(craft tutorial) 4th of july banner kid craft

by Stephanie of Crafting in the Rain for See Vanessa Craft

Hi everyone! Today we’re letting the kids get involved with our holiday decor with a 4th of July Banner made from dollar store items. I thought it would be fun to let my son help with something that we could actually hang up and show off. And it was fast and easy enough that he didn’t get bored before we were done. Grab some festive washi tape and let’s get started!

Supplies–pick these all up from the dollar store!
Paper banner shapes (purchase or cut from white paper)
Stars cut from wood-grain shelf liner
Red and blue washi tape
Twine
Hole punch

Directions:
1–Have child place star on the bottom half of the banner piece.


2–Run a strip of washi tape across the top and fold excess to the back.
3–Repeat with remaining pieces
4–Punch a hole in each top corner of the paper.
5–Cut pieces of twine to tie each banner piece together, plus pieces for both ends for hanging.
6–Display on a mirror, wall, bookshelf or front door.

They’ll be so proud every time they see their work. And you’ll be proud of yourself for not letting perfectionism get in the way of creating with your kids (or, maybe that’s just me).

Here are more 4th of July projects for kids (or that they can help with):
4th of July Painted Sign
Red White and Blue Fruit Cones
Mickey Flag Shirt

How do you like to get your kids involved with creating?

Stephanie lives in the Northwest with her husband and their three children where she is actively involved in church and PTO activities. She loves a good book, good chocolate, and good food — though usually that means it was cooked by someone else. She’s been creating since she was little, trying out everything from cross stitch and stamps to watercolor and sewing. Currently spread across her desk these days you will usually find vinyl, pretty paper, washi tape and paint. She blogs at Crafting in the Rain.

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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