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How to Make Crafts for the Fourth of July/Independence Day and Memorial Day

 

 

Patriotic Folding Craft Stick Printable Patterns

Patriotic Folding Craft Stick Printable Patterns for the Fourth of July Craft - 8 Different Instant Downloadable Patterns. Just color and glue them to craft sticks, then cut and fold. For complete directions go to www.daniellesplace.com or click on the image and follow the link. ©2015

 

Eight Different Patriotic Folding Craft Stick Printable Patterns for the Fourth of July Craft. Use the patterns to make the folding craft stick canvasses, craft stick plaques, or craft stick coasters for your Fourth of July celebration, or to decorate your table.

Patriotic Folding Craft Stick Patterns

What you will need:

Woodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks

Uni-posca Paint Marker Pen - Medium Point and Uni-posca Paint Marker Pen - Extra Fine Point - You can also use colored pencils or regular markers

ALEENES 15599 All Purpose Glue

Clear Contact Paper - Optional

X-ACTO Knife or Box Cutter - Adults only

 

How to Make the Folding Craft Stick:

1. Print out the Patriotic Patterns onto printer paper. (Patterns available to members or as an instant download below.) Or draw two 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles on a sheet of paper and draw a patriotic designs on the rectangles.

2. Color and cut out the designs. You need two designs, one for each side of the folding craft sticks. We used the paint marker pens because of the vibrant colors, but you can use any markers or colored pencils.

Folding Craft Stick Paper and Craft stick Craft Diagram

3. Line up eight mini jumbo craft sticks. Use the edge of a ruler to make sure they are lined up evenly.

4. Spread tacky glue evenly over the back of one of the patterns. Do not use extra glue. Use just enough to cover the entire surface and wipe off any excess. You do not want the glue to leak down into the cracks of the craft sticks. Carefully turn over the craft sticks and glue another pattern onto the back of the sticks.

5. After the glue as dried thoroughly use an X-acto knife or box cutter to cut paper where the craft sticks meet. Make sure you only cut the top layer of paper. Do not cut all the way through to the other side. Starting on one side cut the paper in between the 1st and 2nd craft stick. Skip the next two craft sticks and cut the line between the 3rd and 4th sticks. Skip the next two sticks and cut the line between the 5th and 6th sticks, and then the 7th and 8th.

6. Turn the craft sticks over and cut the opposite lines between the craft sticks. Cut the 2nd and 3rd, 4th and 5th, 6th and 7th.

7. Carefully fold back where you have cut the lines, fold up where the sticks are not cut.

If you would like to use this craft as coasters for your Fourth of July party, cover each side with clear contact paper before cutting between the sticks.

Add a ribbon to the top if you want to use them as plaques.

Members Patriotic Folding Craft Stick Patterns

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"USA Rocks!" Rock Craft for the Fourth of July

USA Rocks! Rock Craft for the Fourth of July - Children use  paint marker pens to decorate the rocks. There is no mess and no cleanup with these markers! Order them from Amazon.com Prime and receive them in only two days!  For more information go to www.daniellesplace.com or click on the image above.

Children use paint marker pens to decorate the rocks. There is no mess and no cleanup with these markers! Order them from Amazon Prime and receive them in only two days! These pens are a lot like chalk markers except they are water proof when the paint is dry. The colors are amazingly bright.

What you will need:

Uni-posca Paint Marker Pen - Medium Point - The rock pictured was made with the medium point paint markers. If you want to add a lot of words, also buy the extra fine markers.

Uni-posca Paint Marker Pen - Extra Fine Point

Smooth River Rocks - If you don't have these in your area, you can buy them from your local gardening store or landscaping store.

 

How to Make the "USA Rocks!" Craft:

1. Wash and dry the rocks.

2. Trace your rock on a sheet of paper and draw out a design you would like to use. Write all the words and decide on what colors you would like to use before starting on the rock.

3. When you have your design, draw it on the rock with the paint marker pens. Be careful that you don't smear the paint as you work. You can work on one side of the rock while the other side drys. If you mess up, you can paint over the part you don't like after the paint is dry.

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"Unfurl the Flag" Folding Craft Stick Flag Craft

Unfurl the Flag Patriotic Craft Stick Craft for the Forth of July www.daniellesplace.com

How to Make the Folding Craft Stick Canvas:

To make this unique unfolding flag craft craft sticks are taped together so they can be folded out "unfurled" to reveal the flag and folded back up to form a compact stack of sticks.

What you will need:

Woodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks -4.5" 50/Pkg - Use good quality craft sticks that lay flat. The 5/8" work perfect with the one-inch tape.

*You can use the Woodsies Jumbo Craft Sticks with the 1.5 Inch - 3M Scotch Masking Tape for a bigger Canvas.

3M Scotch Masking Tape, 1-Inch - Other brands will work, but this tape works great! It is the exact color of the craft sticks. (Staple's Tape works better with the washable markers, but it is lighter than the stick and more transparent and doesn't cover the stick as well.)

Uni-posca Paint Marker Pen - Medium Point and Uni-posca Paint Marker Pen - Extra Fine Point - You can also use colored pencils or regular markers. They are easier to use and a lot less messy than the acrylic Paint or Red, white and, blue Acrylic Paint (Optional)

Red Ribbon - 1/4"

Low Temp Mini Glue Gun

 

1. If you are using the mini-jumbo craft sticks, cut the one-inch masking into 4-inch pieces.

2. Place two sticks together, side by side, long ways, and tape them together covering both the sticks with the tape.

Folding Craft Stick Diagram

3. Turn the two sticks over so that they are diagonal to you.

4. Place another craft stick next to and below the two sticks that you taped together. Use another piece of tape to tape the bottom two sticks together.

5. Turn all three sticks over diagonally and place another stick at the bottom of the row and tape the last two sticks together. Keep going until you have a whole row of sticks.

6. You can also cover the first and last stick in the row by placing tape over the stick and then folding it back over the stick. It is easier to write on the tape than the craft stick. The ink soaks into the sticks and blurs.

7. Paint the sticks to look like a flag.

8. To finish glue a ribbon on the top of the row of craft sticks so you can hang the flag.

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Aged Paper Declaration of Independence Fourth of July Craft for Kids

What you will need:

Printer Paper

Used Tea bags

Paper Towels

Construction

Iron

Paper Glue

 

How to Make the Aged Declaration of Independence Paper Craft

1. Print out the Declaration of Independence Pattern using a laser jet printer. If you have an ink jet printer, you will have to make a copy of your printout with a copy machine because ink jet ink is water soluble and runs when it gets wet.

2. If you are using new tea bags, boil them for a minute and then place them in a bowl to cool.

3. Wrinkle up the paper and flatten it out several times. Make some small rips in the paper and maybe remove some of the paper from the edge. Flatten out the paper on a paper towel.

4. Use the tea bag to color the paper. Press it down on the paper until the paper soaks up the tea. Move it around the paper until the entire paper is covered.

5. When you are happy with the away it looks, use another paper towel to soak up any extra water.

6. You can let the paper air dry or stick it in a 200 degree oven for a few minutes until it is dry. Keep a close eye on the paper in the oven because it doesn't take long for it to burn.

7. You can iron the paper with a cool iron to flatten it, or place it under some heavy books for a day.

8. To finish glue the paper on a piece of construction paper.

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"God Bless the USA" Poster - Map Craft and Learning Activity

God Bless the USA - Map learning activity www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Paper

Colored Pencils

Old Atlas or Map, (Or Google Maps)

Colored Paper

Scissors

Glue

(Optional - star stickers)

 

How to Make the God Bless the USA Poster:

1. Use an old atlas or map and help your child find where he lives in the USA. Show him a picture of the whole USA. Ask him if he knows in which part of the US he lives - North, South, East, West, etc. Have him point out the state in which he lives. Then ask him if he knows in which part of the state he lives. Help him find the city and street.

If you don't have a map or old atlas, you can use Google Maps. Have your child type in your address at the top of the page. Show him the map and then use the satellite view to show him your house. Zoom in and out to give your child a perspective of where he lives compared to other locations. If your street is mapped, use the little orange man to walk up and down your street. (Just left-click on the little orange man and drop him on a highlighted street.) See if your child recognizes your neighborhood. Then print out a map.

2. Use a heart temple to trace a heart shape around the city on the map and then cut it out.

3. Have your child glue the heart to another sheet of paper and draw patriotic symbols on the paper. And write God Bless the USA or God Bless America on the page.

A printable pattern, as shown in the picture, is available to members on The Resource Room.

(This craft goes along with the Sunday School lesson "He Has Set me Free!" where children learn that even though we live in a country that allows us great freedom, we are not truly free until we have accepted Jesus as our Savior. We are free when we choose to serve God and make him our master.)

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Fourth of July Cup Windsock Craft for Kids - Patriotic Windsock

Patriotic Cup Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

The long red and white streamers on this patriotic craft look like a flag blowing in the wind.

What you will need:

One-inch Red and White Ribbon

18 oz. Blue Plastic Cups

Silver Star Stickers

Scissors

String

Tape

 

How to Make a Patriotic Windsock:

1. Poke a small hole in the top of the cup. Cut a piece of string about two feet long and poke both ends of the string through the hole towards the inside of the cup. Place your hand inside the cup and pull the string ends almost all the way through. Tie the two ends together to make a big knot. Pull the string back out of the cup. The knot should keep the string from coming all the way through.

2. Stick star sticker all over the outside of the cup.

3. To finish cut red and white ribbon into three feet pieces and tape them alternately to the inside of the cup.

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4th of July Fan Craft for Kids

Patriotic Fan Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Stay cool this Fourth of July with this fun and easy craft.

What you will need:

Color Your Own Paper Fans

Crayons or Magic Markers

 

How to Make a Fourth of July Fan:

1. Decorate your fan or piece of construction paper with a patriotic theme: stars, stripes, etc.

2. Fan fold your construction paper by folding up one inch on the short side. Then fold another one inch on the same side but fold in the opposite direction. Keep folding until the whole paper is folded. Staple or tape one end and then open up the other end to form a fan.

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Patriotic Bunny Coloring and Craft Sheet for Kids

Patriotic Bunny Coloring Sheet Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Paper

Crayons

Glue

Sequins

Buttons

Star Stickers

Glitter Glue

 

 

How to Make:

1. Print out Picture and make copies. (Problems Printing?)

2. Color the picture.

3. To make your picture really sparkle, glue on buttons or sequins. Use glitter glue or star stickers over the stars in the picture or add them to the background.

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Patriotic Bunny Holding a Flag Craft

This craft is great for Flag Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, or anytime.

What you will need:

Card stock (heavy paper)

Crayons or Markers

Drinking Straw or Pencil

Computer Paper

Glue

Scissors

 

 

How to Make the Patriotic Bunny Craft:

1. Print out the bunny pattern and color it.

Bunny Pattern Pattern

Bunny Pattern with No Words

2. Print out the USA flag pattern and color it or print out the USA colored flag pattern and cut it out.

Black and White Pattern

Colored Pattern

3. Glue or tape the flag to a pencil or straw. Cut two slits one above the bunny's hands and one below. Insert the straw or pencil flag into the hands.

Singapore Flags - Colored Pattern -Black and White Pattern

If you live in another country and would like this craft done for your country, email me and I will put one up for your country.

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Patriotic Rabbit Pencil Holder

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What a great gift for people in the military! Cut out the rabbit pattern and add the flag. Cover a can with paper and then glue the rabbit onto the can to make a pencil holder. This idea was sent in by Dawn.

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Patriotic Bird Feeder Craft

What you will need:

6 3/4 oz. Pringle's Potato Chip Can With a Lid

7-Inch Red Plastic Chinet Plate

9-Inch Blue Plastic Chinet Plate

2-Inch Bolt with Nut - I use this size because you have to put your hand down through the can and it make it easier to reach.

1-Inch Bolt with Nut

Drill with Matching Drill Bits

String for Hanging

Red and White Acrylic Paint

or Red and White Duct Tape

Silver Star Stickers

 

How to Make a Patriotic Bird Feeder:

1. Paint the Pringle's can using patriotic colors or cut duct tape into one-inch strips and stick it on the can. Decorate with star stickers.

2. Cut three or four small holes about 3/4" by 1/2" around the bottom edge of the can using a knife. These holes are where the birdseed comes out.

3. Drill two small holes in the top of the can just below the edge of the plastic lid on opposite sides. These will be used to hang the bird feeder.

4. Turn the can upside down and place the small plate on the center of the can. The plate should be upside down on the bottom of the can. Drill a hole through the plate and the bottom of the can. (The drill bit should match the size of your bolt.) Stick the 2-inch bolt through the hole in the paper plate and the hole in the bottom of the can. Screw on the nut from the inside of the can. You may have to find someone with small hands to do this for you.

5. Remove the lid from the can and place it upside down on the middle of the big paper plate. Drill a hole through the middle of the plastic lid and the plate. Stick the 1-inch bolt through the plate and then the lid and screw on the nut. Drill two holes on opposite sides off the lid in the plate.

6. Stick one end of a piece of string through one of the holes in the top of the Pringle's can, over and through the can to the other hole and through the hole. Place the lid with the plate on the can. Now bring both ends of the string up through the holes you punched in the plastic plate. Tie the string ends together at the top.

7. To fill the bird feeder just pull off the lid and let it dangle to the side.

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Patriotic Hearts

Patriotic Hearts ColorSheets

What you will need:

Computer paper

Crayons

Other decorative items such as glitter and beads

 

 

How to Make:

1. Print out the free patterns:

Heart Pattern No Words

Heart Pattern 2 (I Love the USA)

Heart Pattern 3 (God Bless America)

2. Use crayons to color this coloring page and add glitter and beads and other pretty items to make it really stand out.

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I Love the USA Coloring Sheet

Free Patriotic Coloring Sheet Craft from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

Computer Paper

Crayons

Other decorative items such as glitter and beads

 

How to Make:

1. Print out the Free Coloring Page Pattern. You can just use crayons to color this coloring page or add glitter and beads and other pretty items to make it really stand out. (Problems Printing?)

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Glow Stick Fun!

Glow in the Dark Ideas on Pinterest

 

Patriotic Crafts on Other Pages