This isn’t a fancy craft, but it sure is fun! The 4th of July is coming up and I’ve been talking with my daughter about how our country was founded and she has been so interested in our flag. Anytime we are out and she sees the flag she instantly points it out and informs me that it is red, white and blue. I decided to do a 4th of July themed craft with her this week, and since she is so interested in our flag this was the perfect project! It took minimal set up and clean up was extremely easy. I had originally wanted to paint my son’s feet blue for the star area, but he was napping and my daughter was just having too much fun! I think it would look super cute with little blue baby feet for the stars.
I did this craft on a long piece of easel paper and taped it up in my daughter’s room. If you want to make this into a keepsake, you can easily do this on a canvas that can be hung in your house.
Long piece of paper or rectangular canvas
Step one: This step is completely optional but it helped me with spacing. I drew lines for the red handprints and a box for the blue stars in pencil. You can go back and gently erase it after you have finished the project. It really helped to speed the project along and helped me to get even spacing when painting with my daughter’s handprints.
Step Two: Paint one of your child’s hands red, stamp the painted hand in rows to make the stripes of the flag. I always keep a damp paper towel nearby to clean of my daughter’s hand when she is done painting- it helps keep the mess at
Step Three: Using hands or feet, paint the stars. If you have an older child, he or she can paint their thumb and stamp all 50 states. My daughter is 3, so we just stamped her hand down a few times and we were done!
This project is SO easy, and it looks so great for the 4th!