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.
8 paint sticks
red, white, and blue paint – acrylic recommended.
hot glue gun
star shaped foamies, stickers, stamps, anything.
*Parental Supervision Recommended*
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.
Take another paint stick and hot glue it diagonally to the back of the sticks.
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.
I used spray paint and acrylic paint both, but acrylic paint is recommended for this project.
The final product is a cute version of the American flag.
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