Archive for the ‘4th of July crafts’ Category

4th of July Pencil Holder Craft

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

This quick and simple craft involves a frosting container (although you can use other types of containers) and yarn. Don’t worry if the yarn layers don’t come out even. Remember our motto: Enjoy the process!
What You Need: frosting container (empty and clean), glue, scissors, red, white and blue yarn.
frosting can pencil holder supplies
How You Make It: Spread layer of white glue all over outside of frosting container. Wrap yarn around container, alternating colors however you’d like.
frosting can pencil holder

Flying disc for 4th of July

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

What You Need: 2 red plastic plates, gallon-size zip-close bag, scissors, sequins and gold stars, gold or silver glitter, stapler.
4th of July disc craft supplies
How You Make It: Cut out just the center of both plates. Put some sequins, stars and glitter in the bag and seal. Place bag between the plate rims (adult job) with the sequins in the middle and, holding securely, staple around the edge of the plate, catching the bag in between. Cut off plastic hanging over edge.
Flying disc for 4th of July
This project was found in a book called Star-Spangled Crafts by Kathy Ross.

Wax paper crayon star hangings for 4th of July

Monday, June 25th, 2007

Here’s a twist on a classic craft. A lot of these melted-crayon stars look great strung up in a classroom around 4th of July. Remember to be safe around iron and scissors!
What You Need: iron (not pictured), wax paper, star template (free printable download below), red crayon, white crayon, blue crayon, scissors, crayon sharpener (or adult can “shave” crayons with scissors edge), glue, glitter, hole punch, red yarn, newspaper.
wax paper crayon star supplies
How You Make It: Using star template, trace star shapes onto two pieces of wax paper and cut out. Use sharpener (preschooler) or scissors (adult) to make crayon shavings. Sprinkle crayon shavings onto one star and cover with second star. Place between two layers of newspaper. Carefully, adult irons until crayons melt. Let cool. Outline star with glue and apply glitter. Shake off excess glitter. Punch hole and tie with red string.
wax paper crayon star
star template