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4th July Crafts – Star Wavers for Independence Day

Posted by Erika on May 12, 2009 in Family Crafts

Let your kids exercise their independence by taking on a crafting project of their own. Starry wavers are the perfect easy-to-make kid’s craft for this 4th of July.

What you’ll need:

  • Pieces of colorful felt
  • Colored ribbons
  • 10 to 12-inch wooden sticks or dowels
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Sequins and glitters (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Tie ribbons at one end of the stick.
  2. Cut a pair of 6-inch wide stars from your felt.
  3. Glue the felt stars together with the ribbon-tied tip of the stick/dowel inserted between them. Allow glue to dry.
  4. Decorate the felt stars with glitter or sequins.

Congrats! Your Independence Day waver is ready. :D
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4th July Crafts – Star-Studded Door Hanger for Independence Day

Posted by Erika on May 8, 2009 in Family Crafts

Jazz up your Independence Day celebration with some easy kids’ crafts. Decorative door hangers are a perfectly patriotic way to welcome your guests this 4th of July.

To make the star-studded door-hanger you’ll need:

  • Paper plates
  • Star-shaped foam sticker (red)
  • Tubes of blue and golden glitter glue
  • Patriotic star garland/thin blue ribbon
  • White yarn
  • White craft glue
  • Scissors

How to make it:

  1. Cut five 10 to 12-inch pieces from the garland/ribbon.
  2. Cut a 6-inch piece from the white yarn.
  3. Glue two paper plates together with both ends of the yarn inserted about 1½ inches deep in between them.
  4. At the bottom end of the plate, insert the pieces of garland /ribbon about ½ inch away from one another. Allow the glue to dry.
  5. Paste the red star shaped foam sticker on the center of the top plate.
  6. Write a welcome message with golden glitter glue right above the red star.
  7. Create a border along the rim of the plate using blue glitter glue. Allow glue to dry.
  8. For further embellishment, draw a glittering golden border around the star.
  9. Happy Independence Day! :D

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4th July Crafts for Kids – Independence Day Firework Themed Cards

Posted by Erika on May 4, 2009 in Kid's Craft

Capture the sparks of Independence Day with this fun craft idea.

To make these fire-work themed cards, you’ll need:

  • Black construction paper sheet
  • Colored glitter glue
  • A straw
  • Scissors
  • Sequins (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Cut a rectangular piece from the black construction paper and fold it in the half (long ways).
  2. Drop a big blob of soft glitter glue on one side of the folded paper. Blow air through the straw to control the spread of the glue.
  3. Repeat the process using other colors.
  4. Allow the glue to dry.
  5. Glue some silver or gold sequins to create a sparkling effect.

Your 4th of July fireworks card is ready, enjoy!

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