Fourth of July Crafts
Independence Day is in one week, which means it’s time to break out the red, white, and blue crafts! I’m not a crafty momma by a long shot, so my motivation for festive holiday crafts is mostly borne of guilt and the “we should”s… But once we’re done crafting and we’ve all recovered from the sibling squabbles and my controlling tendencies, I’m always glad we did it.
At this time of year, sitting down with your kids to work on crafts is a great way to talk about what Independence Day means- it’s more than just cookouts and fireworks, though those things have become American institutions as well. Which of these crafts will you be doing with your kids this week? We’ll definitely be splatter painting!
Patriotic Necklaces or Bracelets - Let your little crafter knock him or herself out making a hundred of these for all their family and friends. An easy idea that most kids can accomplish with little help or supervision.
Splatter Paint Tees - You littles can fulfill a lifelong dream- destroy clothing and still wear it! Just go easy on the red paint if you don’t want a little Dexter running around. Blue is your friend on this one. You could also do red, white, and blue tie dye if that’s more your scene.
Patriotic Paper Chain - This one is easily adaptable for different age and skill levels. And if you don’t have patriotic scrapbook paper lying around the house, simple red, white, and blue construction paper will work just as well.
Independence Rocks! - Literally! Find (or buy) some smooth stones, red, white, and blue acrylic paint, and let your kids’ creativity take over.
Patriotic Slime - Ohhhh slime. Not my favorite by a long shot. But my kids love it and it keeps them occupied for quite a while.
Deep breaths, mommas. Happy crafting!