I’ve been attempting to be creative with my kids again. They had such a good time with the Pipe Cleaner Bugs I thought we’d try pipe cleaners again. I found some great pipe cleaner tutorials for some 4th of July fun here, here, here, and here.
Our first creation was supposed to be a pipe cleaner leis, but we ran out of red pipe cleaner. When I connected it to see how big it was my little princess immediately exclaimed, ” a crown.” So our leis is a 4th of July Princess Crown. The tutorial can be found here on Nurturing the Tender Years.
Then we played with Sparklers and Puppets. I’m not sure who had more fun me or the kids. I fell in love with these puppets as soon as I saw them. In case you can’t tell they are Uncle Sam, an Eagle, and the Statue of Liberty. Tyler kept calling the eagle a bat. I guess I should remember that come Halloween. The tutorial is for finger puppets. We put ours on craft sticks so they would last 2 days rather than 1. I was barley able to take a picture before my kids hauled off with their new toys. Their favorite part of construction was the poofy balls (pom poms) Tyler took control of the big ones so naturally Emma had to have the little ones. My little helpers were…a…very helpful once they started eating their snack and left the poofy balls alone.
Next we moved on to decorations. Our fireworks are really easy. I got the idea from Better Homes and Gardens. We tried adding glitter but I think my glue was too old because it didn’t really work but we still managed to have fun fireworks. Yes, we did most of this in one afternoon. They are all really easy and fun 4th of July crafts.
You might also enjoy these other 4th of July crafts.
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