Sizzling burgers on the grill, ice cold lemonade, and kids splashing in the pool…Independence Day is known for family cookouts. Make it extra special this year and let the kids help decorate with American flags and this simple kids 4th of July craft.
Make a few of these pinwheel-inspired wreaths with the kids before the big day.
- Paper Plates
- Red, White, and Blue Construction Paper
- Paper Clip and String for Hanging (optional)
Start by cutting the center from the paper plate. When working with young children, this is better suited for an adult to do. For older kids you can show them how to gently fold the plate in half to cut the center out.
Next, use the ruler and pencil to measure and draw 4 inch wide squares on your red, white, and blue construction paper. For each wreath you will need 2 squares of each color. This is a great opportunity to work on early measuring skills.
Have your child cut the squares out. Use the ruler to draw diagonal lines across each square and cut on the line to form 2 triangles from each.
Assemble the triangles on the plate as shown and glue into place.
The triangles are situated in such a way that the wreath reminds me of a pinwheel. For younger children I suggest not worrying about how the triangles are placed. Instead, focus on the pattern (red, white, and blue). My son added little star stickers to his, a perfect addition to his patriotic wreath.
This 4th of July craft is perfect for decorating for that holiday picnic. They look festive hanging from a canopy or hanging on a door.
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Patty Gordon says
Amazing how such a simple set of shapes can make something so amazing looking! These are a lot like the crafts that my kids did in preschool! Great addition to my pinterest crafts list. Thanks for posting the link to this on #Alittlebitofeverything link party!
What a lovely and festive craft! Love the fact that it resembles a pinwheel. Thank you for sharing this with us on #shinebloghop this week
What an awesome craft for kids of all ages! Have a great week 🙂
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Kaylee Eylander says
What a fun craft for the kiddos to do! I love the idea of teaching patriotism and learning some skills at the same time! Fun!
Gaby Ramos says
Such a creative idea, I am definitely going to keep this in mind for our annual 4th of July Picnic.