Drive By Birthday Banner

Last weekend I took my son to his first drive-by birthday celebration. We loaded into the car and drove past his friend’s house to wish him the best on his special day.¬† I guess that is the world we live in now! To help those of you preparing for this surreal new world of birthday celebrations, I made a free printable of this handy dandy birthday banner and a template to make a pinwheel.

Download the birthday banner here.

Supplies You Will Need

Markers, Color Pencils, or Crayons
Scissors
Glue stick or tape
Some string, ribbon or yarn

1.

Print the banner pages out and color the letters any way you want. I used a highlighter but you can use just about anything you have in the house that will make color on paper.

2.

Cut out each of the flag letters and fold along the dotted line.

3.

Put glue on the back of the flags right where the fold is.

4.

Then place the string on the paper and fold the paper over the string. Try and keep the spacing between each letter the same as you add the letters to spell out “Happy” and “Birthday.” You can make the words all on one piece of string or put each word on a separate string.

5.

Tape the string securely to the inside of your car. It was a windy day when I made this and the letters kept flipping upward so I couldn’t see the letters. If this happens you, use some masking tape to tape each flag down so they don’t flip around.

Download pinwheel template here.

Supplies You Will Need

Markers, Color Pencils or Crayons
Scissors
A pencil with an eraser at the top
A pushpin

1.

Print the pinwheel template and color it any way you want. Then flip the paper over and also color the back side of the paper.

2.

Cut out the square shape and then cut along the dotted lines.

3.

Poke a hole through the dot in the middle and the four dots on the corners with the pushpin.

4.

Fold one corner with a dot toward the center of the pinwheel and put the pushpin through the hole on the corner. Then go to the next corner and fold it towards the center and place the pushpin through that hole also. Repeat this for the other two corners.

5.

Now, poke the pushpin through the center hole and poke it into the eraser of your pencil. Supervise your children as necessary.

*A Note: Don’t push the pushpin all the way in. Push it in just enough to keep the pinwheel secured to the pencil eraser. Leave it loose enough so the pinwheel can spin around.

Now you’re all set for a drive by birthday party!

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