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!  

5 comments:

  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!

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  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!!

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  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

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

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

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