Celebrate this 4th of July with your little ones and share the story of American Independence! It all took place 238 years ago, the thirteen colonies decided it was time to break away from British empire, and create their own independent free nation. The Second Continental Colony decided it was time to proceed with the idea, but not everyone agreed on how it would be done.
Then on July 2nd, the agreement of 12 colonies let the independence movement forward. History occurred on July 4th, 1776 when congress officially passed the final document of the Declaration of Independence with 56 members of congress signing the official document. To this day, America’s Independence is still celebrated with pride and joy thanks to our founding fathers!
Learn about the Declaration of Independence with this fun craft from Pigs in Mud!
Keep it cool with this adorable “Stars and Stripes” tote! Perfect for your weekend activities and family picnic with the family. This tote it also machine washable so it’s easy to clean !
Why Crafts Matter
Celebrate this upcoming 4th of july with this patriotic, festive craft! Crafting is a great enjoyable activity that gives families a great bonding experiences. Crafting also improves children’s mobile and mental development and gives them an opportunity to expand their imagination! Read more on the benefits of arts on kids here.
Independence Day Pom Pom
What You Need:
• Red, white, and blue construction paper OR use markers/crayons/colored pencils to color recycled paper OR cut out strips from a magazine
• 3 pipe cleaners (red, white and blue)
1. Cut 4-6 strands of the 3 construction papers. If you want your pom-pom to be thicker, cut thick strands of paper, and vice versa. It’s all up to you!
2. Grab the 3 pipe cleaners and twist/braid together until the 3 pipe cleaners become one, keep in mind that the pipe cleaners will become the handle
3. Tape or glue both ends of the twisted pipe cleaners together to create an oval shape.
4. Grab one strand of the construction paper and place through the twisted pipe cleaner. Fold and glue the top part of the construction paper to secure each strip to the pipecleaner circle.
5. Repeat Step 4 for the rest of the construction paper strips until all are attached.
6. Repeat steps 4-5 with all the strands you have cut
7. The cutting part is the easiest, just cut smaller strands from the strands you already have!
8. If you want more volume, simply cut smaller strands. It’s all up to you and how you want your pom pom!
Cheer on your Independence Day parade, pin it to your shirt, place it around your ponytail, or use it as a napkin holder for a patriotic table setting! Let your imagination loose, the possibilities are endless. Show Chipper how you use yours on our Facebook page!