Have fun celebrating the Fourth of July with these easy kids crafts!
American Flag Sand Painting
4 c white sand
dry red and blue tempera paints
picture of the American flag
clear plastic spray for sealing
Mix 1/3 of the sand with 1 1/2 Tbsp dry red tempera paint. Mix another 1/3 with 1 1/2 Tbsp dry blue tempera paint and leave the remaining sand white. Draw a flag design on sturdy cardboard or glue a paper copy of the American flag onto a piece of sturdy cardboard. Working with one color at a time, spread glue over the marked-off design, sprinkle the colored sand over it, let dry, then shake off extra sand. Repeat the process with the other colors. When dry, seal with clear plastic spray. You can find a coloring page of the American flag
These three-dimensional stars look so attractive and especially hanging where they will be seen from all sides.
red, white and blue cardstock(or similar thick paper)
cord or string
Draw a large star on each of the colored pieces of cardstock, or use this star template.
Cut one star from a point to it's center. Make a cut in the other star from between two points to it's center. Align the cuts and slide the stars together to make a three-dimensional shape. Pierce a small hole through the point where the two stars meet and thread the cord or string through to make a hanging loop. If hanging these 3-D stars outside we use foam sheets to make the stars.
8 1/2 x 11 inch white craft foam sheet
blue craft foam sheet
red ribbon or red crepe paper strips
1. Draw and cut out several stars from the blue foam sheet.
2. Using a hole punch, punch holes approximately 1 inch apart down the length of both short edges of the white foam sheet. With the string, weave together the short edges of the foam sheet to form a tube. Punch two holes; one on either side of the top of the tube and attach a ribbon to hang up the windsock.
3. Glue on the blue stars to the tube.
4. Punch holes along the bottom edge of the tube and tie on red ribbon or red crepe paper strips to the holes.
Creative Playdough Ideas for Kids is a 32 page e-book that is downloadable in PDF format, and provides simple, step by step instructions for a variety of creations with full color photos throughout. Playdough creations include cat, turtle, lion, snail, pig, snowman, snake, two rose methods, daisy, daffodil, ladybug, faces, cup and saucer, a heart of flowers, fruit and butterfly.
Whether you are a Pre-School Teacher, Day Home provider or a busy Mom with little kids trying to find some inside activities on a cold/rainy day, here is a great resource for many more craft ideas for little kids. It is jam packed (200pages) full of great age-appropriate crafts. As a thank you for buying the book Chris Yates (the author) gives you the second book free. You can download this ebook or get the printed version.It's called Little Kid Crafts For All Seasons
ABC Fun & 1-2-3
ABC Fun & 1-2-3 is a preschool programme that gives you alphabet-based activities each week, alphabet crafts, alphabetized nursery rhymes, number and counting activities, as well as a list of recommended, quality children's stories to read aloud together as you and your children adventure through the alphabet, one letter per week. All the hard work and planning is done for you - for less than $1 per week, you just open up the book and start the A-B-C fun!