The Adventure Starts Here: Patriotic Crafts | It's The Little Things

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Patriotic Crafts | It's The Little Things

As you probably know, I love doing simple crafts with Noah.  This summer I've been trying to do one a week.  I find most of my ideas on Pinterest and then often make them even simpler.  With 4th of July this weekend, I made sure to do some patriotic crafts with Noah.  Bring on the red, white, and blue!

We love making "stained glass windows" using contact paper and tissue paper square.  I found a star template online and cut out a star from card stock.  I have so many different colors of tissue paper squares from past crafts, that I just had to pull out a handful of red, white, and blue.  The whole thing is so easy... I just lay the star onto the sticky contact paper and then let Noah stick the tissue paper all over it.  This time he was a little heavy handed and had multiple layers of tissue paper.  When he was all finished, I just put another piece of contact paper on top to seal it all together.  I then just taped it to our glass sliding door to enjoy :)

We also made a simple patriotic wreath using a paper plate and some sparkly star stickers I found at Michaels.  I was hoping to find more patriotic craft supplies and was disappointed with the lack of selection!  

^^^ I was surprised at how particular Noah was with his artistic vision.  Look at that face he gave Grandma when she suggested he put a few blue stars in between the red ones!  

And while it's not really a "craft", we did break out the red, white, and blue play-doh and used a star cookie cutter during our play-doh session :)  

Are you doing any patriotic crafts with your kids this year?  

As usual, I'm linking up with Jess for "It's the Little Things" link up!  


  1. These turned out so good! I love that you're teaching him a little bit about the fourth of july already. Love the paper plate one!

  2. Seriously, I've said it before and I'll say it again, you are the crafting genius! Such a bummer you post so late though so I can't steal :) LOL. I need to remember to re-look at your old posts a couple weeks before the holidays so I can get some ideas. You seriously find the BEST things on Pinterest!!

  3. These are all so cute! Lately I have been finding that Michael's clears their holiday stuff out waaaay too early. I remember going to get St Patricks Day stuff theto week before the girl told me all they had left was a little section in clearance because they started putting all the spring stuff out two weeks prior! So annoying

  4. i'm sending my child to you for every holiday. i cant even decide which craft is cuter. because they're SO AWESOME!

  5. What fun ideas, you guys are so festive and crafty!! :)


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