Directions: Make your own fireworks. Give Each child a piece of black
construction paper and have them make designs using white glue (Elmer's). Then sprinkle glitter over the glue. Use a variety of colors to give it a firework effect!
Patriotic Bead Patterning
Pipe cleaners red, white and blue for the United States (the larger the better, remember beads can be a choking hazard.)
Directions: Gather several packages of red, white, and blue beads and pipe cleaners. Make a few example patterns with the beads on the pipe cleaners. Set the remaining beads and pipe cleaners on a table and allow the children to copy any of the patterns on their own pipe cleaners. When they are all finish you can place the pipe cleaner around the child wrist and twist the ends together. Now you have a patriotic bracelet.
Star Crowns For Independence Day
Glue, red paint, Red, White, and Blue Construction paper, Scissors, and star stickers.
Directions: Pre cut stars out of red, white and blue construction paper. Give each child a long white band (about 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide) of construction paper long
enough to fit around a child's head. Let each child glue (I colored my white glue with some red paint) as many paper stars on the band as they want. I also put out some red, white and blue stickers for the kids to put on. When dry, fit to each child's head and
staple. The kids just love the star spangled crown.
Stars And Stripes Collage For The Fourth of July
Supplies Needed: Blue construction paper, Red and white construction
paper cut into 1" strips, Silver star stickers, Glue
Directions: Set out all of the materials and let the kids create.
American Flag Coloring Page
is a link to a free printable of an American flag for coloring. Help your child color each section correctly using paint, crayons or markers. Hang the finished product beside the
Next time you drive a distance, ask your child to count how many American flags he can spot!
Large Plastic lids, like those from margarine tubs or coffee cans, can be very useful in your crafting. Not only can they act as a disposable paint pallet or glue holder, they can easily be made into stencils you can save for years to come! Simply draw the desired design onto the lid and cut carefully. You can then either trace the outline or fill in the holes.
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Great playdough fun!
Creative Playdough Ideas for Kids is a 32 page e-book that is downloadable in PDF format, and provides simple, step by step instructions for a variety of creations with full color photos throughout. Playdough creations include cat, turtle, lion, snail, pig, snowman, snake, two rose methods, daisy, daffodil, ladybug, faces, cup and saucer, a heart of flowers, fruit and butterfly.
Great playdough fun
Wow! LITTLE KIDS CRAFTS FOR ALL SEASONS
Whether you are a Pre-School Teacher, Day Home provider or a busy Mom with little kids trying to find some inside activities on a cold/rainy day, here is a great resource for many more craft ideas for little kids. It is jam packed (200pages) full of great age-appropriate crafts. As a thank you for buying the book Chris Yates (the author) gives you the second book free.
You can download this ebook or get the printed version.It's called
Little Kid Crafts For All Seasons
ABC Fun & 1-2-3
ABC Fun & 1-2-3 is a preschool programme that gives you alphabet-based activities each week, alphabet crafts, alphabetized nursery rhymes, number and counting activities, as well as a list of recommended, quality children's stories to read aloud together as you and your children adventure through the alphabet, one letter per week.
All the hard work and planning is done for you - for less than $1 per week, you just open up the book and start the A-B-C fun!