4th of July Kids’ Craft Roundup

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Happy Independence Day, all! E and I are excited to be on summer break, as it is giving us some time to work on crafts together again. Here are some we did to celebrate the 4th of July!

North Phoneix Moms Blog - 4th of July - BannerFirst, we made an American flag using Do-a-Dot paints. I had E draw a square with a marker and then fill in that area with blue paint. Then she painted on the stripes with a red Do-a-Dot. Doing these flag crafts also gave us an opportunity to talk about why there are 50 stars on the flag and what the stripes represent.

North Phoenix Moms Blog- 4th of July Craft Round Up 001 North Phoenix Moms Blog- 4th of July Craft Round Up 002 North Phoenix Moms Blog- 4th of July Craft Round Up 003Our next craft was another American Flag. For this one, I had her tear red and blue construction paper to make up the flag. Then I had her draw “stars’ with a white crayon (they look more like circles but that is OK!). I like how this one turned out-it’s very rustic.

North Phoenix Moms Blog- 4th of July Craft Round Up 004 North Phoenix Moms Blog- 4th of July Craft Round Up 005 North Phoenix Moms Blog- 4th of July Craft Round Up 006We did some fireworks projects too. This will probably be the first year we take her to see fireworks. For our first one, I formed a shape like a fire work out of pipe cleaners and had her use that to stamp out some firework shapes. She chose the paint colors.

North Phoenix Moms Blog- 4th of July Craft Round Up 007 North Phoenix Moms Blog- 4th of July Craft Round Up 008We also drew some fireworks using glitter glue pens. If glitter is involved, sign this girl up! These ended up looking pretty cool on black construction paper.

North Phoenix Moms Blog- 4th of July Craft Round Up 009 North Phoenix Moms Blog- 4th of July Craft Round Up 010My favorite fireworks project was this one! We put globs of red and blue paint on some white paper (I love this frame paper from Melissa and Doug! I bought it at Target; it turns any artwork into an instant masterpiece!). She used Q Tips to fan the paint out in a firework shape.

North Phoenix Moms Blog- 4th of July Craft Round Up 011North Phoenix Moms Blog- 4th of July Craft Round Up 012North Phoenix Moms Blog- 4th of July Craft Round Up 013We also made a rocket out of an old toilet paper roll. We stapled white construction paper to the outside of it to make it white (you could also use paint) and then I had her practice her letters (at least U, S and A!) and decorate it with more glitter glue. Then we taped streamers to the inside of the tube. I only had blue on hand; you could also use a combination of red and blue.

North Phoenix Moms Blog- 4th of July Craft Round Up 014 North Phoenix Moms Blog- 4th of July Craft Round Up 015Finally, our Uncle Sam hat! We painted a plain white gift bag (remove the handles first) with red strips then folded up the bottom and painted the brim blue. Once it was all dry, she added silver star stickers.

North Phoenix Moms Blog- 4th of July Craft Round Up 016We will  be spending this Fourth of July with my parents and I know Grandma is going to enjoy using some of these creations to make her house festive!

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Have a happy and safe 4th!

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Eileen has been married to her husband, Eric, an Air Force officer, since 1998. A pharmacist by trade, she worked that gig for ten years until her promotion to full time stay-at-home mom in 2009. Eileen and Eric have one daughter, Little E, who is a feisty little girl obsessed with Octonauts. As a military family, they move every 3-4 years, most recently from Southern Virginia to Arizona. They have lived in the Phoenix area since July 2012 and love the southwest! Hopefully they have found their “forever” home. Eileen’s passions and hobbies include photography, reading, travel, cooking, doing creative projects with her daughter, hiking and working out. She can often be found sipping a latte at Starbucks, looking for the next great read at Barnes and Noble, or browsing Ulta for the latest beauty find.

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