Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Projects for kids to make for 4th of July

Here are some quick projects for kids to make.  Depending on age of child adult supervision maybe needed.

4th of July Sticker Star Twirler

Materials:  Plastic coffee can lid, Craft knife, Thick rubber band, Paper clips,   Sticker stars, and Flexible plastic straw

Use a craft knife to cut a small X in the center of a plastic coffee lid.
Push one end of a thick rubber band (like the one shown below) up through the opening and stretch it around the center of a paper clip to keep it from pulling back through. Decorate the lid with sticker stars.
From a flexible plastic straw, cut one 4-inch straight length and one 4 1/2-inch length with the bendable portion near the center. Shape a second paper clip into a small hook. Then slide it into the straight straw length and use it to pull the free end of the rubber band through.
Insert one end of the bendable straw length through the protruding loop of the rubber band for a handle.

Red, White + Blue Fashion Cuffs

Materials:  red, white and blue felt, glue (hot glue gun optional), scissors, button, and thread

Cut a strip of white felt for the base of the cuff. You can make it as wide or thin as you'd like. Just make sure it's longer than the wrist to accomodate a button.
Then cut two to three narrow strips of red for stripes, a small square out of the blue felt and a small square out of the white.
Glue red strips to the cuff base. I've found hot glue works best, but fabric glue will work too.
Glue the blue square to the center of the cuff. Then, cut a star out of the small white square of felt.
Glue the white star to the blue circle. Then sew a button onto one end of the cuff.
Snip the felt to add a button hole and it's ready to wear!

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