By Kelly Youngblood
Fireworks, barbecues, and parades are probably on your agenda this Fourth of July, but have you thought about trying a new craft idea with your kids to celebrate the summer holiday?
Usually I don’t use the words “easy” and “craft” in the same sentence, but these ideas are so simple even a Craft 101 dropout like myself can do them!
Granted, these ideas may not have Martha Stewart knocking at my door asking me to join forces with her anytime soon, but I’m okay with that.
They were easy to do, fun for the kids, and super cheap. I spent less than $10 on the supplies I needed (some supplies I already had). So if you’re throwing a Fourth of July party and looking for a fun craft to do with a group of kids, one of these ideas could definitely work for you.
This Fourth of July Tiara is the perfect patriotic accessory for any princess to wear to the parade.
Supplies- wired garland and curling ribbon
To Make- Just shape garland into a circle to fit on top of child’s head and tie curled ribbons to the back of it.
Of course every princess needs a wand to wave at the parade! I saw this Fourth of July Wand and decided I could make it even easier.
Supplies- dowel rod, duct tape, satin ribbon, scissors
To Make- Just cut ribbon to whatever length you want and use duct tape to fasten the ribbon to the dowel rod. It’s easiest if you lay the ribbon down on the tape first, then place the dowel rod at the edge of one side of the tape, and roll it it tight.
I didn’t want the boys to feel left out so we made a Patriotic Paper Plate Fan, which is as cute as it is functional. Use it at the parade to cool off and to show your Fourth of July spirit.
Supplies- paper plates, popsicle sticks, paint, glue or tape (glitter, stickers, etc.)
To Make- Just paint the plates patriotic colors and let them dry. Add any “bling” you like and then glue or tape a popsicle stick to the back of the plate.
Here are a few more fun and easy Fourth of July craft ideas and activities to check out.
What are your favorite Fourth of July crafts?
Kelly is a freelance writer and a mom to three wild and wonderful children. She has lived in the C-U area for most of her life but is still finding new and interesting things to do in the area.