Popsicle Stick Stars
Are you still looking for a fun project for Independence Day? If so, this might be perfect. Show the kids how easy it is to make patriotic stars using 5 popsicle sticks and red, white and blue paint.

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Patriotic Paper Flowers
Gather together the kids and make a variety of red, white and blue flowers that can be used as decorations, turned into fashionable barrettes or brooches, and even hostess gifts.  All you need is some fun paper and whatever base …

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Salad Spinner Fireworks
Learn how to make this fast and easy fireworks picture that can be used as a wonderful 4th of July decoration. Heidi, from Happiness is Homemade, had her son use a salad spinner to make the red, white, and …

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Paper Roll and Handprint Bald Eagle Craft
This cute bald eagle is made with little more than a cardboard tube and paper. You simply draw a simple beak and feet and then trace around your child’s hands. Have them paint it all, including the cardboard tube and …

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Crepe Paper Flag Craft
Start planning for 4th of July now by making a large flag just like this one shared by Jodi from Meaningful Mama. Hang it up in honor of Flag Day (June 14th) and leave it in place until Independence …

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Easy Patriotic Wreath

Can you tell by looking at this wreath that it is made from red, white, and blue bandanas? The bandanas were cut into 2-inch squares and a skewer is used to press the center of the squares into a styrofoam …

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You might recall this roundup from a few years ago, but we thought it was still special enough to share with all our newbie readers. Gotta love these classics. Do you have a particular craft you make every year? What …

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I have gathered some of the best CraftGossip.com posts featuring Fourth of July crafts, foods,ideas or products. What do you have planned for this Independence day? Do you theme your activities for the day or week? Share your unique lesson …

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patriotic-wands1Here is a great easy craft to make with your kids before the 4th of July weekend. You can bring them to Parades, or just hang out on your front lawn waving  at the cars passing by! To get the …

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Sand can be such a great tactile learning tool for children. This sand art craft is perfect to celebrate the 4th of July and allow your children to have fun! You can find the tutorial at honeybear lane.

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Every child loves to get their hands and feet painted and then go to town on paper! This craft is so cute, and I love the little hands and feet creating something so beautiful… a keeper for sure! You can …

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4th of July Kids Handprint Craft

This is a great idea if you need some fun Patriotic decorations around your house. I love the little poem that goes along with  the artwork! Find the idea over at Carrie with Children.…

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Looking for a fun inexpensive craft to do with little ones to celebrate the 4th? How about a fun shaker made out of  a cardboard roll? You can find the tutorial at We Made That!

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The first thing I did with my kids this summer was make a Summer Bucket List.  One of the things they wanted to do was have a lemonade stand. There is a great organization called Lemon-Aid through Blood: water mission

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Patriotic Centerpiece Using Shrink Plastic

With the children home for summer, I’m sure us parents are looking for fun things for the kiddos to do. Why not pick up some Shrink Plastic and make these adorable patriotic hearts to put in a centerpiece for the …

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