Happy 4th of July! I hope you had a great day. I have a couple of simple kids’ American flag crafts to share with you.
I had hoped to get these posted a day or two ago but our internet has been so sporadic I haven’t had a chance. The repair man came out on a holiday to fix our issue, so he got a hamburger out of the deal and we get to have good internet service again. 🙂
Anyway, my Sunday school class made the cute American flag heart pictured above and I thought I would share how they made them.
Excuse the poor quality of the following pictures. My little camera I keep in my purse doesn’t like the lighting in my Sunday school room. Hopefully, you will get the idea, though.
The first thing I had the kids do was cut strips from red construction paper. If you have little ones that aren’t good at using scissors yet you can cut the strips of paper yourself. A paper cutter would make short work of the job.
If you let your kids cut the strips themselves there are a couple of things you can do to make it easier for them. You could have the kids fold the paper like a fan and then cut along the fold lines. Alternatively, you could draw lines on the paper and let the kids cut on the lines.
Once the strips are cut have the kids glue them to a piece of with paper being sure to leave white space in between.
Next, have the kids turn the paper over and trace a heart on the back. I just freehanded a heart template so the kids could trace it.
After they have drawn the heart on the back have them cut it out.
Then, give the kids a small square of blue construction paper and glue it to the top left corner of the heart. Trim away the excess so that it curves like the heart.
Finally, glue a white star to the blue section of the heart.
I think the hearts turned out really cute.
Another idea I did with my kids was along the same lines only we left the white paper as is and glued their handprint to the top left side. I let the kids use star stickers for this craft.