Neighborhood Activities for Kids

Bike Spectacle for Kids

Bike riding is a popular summer activity, so why not turn the pastime into a neighborhood activity by decorating bikes for a colorful parade? Get the kids on your block together for a bike spectacle in this neighborhood activity for kids.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspaper
  • Blunt scissors
  • Ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Colored tissue paper
  • Twist tie

How to Create a Bike Spectacle:

Decorate your bike with pom-poms, paper fringe, and flowers.

Step 1: To make pom-poms, fanfold 2 pages of newspaper together. Make a long cut through each crease to about 3 inches from the end. Wrap tape around the uncut end. Repeat to make another pom-pom. Tape the pom-pom to your handlebars.

Step 2: To make paper fringe, cut a 9-inch-wide strip of colored tissue paper. Fold it in half lengthwise. Cut slits along the open edge about 1/2 inch apart up to about 2 inches from the folded edge. Tape the fringe around the bars on your bike.

Step 3: To make flowers, cut 3 large circles from colored tissue paper. Place the circles on top of each other and gather them in the middle so that they look like a bow. Secure the centers with a twist tie. Separate the paper layers and fluff it into a flower. Tape the flower to the front of your handlebars.

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