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.
Hand Print Flag
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.
Easy Toddler Flag Painting
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.