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Let the fireworks start! We all love the Fourth of July, and kids are no exception. It’s colorful, it’s fun, and it’s LOUD, what’s not to love! Let the children make a pretty string of stars to use as a decoration, or you can also tie it to use as a necklace.
• Kraftykid star template
• Construction paper or cardstock
• Glitter (if desired)
• Plastic straws
1. Print theKraftykid star template.
2. Cut out and color the stars.
3. Decorate with glitter, if desired.
4. Cut the straws into 1 inch pieces.
5. Attach to a string, using one straw, one star, one straw, one star until the string is filled up.
6. Tie at both ends.
Get out the trikes, wagons, bicycles and strollers! Celebrate our freedom! Make many of these strings and make those normal everyday modes of childhood transportation a parade float! Create a parade around the neighborhood. But wait…we have to add some science. What to do with that old sidewalk chalk???
Did you know that if you wet the chalk, it is now a coloring device for hair?? Color the hair and go for the wild parade look!!! It washes out easily and is much safer than colored hair spray and easily stays away from the eyes.
Along with a day of fun and fireworks, take time to teach the children the Pledge of Allegiance. They may not memorize but they should hear it. Not all children in the world have the freedom that we have. Take time to help our children understand how lucky we are to have the choices we have in our country.
Here’s a great craft project to make for the summer. Smaller children may need some assistance to make these, but they are well worth the effort as they can bring them home and play with them. Alternative, you can glue them to a piece of construction paper for the toddler set. Granted, they won’t spin around , but they will still look festive and will be easy enough for even small children to make.
Older children can make these all by themselves with little or no assistance.
• Kraftykid Patriotic Pinwheel template
• Glue or tape
• Pencil, stick or dowel
1. Print the Kraftykid Patriotic Pinwheel template.
2. Print project double-sided on single sheet of paper.
3. Cut out around edge.
4. Cut along the red lines.
5. Begin with the pinwheel face down and by folding the upper right corner back into the center and tuck into the slit.
6. Fasten with glue or tape.
7. Repeat with each corner. (Optional: Fasten with a brass brad.)
8. Attach the back center to a pencil, stick, dowel, or other item making sure it is free to spin.
Soar With this Easy to Make Eagle Mask Craft
Here is a free, eagle mask craft printable that you can make. It’s a great choice to celebrate patriotic holidays. Fringing the paper to look like feathers makes it a more challenging craft and lets kids practice their cutting skills with scissors.
This eagle mask craft is also a good Native American craft used for multi-cultural studies. In the Native American culture the eagle represents freedom and courage, and is considered the protector, carrier of prayers, visions & spirits.
Flag Wind Sock Easy To Do Craft
If you are looking for easy crafts to do for patriotic holidays like: Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day, then these windsock crafts are the perfect choice. Made out of oatmeal boxes they are easy to store and put out again for the next red, white, and blue patriotic holiday. The kids enjoy displaying their red, white and blue homemade patriotic flag for special holidays and you’re teaching them the fundamentals of being a good citizen at the same time.
- A cylindrical cardboard oatmeal box
- blue paint
- crepe paper streamers (red, white, or blue)
- Tin foil
- Hole punch
- Use a round cardboard oatmeal box and cut off the bottom.
- Paint the outside of the box blue and let dry.
- Print out the patriotic-star-template.
- Cut out the stars and the We Love the Red, White and Blue motto.
- Glue on the dried blue oatmeal box.
- Cut a rectangular piece of tinfoil a little larger than the size of the oatmeal container.
- Apply glue to the tinfoil and gently fold together.
- Insert the tinfoil inside the oatmeal cylinder, pull apart, and adhere to the inside of the cylinder.
- Punch four holes along the top of the wind sock.
- Cut two pieces of string about a 12 inches long. Tie the strings to the wind sock (tie the opposite ends of a string to holes on opposite sides of the cylinder).
- Tie a longer piece of string to the smaller pieces – you’ll hang the wind sock from this piece of string.
- Hang your patriotic wind sock from your window or porch.
Red Paper Poppies Craft Project
These paper poppies are really easy to make and are a fun patriotic craft to do for Memorial Day.