Children just love the fourth of July. What a day to honor our country and it’s independence. Here are a few simple homemade crafts for children to make to help celebrate this wonderful holiday.
FOURTH OF JULY FLAG: All you need to make this is a white poster board, red, white and blue construction paper and some glue. Cut your poster board into four squares, then cut out seven red strips and a smaller blue square. Then draw and cut out fifty white stars.If you have a picture of an American flag to look at that would be great. Then you can see where everything goes. If not just follow these simple instructions. First you will need to glue the red strips onto the poster board leave a space in between each strip. Then glue the blue square in the upper left hand corner of the your square. . Now after this is all dry go ahead and add your fifty stars into the blue square. If you do not feel like drawing and cutting out the fifty stars just use a white marker, crayon or even white paint to draw them in. If you would like to carry your flag around just add a stick to it. Punch out a couple of holes , then use some string to tighten the stick to the board. Now you can carry around your flag proudly. You can also make smaller flags and glue Popsicle sticks to the smaller flags. This makes great decorations for a Fourth of July party.
FOURTH OF JULY KITES: All you need for this is white nylon fabric or material , kite string, glue, markers, fabric paint, glitter and two sticks to the frame.The first thing you will need to do is to cut out your kite pattern. Now comes the fun part decorating your kite. Lay the material down on a flat surface, Use red, white and blue markers, glitter and fabric paint to decorate the kite. Adding some little flag stickers is also a great idea. Use glue and glitter and write Happy Fourth of July on it. Draw or paint in some red, white and blue stars. After your creation is dry then you will need to get the frame ready. Grab your two sticks. Remember your material needs to be bigger then your frame you have to fold some material over the frame. Next, tie the sticks together in a “T” with the string. Make a notch one inch from the end of each stick. Border the frame with string, wrapping it once around each notch. Now fold the material over the sticks and glue it to itself. Then tie a loose string from the top to the bottom of the kite frame. Then tie the end of a ball of string to this string. Now get out there and start flying your Fourth of July kite.
FOURTH OF JULY T-SHIRTS: To make your own fourth of July t-shirt you will need a plain white t-shirt, glitter, fabric paints, markers and fabric glue. The first thing you will need to do is to lay your shirt out on a flat surface. Then you will be designing your own unique fourth of July shirt. Since the shirt is white. Paint or color in some blue and red stars. Write in glitter Happy Fourth of July. Draw in some fireworks and add some glitter on them to bring out some great colors. You can even sew on some little red, white and blue bows. Or add on an American flag patch. Remember to keep your shirt in good shape year after year, hand wash it and line dry it.