Supplies Needed; Brown and white paper, orange paper, wiggly eyes, pencil, scissors, and glue
trace and cut out two white and two brown hand prints. Cut out a large brown oval (for the body), and cut out a small orange triangle for the beak. Glue the brown hand prints to the side of the brown oval, then glue the white hand prints to the top and bottom. Finally glue on the beak and eyes, then allow to dry.
What is a Printable?
When searching for craft ideas, we often come across "printable" links. Printables are craft templates, created by other people, that are used to simplify your own projects. A printable can be free, or at a cost. They can be used for their intended purpose, or at your own creative leisure. Below are some examples of how we have used a free Fourth of July Printable link with a creative flair.
Click HERE to see the printable page we used.
Here are some craft Ideas using this printable
We used the printable to make spinning pinwheels, by using a push pin and a pencil, we also made stationary pinwheels and glued them onto a dried vine wreath to decorate our door. We also used the squares provided to create a banner, by cutting them out and gluing them to a piece of red ribbon.
We traced the child's hand (with fingers closed). Then offered the children red, blue, green, and black paint. We assisted them in painting their hand prints as thought they were flags. Once the paint had dried, we added a little glitter glue on the blue section to create stars.
We used glue and glitter to create a simple fireworks painting. We then assisted the children in writing "Happy 4th of July" on the top of their paper.
This is a great activity for toddlers. We used painters tape to section off a piece of white paper. We then supplied the children with red and blue paint. Once the paint was dry, we assisted them in peeling off the painters tape and affixing yellow stars to the blue section of their flag.
Supplies Needed; Blue, white, and red construction paper, glitter, glue, and scissors.
Give children red and white strips of paper, and a blue square. Ask them to glue the pieces into a flag shape, then assist them in decorating the flag with glitter.
We made a wind sock using strips of red, white and blue paper, white paper, red yarn and star shaped stickers. We placed the stars on one side, and glued the strips of paper on the opposite side of the paper, then glued the seam together to create a cylinder. We then used some yearn and a hole punch to hang the wind sock.
A paper plate used for a paint tray would have normally been thrown away but today a child saw a vision of it becoming a monster