ONE little MOMMA: Stars and Stripes Patriotic Banner- Easy Kid Craft

Stars and Stripes Patriotic Banner- Easy Kid Craft

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The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. I love the food, the fireworks, the season and of course, America. This year especially I am loving the American flag motif and red, white, and blue. We don't however, have much in the way of patriotic decor so the kids and I put together this easy banner last week. It was a quick craft and we already had everything on hand. 

Supplies: paper grocery bags
                red and blue paint
                brass brads
                ribbon
                star stencil

Stars and stripes patriotic banner- try this easy kid's craft for the 4th of July!!

To start I printed off a star stencil online. I had Easton cut it out for me.

Stars and stripes patriotic banner- try this easy kid's craft for the 4th of July!!

Then I set my boys up with blue and red paint and a paper sack. I opened up the sack and cut them in half so that they could paint on the blank side. I gave one boy the red paint and the other the blue paint so that the project wouldn't end up a big purple mess. Then I told them to try and paint stripes and dots with their paint. It was a great way for them to practice painting shapes and lines. 

Stars and stripes patriotic banner- try this easy kid's craft for the 4th of July!!

After the paint dried I traced the star stencil on the paper bags and then cut out our striped and dotted stars. (The kids ended up cutting up their bags into shreds while I had my back turned and before I could direct them differently. I had to whip up a few new painted bags in order to finish our project. Oops! Thus my stripes and dots are a little more perfect than they ought to be!)

Stars and stripes patriotic banner- try this easy kid's craft for the 4th of July!!

Then I used brads to attach the stars to the ribbon spaced evenly apart. 

Stars and stripes patriotic banner- try this easy kid's craft for the 4th of July!!

After the stars were all attached I put in an extra two brads between each star to add some gold to our banner. I love that extra detail! Then we strung it up across our chalkboard. It was fun, easy, and cheap- my kind of kid's craft!

Stars and stripes patriotic banner- try this easy kid's craft for the 4th of July!!

Stars and stripes patriotic banner- try this easy kid's craft for the 4th of July!!


2 comments:

  1. What a great kids project! I love it!!! Thanks for sharing. I wanted to invite you to come over to my blog and join the challenge this week. The challenge is Red, White and Blue. Each week we have a new craft challenge. The link up begins tomorrow, Wednesday so come on over!!!!
    You just might win!
    www.thecsiproject.com
    Cheers.
    Dee, the CSI Girl

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