To make the umbrellas, you’ll need paper circles in different colours measuring 8 cm across. The simplest way to make these is with a compass or by drawing round a cup or other round object as a template.
Think of a quote or suitable statement. In our example, we’ve written “You are the Gin to my Tonic”. Using the edding 1340 brush pen, write the words on the paper in a circular shape. Vary the pressure as you draw to create both fine and broad strokes. By doing so, you’ll make your writing really expressive.
Make a cut in the paper as far as the centre, bring the edges together to make a cone shape, glue the edges together – and there you have it! Your first umbrella! Leave to dry for a short while.
Turn the umbrella over, put a drop of glue in the centre and glue the wooden skewer in position. Leave to dry thoroughly before putting them to use in your summer drinks.
Products and materials
- Thick paper in different pastel shades
- Compass (optional)
- Glue (e.g. UHU All-Purpose Adhesive)
- Wooden skewers
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