4th of July Crafts For Kids

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Celebrate this 4th of July with some of these fun and easy patriotic crafts for kids!
Straw Fireworks
  1. Start by stretching out the straws as far as they can go and group them together in your hand.
  2. Spread out the top of the straws so they are sticking out in various directions. Have someone put a piece of tape around the bottom of them as you’re holding them. Let go and put another piece right under the top.
  3. Have the kids dip the straws into blue paint first and stamp it all over the paper.
  4. Add some red paint and your fireworks are done! Add some glitter if you want some sparkle.
Patriotic Wind-catcher
  1. Cut a star out of a paper plate & paint it blue.
  2. Paint red stripes onto the front & back of another plate. Then cut the plate into a spiral.
  3. Punch a whole into the top & bottom of the star & the biggest part of the spiral.
  4. Attach the spiral to the bottom of the star.
  5. Tie another piece of string onto to the top of the star.
Firecracker Tie Dye Patriotic T-shirt
  1. Wet or dampen your cotton t-shirt; wring out any exess water.
  2. Lay the shirt on a surface cover. Cinch the shirt into three different sections and use pliers to pull zip ties tightly on bottom and top section.
  3. Mix Tulip Tie Dyes and shake well.  Squeeze red dye and saturate the top part of the shirt.  Squeeze the dye about a half inch from the cinched zip tie.  The dye does bleed and will seep to this section eventually.  Do the same with the blue dye at the bottom of the shirt.  Also make sure to turn over and get all the areas on the other side of the shirt.
  4. Roll and wrap in Tulip Surface Cover and let it sit for 6-8 hours.
  5. Rinse under faucet to remove excess dye. Rinse until water runs clear.
  6. Leave rubber bands on the shirt and machine wash on large load setting.
  7. After washing, remove the rubber bands and machine dry.

Paper Plate Flag

  1. Cut the paper plate in half. Then, paint the paper plate blue. Let the paint dry completely.
  2. Next, put the white star stickers on the blue paper plate. If you don’t have star stickers, you can also cut out white stars from paper.
  3. Cut red and white tissue paper into strips. Approximately 4 red strips and 3 white strips.
  4. Next, glue the red and white tissue paper strips onto the bottom of the blue paper plate alternating a red strip then a white strip.
  5. Using a hole punch, punch a hole in the top center of the blue paper plate.
  6. Put a piece of yarn or string through the hole and tie a loop.
4th of July Bracelets
  1. Start by separating your plastic pony beads into groups of red, white and blue.
  2. Next, string the beads onto a pipe cleaner in any order.
  3. To finish the bracelet, twist the two ends of the pipe cleaner together.
  4. Then, instead of clipping off the ends which can still be pokey, tuck them into the beads, threading them back through. This also adds structure to the bracelet so that it does not lose its shape so easily.

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