Fourth of July Kids Craft
With our next holiday being the Fourth of July, what better way to keep the kids busy but with a stars and stripes craft! Since this National Holiday is all about the red, white, and blue stars and stripes, we have three Fourth of July kids craft that are easy and fun.
Our first Fourth of July kids craft is the red, white, and blue suncatcher. This craft can get a little sticky, but is very easy for even the youngest of children. What you’ll need:
- Red, white, & blue tissue paper
- Wax paper
- Paint brush
First you will want to take the tissue paper and tear it into pieces. The pieces should be approximately 1-2 inches, but let the kids go wild. What kid doesn’t like to rip things apart? Set the tissue pieces aside and begin mixing the glue with a little water – you want it to be thin enough to use with a paint brush.
Once the glue is mixed, lay out a piece of wax paper and begin gluing the tissue paper onto it. The best technique is to brush a little glue on the wax paper, place the tissue on top, and then brush more glue to smooth it out. Continue the process, layering the tissue paper until you feel you are done. Let it dry thoroughly, then cut out your desired shape. Since this is a Fourth of July kids craft we chose stars.
For the second Fourth of July kids craft we have a stars and stripes wreath. This is a great craft for the kids to create something unique. What you’ll need:
- Paper plate
- Red, white and blue streamers
- Paper stars in red, white and blue
This particular kids craft is very easy. If your child is old enough to use scissors they can cut their own star shapes (or any other shape they prefer) or you can cut the shapes for them. If you have a cutting machine such as a Cricut you can pre-cut the shapes as well.
First, cut out the center of the paper plate. Once that’s done, let your child use the star shapes and decorate the plate. You can also let them color the plate with markers or crayons, the options are endless! Once the decorations are done, glue the streamers onto the back. Hang your stars and stripes wreath on your door for all to enjoy.
For our last Fourth of July kids craft, we have these wonder noise makers that will keep the kids busy for hours. What you’ll need:
- Craft stick
- Red, white, and blue poster board
First, cut out your desired shapes – we used stars and circles. Poster board is better than construction paper but use what you have. Next, decorate your shapes by gluing pieces together, coloring, or even glitter (if you are brave enough). Flip your shape over and glue your craft stick to the back. If you want your noise maker to be more secure you can glue another shape onto the backside, sandwiching the stick. Last, tie the ribbon to the stick and thread your bells to the ends.
Each of these Fourth of July kids craft are great creative outlets for children of all ages. Celebrate our Independence with your children and let their imaginations go wild!
Happy 4th of July!