Here is a project that is perfect for two summertime favorites: July 4th and picnics/BBQ parties! Each week Sharon at Mom on Dealz brings you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal and over the next week I will be showcasing past projects Sharon has created. I recommend checking out the Mom on Dealz Kid Corner for more ideas and projects!
- 3 Empty Toilet Paper Rolls
- Red and White Construction Paper
- Glue Gun with Glue
- Glue Stick
- Glitter or other decorations you would like to add to the holder
- Cut the white construction paper into 3 pieces that will wrap around each of the toilet paper rolls.
- Cut the red construction paper into strips that will be the “flag stripes”.
- Cut out 6 stars from the white paper and color them blue.
- Glue red strips onto the white paper to create “flag stripes”.
- Glue blue stars to represent stars on the flag.
- Wrap the toilet paper holders with the created “flags”.
- Hot glue 2 or the rolls side by side and glue the 3rd roll about an inch and 1/2 away (room enough for napkins) onto the cardboard square.
- Fill the holders with napkins, forks, knives, and spoons (or straws like we did) for you 4th of July BBQ!
- Language Arts: 1. Read books with your child before and/or after this craft that are on the topic of freedom, The Declaration of Independence, or other patriotic topics (depending on their age and skill level). 2. Have your child record the steps taken to create this project to practice writing down steps in a process-this is a huge skill in school.
- Math: Identify and discuss the various shapes used to create the project. Have a hunt around the house for other objects that are these shapes (cylinder, square, circles, etc).
- Social Studies/History: Discuss the reason we celebrate the 4th of July (signing of the Declaration of Independence).
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