Tuesday, June 29, 2010

July Fourth Book and Craft

Suggested Reading:
Kids Learn America by Patricia Gordon and Reed C. Snow, published by Williamson Publishing Co, Vermont. The authors of this wonderful book says it brings geography to life with people, places and history and it surely does that. It's a terrific way for kids to learn about this wonderful country we call home. Trivia buffs will adore it too!

Patriotic Headband

Supplies you need for this project:
blue and white construction paper-1 sheet each
red crayon or marker
pipe cleaners in red, white or blue
star stickers, or star punch
glitter (optional)
tape or glue

Cut a two inch by twelve inch piece of blue construction paper. Add stars across the strip using stickers or stars punched out of white paper using a large paper punch available at craft stores.

Cut a piece of white construction paper in half lengthwise. Measure and mark the paper about every inch, three quarters of the way through, from the long side.

Cut strips three quarters of the way through the white paper from the long edge, making strips.
Color alternating strips red.
Attach the two pieces together to form one long piece.

Cut several pipe cleaners in half.
Attach the stars to the pipe cleaners.
You can decorate the stars with glitter if you would like. Make sure it is completely dry before going to the next step.
Attach the stars and stems to the inside of the headband at regular intervals

Have a grown up measure the band to fit each child's head comfortably, and secure with tape.
Let your little ones wear their patriotic headbands proudly!

1 comment:

StephR said...