner, above your desk, in the kids’ bedroom, on the mantel piece or pride of place in the family kitchen.

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