4th of July Kids Craft


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 on 4th of July Kids Craft

  1. Susan
    June 25, 2014 at 7:11 am (11 months ago)

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

    Reply
    • Holly
      June 26, 2014 at 6:56 am (11 months ago)

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

      Reply
    • Holly
      June 26, 2014 at 7:28 am (11 months ago)

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

      Reply
  2. Anne
    June 25, 2014 at 10:40 pm (11 months ago)

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

    Reply
    • Holly
      June 26, 2014 at 7:34 am (11 months ago)

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

      Reply
  3. Patti
    June 26, 2014 at 9:50 am (11 months ago)

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

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    • Holly
      June 27, 2014 at 1:29 pm (11 months ago)

      Hi Patti – Oh how much fun! Hugs, Holly

      Reply
  4. Megan Walker
    June 26, 2014 at 3:24 pm (11 months ago)

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

    Reply
    • Holly
      June 27, 2014 at 1:31 pm (11 months ago)

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

      Reply
    • Holly
      June 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm (11 months ago)

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

      Reply
  5. ARod
    June 27, 2014 at 9:52 am (11 months ago)

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

    Reply
    • Holly
      June 27, 2014 at 1:36 pm (11 months ago)

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

      Reply
  6. Sue
    June 27, 2014 at 11:27 am (11 months ago)

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

    Reply
    • Holly
      June 27, 2014 at 1:38 pm (11 months ago)

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

      Reply
  7. Melinda @Home.Made.Interest
    June 28, 2014 at 6:34 pm (11 months ago)

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

    Reply
    • Holly
      June 29, 2014 at 3:30 pm (11 months ago)

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

      Reply
  8. Sami
    July 1, 2014 at 8:31 am (11 months ago)

    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!

    Reply
    • Holly
      July 1, 2014 at 4:57 pm (11 months ago)

      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

      Reply
    • Holly
      July 6, 2014 at 7:06 am (11 months ago)

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

      Reply

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