Cultural Craft for kids: American Fourth of July windsock

July 1, 2013

To make this craft with your kids, download and print the Fourth of July windsock template.

In the U.S., the Fourth of July is known as Independence Day, the day when America’s founding fathers declared independence from Great Britain. Americans celebrate the nation on July 4th each year with parades, baseball games, picnics, BBQs with family and friends, and fireworks. Attire and decorations for this holiday are red, white and blue, the colors of the American flag. Make this Fourth of July windsock craft – a great and easy way to involve the kids and add some patriotic flair to your home!

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MATERIALS:
Empty coffee can or cylinder shaped oatmeal box
Blue and white construction paper
Red and white crepe paper
Glue
Scissors
String or twine
Can opener or screw driver

INSTRUCTIONS:
Using your blue construction paper, cut it accordingly to be wrapped and glued around the outside of the empty coffee can or oatmeal box. With the star template, cut out stars on the white paper and trace the stars to create and cut out even more stars. Glue the stars to the outside of the can/box as well. Cut your red and white streamers in long strips, making them all the same length. Glue your streamers, alternating colors, to the inside of the can/box so that they hang and can fly in the wind.

Then, using the can opener or screw driver punch two holes in the top of the can/box and loop your string or twine through the holes to be able to hang the windsock where you wish – let it and your freedom fly with the wind!

 

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