Independence Day Craft

July 4th is right around the corner and we’ve decided to join our towns Children’s parade. We plan to put some decorations on our stroller and make a shaker for fun. I wanted to share our fun crafts so you can make them with your child/children.

American Flag

White cardstock. I put strips of blue painters tape and removed every other strip. Then we finger painted the paper red.
Cut out a 4×5 piece of cardstock and paint it blue.
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Remove the tape once the paint is dry. Glue the blue paper onto your flag and add star stickers.


Paper plate shaker

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2 paper plates, blue and red crayon, tape, glue, blue and red streamers, rice (you can also use beans, beads, anything that will make a sound when you shake it)
Color the back of the paper plates red and blue
Cut out the streamers, 2 red and 2 blue, about a foot long.
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Glue the streamers on the inside of one plate.
Add your rice to the plate.
Glue your other paper plate to your “rice” paper plate. Pinch the sides till they all stick, add glue to places if needed. Let it dry for 24 hours to allow your child lots of shaking time.

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