It is my absolute pleasure to tell you guys that I am teaming up with Netflix to provide inspiration for crafts and recipes each month that will be tied to specific Netflix movies and TV shows. This month’s theme is “create your own destiny” and features great shows such as Ever After High, Mako Mermaids and Richie Rich. These shows feature extraordinary kids doing exceptional things, and provide inspiration for kids to explore and pursue their interests.
This ‘reach for the stars’ banner is a great craft that your kids will be sure to enjoy. It inspires them to think about things that they want to do and things they aspire to be. My daughter and I have watched the entire first season of Mako Mermaids on Netflix this past month. It features three outcast mermaids who display strength, bravery and courage as they strive to get their home and pod back. My daughter is pretty much glued to the screen. It’s so nice to watch a show with my daughter that features smart, strong women – something my daughter can aspire to be. This banner allowed by daughter the opportunity to think about the things that she wants to do and be, and display them in a beautiful way. Here’s how we made it….
What You’ll Need
A variety of stars cut from patterned cardstock paper in different sizes
Photos of things your kids want to be/do
Optional – stickers, markers, glitter glue, etc. – anything to “pretty” it up
Some of the things that Kirsten wants to be – an awesome dancer, an artist, a musician, a teacher, a soccer player, a swimmer, a good student at school, a good friend.
How To Make It
1. Lay your ribbon out on the floor in a straight line. Glue your stars onto the ribbon until you have used up all your stars. Allow to dry.
2. Glue your pictures onto the stars – 1 picture for each star – or write words of encouragement. Allow to dry.
3. You can leave your banner as is, or you can pretty it up with stickers, jewels, glitter glue, etc.
You can hang this banner in your child’s room – I like hanging it above their beds. This will help them visualize the things they want to be, and help them ‘Reach for the Stars.’