The last two weeks have all been about preparing for the Jubilee Fair at Orla’s school. Last week we had to decorate her scooter for a parade (a joint effort by me and her Daddy), then yesterday was the school Jubilee Fair itself.
Cakes had to be made for the ‘Bake Off’ (frantic baking the night before, though the decorating didn’t quite go to plan), Jubilee Jars decorated (more frantic work that morning), and a Jubilee Scarecrow made (though sadly that was a bridge too far for us) and lastly Jubilee coloured clothes for ‘Mufti’ day for Orla.
Now, it has to be said, I am not a Royalist, most definitely not, nor is Luke…but you pretty much have to abandon your political convictions and ethos for your children when it comes to school fairs and the like, so, efforts were made. The day was blazingly hot, everyone worked really hard, all the cakes for the ‘Bake Off’ were fabulous, and we ate more than was good for us. Kudos to all the parents and staff and in particular Orla’s Head Teacher who wore full royal regalia in what was probably the hottest day of this year.
It was lots of fun, and the fair was great…
I have had a couple of emails from people asking me where I got the materials to decorate the scooter etc. Hope this helps.
The flags on the handle bars Luke got from Robert Dyas (hardware shop). I think you can pick them up anywhere, they were just plastic.
All the ribbons, and the cloth flag hanging from the badge etc, came from a fabric store in Chichester called C&H Fabrics. They do have other outlets around the country. They sell Jubilee/Union Jack fabric, bunting, ribbons etc in packs, but I think if you went into any fabric outlet you would find similar. As for the stripes around the stem of the scooter and the flag on the scooter running board, they were both created using ‘insulation tape’, which you can buy from B&Q (or any hardware store), which will stick to any surface, and is waterproof.
The handlebar tassles I made from ribbon. I cut the appropriate lengths, fanned out and tacked to some elastic, and then tied to the handlebars under the grips, they worked quite well. By the way, the cloth flag and the union jack ribbon on the ‘Jubilee Jar’ also came from the fabric store.
As for the big ER badge on the front, well we looked online for relevant material, found an appropriate image, then downloaded, printed, cut out and stuck on cardboard. I would just do a search for similar. We used thick ‘gaffer’ tape and cable ties (again from a hardware store) to attach the flags and the big ER badge onto the front of the scooter.
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