Monday, March 26, 2012

4th of July Flag and Shaker Craft

This simple 4th of July Flag and shaker will be fun during your next Independence Day parade.

4th of July Flag


  • white construction paper
  • red and blue paints
  • sponges and rollers
  • star stamps
  • tape
  • drinking straws


  1. Sponge on a blue field in the top left corner of a sheet of white construction paper.
  2. Press star stamps into the field.
  3. Roll red paint in wavy lines to make the stripes. Allow to dry.
  4. Tape 2 drinking straws to the back near the edge with the blue field. Tape another straw sticking down for a handle.
  5. Wave your flag.

4th of July Shaker


  • red and blue paint
  • rollers
  • 2 paper plates
  • raw beans or seeds
  • white crepe paper roll
  • glue
  • stapler

  1. Decorate the backs of 2 paper plates with star and stripes.
  2. Cut several long strips of white crepe paper and roll red paint for stripes.
  3. Glue the crepe paper hanging down to the inside of 1 paper plate.
  4. Put some raw beans on the paper plate
  5. Sandwich the other paper  plate on top and staple all around to seal.
  6. Shake your 4th of July shaker.
Source: Learning Montessori

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