4th of July Crafts for Kids

4th of July Crafts for Kids

Project contributed by CraftersCommunity.com.

Red, White and Blue Pinwheel

Materials:

Red, white and blue construction paper
Scissors
Glue stick
1/4 inch dowel
Brass tack

Directions:

Cut one 6-inch square from the red paper and one 6-inch square from the blue paper. Cut 4 1/4 x 3-inch strips of white paper and a 1-inch white star.

On the red square draw diagonal lines from corner to corner intersecting at center. Layer red and blue squares together. Cut along the lines through both squares, 3 inches from each corner. Glue white strips onto blue square as shown in fig. 1.

With red and blue paper layered together and red paper on top, bend every other corner to center overlapping the tips. Push a brass tack through center of star and then through overlapping tips. Press end of tack onto the side of the dowel.


Craft Stick Flag

Materials:

11 craft sticks
Red and white poster paint
Paint brush
Blue construction paper
White glue
Silver glitter
Scissors

Directions:

Paint 4 craft sticks red and 3 craft sticks white. Allow to dry.

Arrange painted sticks with back sides up alternating red and white sticks.

Break two sticks to 2 3/4 inches. Glue to back as shown in fig. 1. Glue another stick to back to create a handle. Allow glue to dry completely.

Turn flag over. Cut a 1 1/2-inch square from the blue construction paper. Glue to top left corner of flag. Drip several dots of white glue on blue construction paper for the stars. Sprinkle with glitter and shake off.

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