Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Tour de France jersey bunting craft

This year the Tour de France will take place from the 7th July until the 29th July 2018. The Tour de France is a cycle race with nearly 200 cyclists racing over 2000 miles all over France. There are 21 stages over the 23 days, and the tour involves 22 teams from all over the road with up to 9 riders in each.

This year Bostik are one of the Official Partners of the Tour de France, and so with my Bostik craft box this month I'm sharing a Tour de France themed craft for children. The scale of the event is a lot to take in for little ones so I thought I'd come up with a craft based on the different coloured jerseys that the cyclists wear and make some Tour de France jersey bunting. Looking for the different coloured tops is a fun thing to do while watching the race with children!

Tour de France craft for children

There are four different coloured jerseys that are used in the race:

Green jersey - For the fastest riders - points are awarded at every stage to the first riders over the line, and the points vary depending on the day's course and in what place the rider finishes.

White jersey - Awarded to the best young rider (under 25 years old)

White jersey with red polka dots - The King of the Mountains jersey, awarded to the first rider to reach the top of a designated hill or mountain.

Yellow jersey - The most famous coloured jersey, awarded to the overall leader of the race so far.

Tour de France jersey bunting craft

To make the bunting you need:

Thick cardboard (to make a template)
Coloured cardboard in green, yellow and white. If you don't have the correct coloured cardboard you can paint or colour white card
A red pen
String or ribbon
Bostik Fine & Wide Glu Pen

Tour de France craft with Bostik

Instructions:

First create a template for the jersey using some thick card. My template is very simple. Make sure to add a tab at the top which you can use to attach the jersey to the bunting.

Tour de France jersey template

Use the template to cut out jerseys in the different colours.

Tour de France jersey cut outs

Use red and black coloured pens to add the red polka dots and other details to the jerseys.

Tour de France bunting craft for children

Fold over the tabs at the top of your jerseys. Measure out a piece of string that is the length you would like your bunting to be. Position the jerseys along the string and make sure that they are evenly spaced. Then bend over the tab and secure in place using the Bostik Fine and Wide Glu Pen. The glue will make sure that they jersey is fixed firmly to the string.

Bostik glue for crafting

When the glue has dried you can hang the bunting in pride of place - ours is underneath the television so we can watch all the action!

Tour de France bunting underneath television

The box of craft materials was provided to me free of charge by Bostik as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers Club.

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