You can make July 4th stars and stripes crafts with kids using recycled materials. These crafts are an inexpensive way to celebrate July 4th with your kids. Stars and stripes are a great July fourth craft theme. This article will provide you with detailed instructions on creating a stars and striped themed garland, mobile, and bandanna.
For this July fourth craft you will need old lids, red, white, and blue paint, a knife, scissors, ribbon, and paintbrushes. Start by helping kids cut a hole in the sides of the lids. If you have newspaper handy lay a few sheets on the table.
Help kids paint each recycled lid with stars and stripes. While the lids are drying help kids cut the ribbon into 6 inch pieces. When the lids are no longer sticky or wet to the touch you can assemble the recycled garland. Using the ribbon to tie each lid together you can make a garland as long as you like. This recycled July 4th craft is a great way to amuse kids while adding some stars and stripes to your home.
Foam packaging and trays are perfect for kids crafts. This July 4th craft is made from recycled foam packaging and trays, red, white, and blue markers, scissors, string, paper, and a pencil. You can use white foam for this stars and stripes craft or you can choose recycled foam materials that are red, white, and blue.
Start by drawing star on the piece of paper using the pencil. Cut it out and use it to trace several stars on the foam. Cut the stars out as well. It may be easier to use a penknife if you have one. Then use the pencil to poke holes in the point of each star. Help kids color the stars red white and blue.
Then cut a circle that is 6 inches in diameter from another piece of recycled foam. Help kids color the circle in stripes of red, white, and blue using the markers. Then poke holes with the pencil in three even spots around the edge of the circle. Also poke enough holes inside the circle to hang your stars.
Cut three long pieces of string and tie each to the holes on the edge of the stripe circle. Gather the strings and tie the ends together so that the circle hangs flat. Then help kids tie strings to the holes in the stars and add them to the bottom of the mobile. This stars and stripes craft is a great July 4th activity for kids.
For this July 4th craft you will need recycled square scraps of fabric that are about the size of a bandana, red, white, and blue fabric paint, an iron, fabric glue, a paintbrush, and pinking shears. Help kids cut the edges of the fabric with the pinking shears.
Next, help kids apply a thin layer of fabric paint to the edge of the recycled fabric. Using the paintbrush kids can spread the glue evenly to cover the edge and prevent fraying. After the glue has dried instruct kids to draw stars and stripes all over the bandana with the fabric paint. They can use the paintbrush with the paint as well if they like. When the paint has dried kids can wear their July 4th bandanna with pride.
Stars and stripes are a fun July 4th theme for kids crafts. Using recycled material you can create great crafts with kids to celebrate your July 4th!