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Bandanna Party

If you're planning a child's celebration, creating a theme from scratch can be as simple as selecting fun paper and rubber stamps. Bandanna and dot patterns create a festive and fun celebration that's perfect for children of all ages.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May 2007


  • Goody bags

  • Screw punch

  • Paper

  • Ribbon

  • Baker's Twine

  • Scisssors

  • Tape

  • Starburst craft punch


  1. Fold top of medium-size goody bag just below the lowest holes. Using screw punch, punch through all layers at upper holes. Fold a 6-by-6-inch square of paper into a triangle. Wrap around filled bag and punch aligning holes. Thread ribbon through holes from front to back, cross ends behind, and thread back to front.

  2. Cut a 12-by-12-inch paper into a circle, then in half. Roll from one corner to form a cone. Seal outside edge with double-sided tape. With small-tip screw punch, punch holes on either side. Insert knotted baker's twine through holes for ties.

  3. Cut a deep fringe along one edge of a 2-by-3-inch piece of food tissue paper. Roll up and tape at bottom, then insert into tip of hat.

  4. Stamp number on paper. Punch out with starburst craft punch. Cut a slightly larger circle shape from contrasting paper. Place foam dot between 2 circles and tape to hat.

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