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Jun 25

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4th of July Kids Craft

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Anyone who knows me, knows that my DIY skills are average at best, so today I’m declaring this 4th of July craft a kids craft.  I won’t be as embarrassed this way.  Yes, I made it.  Yes, it looks like a kid made it.  So I’m going with it… it’s now officially a kids craft!  And it’s a creative use and repurpose for old paint sticks.

 

4th of July Kids Craft by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #flag #diy

Supplies

8 paint sticks

red, white, and blue paint – acrylic recommended.

paint brush

hot glue gun

painters tape

star shaped foamies, stickers, stamps, anything.

*Parental Supervision Recommended*

 

Directions

This craft is best for older elementary school kids and because of paint and a hot glue gun, parental supervision is recommended.  I used old paint sticks.  Thirteen of them made the flag look out of balance, so I chose seven sticks instead.  You can either use spray paint (be sure your child wears a mask over their nose/mouth) or acrylic paint.   Paint four of the sticks red, and three white.

 

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Take another paint stick and hot glue it diagonally to the back of the sticks.

 

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Take a couple pieces of painters tape, and tape off a section for the blue field, and paint it blue.  Add your star shapes – whatever you have – foamies, stickers, stamps, etc.  Outline the stars, remove the stickers, and paint white.

 

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I used spray paint and acrylic paint both, but acrylic paint is recommended for this project.

 

4th of July Kids Craft by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #flag #diy

 

The final product is a cute version of the American flag.

 

4th of July Kids Craft by coconutheadsurvivalguide.com #flag #diy

 

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Love, hugs, and stars and stripes forever.

 

Holly

 

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22 comments

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  1. Susan

    This flag turned out so well that you’ve got to upgrade your crafting skills!

    1. Holly

      Hi Susan – Oh goodness, you are too kind. Hugs, Holly

  2. lisa@hooplapalooza

    what a clever use of paint sticks! love it :)

    1. Holly

      Hi Lisa – Oh thank you so much my friend! Hugs, Holly

  3. Anne

    Soo cute, and pretty easy! My kind of kid craft! I’m glad I found your post through the Moonlight & Mason Jar link party.

    1. Holly

      Hi Anne – Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Holly

  4. Patti

    I’m squirreling away crafts until Sweet E is old enough…pinned!

    1. Holly

      Hi Patti – Oh how much fun! Hugs, Holly

  5. Megan Walker

    That would make a cute place mat for a 4th of July party!

    1. Holly

      Hi Megan – Now that’s thinking outside the DIY box! Great idea! Hugs, Holly

  6. TaMara

    I love how you used the paint sticks. What a fun project!

    TaMara @ Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

    1. Holly

      Hi TaMara – Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Holly

  7. ARod

    It’s adorable even if a kid didnt make it lol

    1. Holly

      Hi ARod – I’m still a kid at heart! Hugs, Holly

  8. Sue

    Paint sticks! Who would of thunk it! You of course and it’s quite good.

    1. Holly

      Hi Sue – Good for an eight year-old right LOL! Hugs, Holly

  9. Melinda @Home.Made.Interest

    Stopping by from Nifty Thrifty Sunday. My kids would love to make this. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Holly

      Hi Melissa – So glad – have fun! Hugs, Holly

  10. Sami

    Too cute! I always have amazing visions of what the crafts I want to make will look like but then they never turn out like I’ve pictured in my mind. Oh well, it’s fun creating, isn’t it? :)
    Love it!

    1. Holly

      Hi Sami – In my head I’m Martha Stewart, but in reality… I’m pretty much the equivalent of a 5 year-old making a craft LOL! Hugs, Holly

  11. Bonnie @ The Pin Junkie

    I love your 4th of July flag! What a fun project for kids to do! Thanks for sharing it at The Pin Junkie Pin Party last week. Your patriotic project is being featured in a 4th of July roundup today on The Pin Junkie at http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/07/4th-of-july-crafts-and-recipes.html

    1. Holly

      Hi Bonnie – Woo hoo doing backflips!!! Thanks so much for the feature! Hugs, Holly

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