Here are a few 4th of July crafts to help you and your kids celebrate.
Make your very own Statue of Liberty
My girls are at that question stage and they wanted to know why we celebrate the 4th of July so I started teaching them about the U.S.A. and it’s history.
And this craft popped in my head
You will need:
A plastic headband
Green & orange construction paper
Green tissue paper
1. Fold a green sheet of construction paper in half and start cutting out triangle pieces.
2. Cut your double stick tape in half (to make it the width of the headband) and place it on the headband.
3. Place the triangles on the tape and fold it so it stands up. Continue until the tape is covered (we used 5 triangles.
4. Now, onto the torch. Take one piece of green tissue paper and fold in half.
5. Take one corner and begin to roll it up in a cone-shape.
6. Apply double-stick tape to the end to make sure it stays.
7. Cut out a flame shape using the construction paper and apply it to the inside of the torch with double-stick tape.
8. And Ta-da! You have a Statue of Liberty in your very own home.
My girls stayed Statues of Liberties for about 2.5 hours! And then they wanted to do a little Statue of Liberty research on the computer. (This craft was fun & encouraged learning – Double awesome!)
4th of July Salt Dough Shapes
You will need:
1/2 cup of salt
1 cup of flour
paint & paintbrushes
1. Preheat your oven at 250 degrees.
2. Mix the salt, flour & water together (needs to have a play-doh consistency)
3. Place the dough on aluminum foil and let your kids make 4th of July shapes (stars, flags, “4”, etc.) using cookie cutters. (if you would like to make them into necklaces or hang them – take a straw and put a hole in the shapes)
s4. Once you have all the shapes made, place the aluminum foil on a baking sheet and bake the shapes at 250 degrees for 2 – 2 1/2 until the are dry.
5. Allow the shapes to cool and now they are ready to paint. Let your children paint their shapes in red, white, and blue paint.
6. Allow the paint to dry and your kids have their very own 4th of July pendants.
(Sorry I do not have pictures of the shapes as necklaces – they are still drying : ) )
Wishing you all a Happy Fourth of July!