Monday, April 30, 2012

Paper Fourth of July Crafts

Cheap and easy Fourth of July crafty activities for kids of all ages are the focus of this article. Although designed for children, all of these activities can be adapted for people of all ages to take part. Some of these are one hundred percent free while others require a minimal purchase but none of them will break the bank. All of the activities will get the entire family in on the action and will help to make the day more enjoyable for all.

Make a flag
Item needed some construction paper, stick glue, and a few pieces of white printer paper, star stickers, and some glitter pens.

Depending on the ages of the children involved, a helpful parent will cut out strips of red paper, which are about an inch high. Make sure you turn the paper to the landscape position to cut your strips.
A parent or older child should also cut out multiple tiny stars or simply use star stickers.

Allow the children to assemble the paper flags as an activity during your celebration or beforehand to use as decorations. However if you choose to use this for a party activity it will keep the kids entertained so the adults can relax.

Paper chains
Some may think that paper chains are for Christmas, but if you use red, white and blue construction paper these become themed for the fourth of July celebrations around that nation. This is also one of those activities, which will keep the kids entertained.

A parent or older child should precut strips of red, white, and blue construction paper into inch long strips. Make sure you turn the paper to the landscape position to cut your strips.

Use a stapler to secure the strips into the chain, and see how big a child can get the chains. You can make this a mall competition by dividing the children into groups. Offer prizes for the longest length in a certain period. 

Coloring Contest
Many web sites offer themed holiday printable which you can print off and have the kids or those who are youthful color. The beauty of these pages is that you can print off simple drawings, or more detailed ones, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Simply supply the crayons, markers, glitter pens, stickers and allow the kids to have fun.

Cut out images from magazines of families sharing special times and have the kids paste them onto sheets of poster paper. Make these pictures have a theme such as family fun, food, and even locations.

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