Paper Bag Uncle Sam
You will need: Glue, Scissors, Black and white pens, Red, white and blue cardstock.
To make the hat first cut out a large square from the white cardstock and then make stripes using the red cardstock and glue these on. You could draw these on instead if you like but it’s great for practicing scissor skills.
To make the brim of the hat cut out a rectangle from blue cardstock and then draw on some stars in white. Glue the two bits of the hat together and then glue it to the top of the paper bag.
Cut a beard shape out of white cardstock and stick it on, not forgetting to add in the eyes, nose and mouth using a black marker pen.
~ Courtesy of Crafts on Sea
Firework Salt Painting
You will need Table Salt, Paper (black really makes the colors pop), watercolors, brushes, White Glue, Cookie Sheet
Start by laying your paper on a cookie sheet so the salt doesn’t get all over the place.
Draw out your design with the glue. It works better if you do it thick. If you aren’t comfortable free handing a design, draw it out with a white crayon or colored pencil first.
Next, sprinkle salt over the glue before it dries. Apply generously! You want to get everything covered. Shake off excess salt onto your tray.
Get your watercolors really wet, and lightly paint onto the salt. Don’t to drag it too much so as not to mess up the salt. Let project dry completely.
~ Courtesy of Busy Mommy Media
Fireworks Craft for Kids Using Straws
You will need 7 straws, paint, and a piece of white paper.
Start by stretching out the straws as far as they can go and group them together in your hand. Spread out the top of the straws so they are sticking out.
Have someone put a piece of tape around the bottom of them as you’re holding them. Let go and put another piece right under the top.
Have the kids dip the straws into blue paint first and stamp it all over the paper. If the paint doesn’t show up great, have them press each straw individually against the paper.
Add some red paint and your fireworks are done! Add some glitter if you want some sparkle to them.
~Courtesy of Crafty Morning
4th of July Pipe Cleaner Leis
You start by making a loop – loop one end of the pipe cleaner over and twist a couple of times to secure.
Make another loop opposite the first and twist to secure. Repeat for a third petal. And again for a fourth petal, take the end that is left over and loop tightly around the centre of the flower to make sure the whole thing is secure.
Start your next flower by looping it with the previous one. Keep going until it is as long as you want it to be. Then loop the last flower into the first one as you make the final petal of the last flower.
~ Courtesy of All Things With Purpose
Baby’s First Fourth of July Craft
Ink baby’s feet in order to make some patriotic footprint keepsakes, leaving the center of the foot without ink. Then stamp each one on a piece of cardstock. It’s that simple!
~ Courtesy of House of Burke Blog
DIY Handprint American Flag T-Shirt for Kids
If you have any white t-shirts laying around, get them out with some paint to make a cute shirt for the 4th of July. You can have your kids help by painting their hand blue and having them stamp it on the shirt. Then take a wide paint brush and make red strokes for the stripes. It’s an easy craft that all kids can do!
~Courtesy of Crafty Morning
Paper Chain American Flag
You’ll need red, white and blue construction paper, scissors, tape, and a stapler.
Cut the construction paper crosswise into 1-inch strips. You will need 36 red strips, 25 white strips, and 16 blue strips.
Create four blue chains that are four links long, two white chains and two red chains that are seven links long, and two red chains and one white chain that is 11 links long.
Piece the chains together as shown in the picture. Use staples to hold the paper chains together.
Once it is completely assembled, tape the paper chain flag up on a wall.
~Courtesy of sheknows