As a mom of a busy toddler boy, I am always trying to find inexpensive ways to entertain and educate my child because the Lord knows my son can run through 10 crafts in a 20 minute period…easy!
So with Fourth of July coming up, what better way to celebrate Independence Day by making a Handprint Flag craft?! While our kids were doing the craft, we were also educating our kids on the importance and relevance of the holiday.
Here are some fun kid-friendly facts about Independence Day:
- Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776
- The first signature on the Declaration of Independence was signed by John Hancock. There is a myth that he wrote his signature so big that King George could read it without his glasses.
- There were around 2.5 million people living in the United States when Independence Day was declared. Now there are over 300 million people in the country
Now onto the Handprint Flag Craft for Kids..
What You’ll Need:
- Washable Kid’s Paint in Red and Blue
- All-Purpose Art Paper in White
- Flat Paint Brushes
- Wipes and/or Paper Towels
Once you’ve set up your work station…and trust me on this one, you want to have the wipes nearby…have your kids paint one of their hands with the blue paint and stick it in the top left corner of the art paper. This is going to be the “stars” of the flag.
Wash the blue paint off the brushes. Give your kiddos the red paint and have them paint red stripes horizontally across the art paper.
Let it dry & clean up your kiddos!
I hope you guys enjoyed this craft and if you try it with your kids, tag me in the post!