Celebrate American freedom with patriotic and summer-inspired
crafts that the whole family can enjoy.
July is all about fireworks. Some kids love the colorful and
loud explosions in the sky around the Fourth of July weekend. Other
kiddos aren't so sure about this noisy annual tradition.
Regardless of whether or not your kids are fans of the real
thing, you can work together to re-create the bursts of cascading
color we see with fireworks displays by using a few basic
ingredients you likely already have in your cabinets.
Pinwheels are a welcome part of many different
summer celebrations. Planning a block party? Heading out for the
local Fourth of July parade? Make some pinwheels to bring along as
entertainment for the kiddos.
The construction paper you have around the house just
won't cut it for this particular project. Instead, visit the
scrapbooking paper section at your local craft store and choose
some vibrant, colorful prints to use for your pinwheels. Specialty
paper stores like The Paper Source also offer a nice selection of
Japanese-style decorative paper.