Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Easy 4th of July Kids' Craft!

Looking for a last minute craft to entertain the kiddos or get them ready for the neighborhood parade? Put together this fun flag (this is a great project if you need to make multiple flags) using just a few scraps and your Xyron machine!

white cardstock cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
5 strips of assorted red patterned papers and cardstock cut to 1/2" x 5 1/2"
blue cardstock cut to 2 1/4" x 2 3/4"
star patterned paper cut to 2" x 2 1/2"
Xyron Magic Sticker Maker (or any other Xyron adhesive machine)
WRMK Crop-A-Dile
wooden BBQ skewers
patriotic stickers (if desired)

If you are working with small children, pre-run the pieces needed for each flag through your Xyron machine (older kids will enjoy running the paper through themselves).  Apply the red strips to the white cardstock first, then add the blue cardstock in the top left corner, then add the star paper on top of the blue cardstock.

Punch two holes on the left of the flag with the Crop-A-Dile and thread the wooden skewer through the holes.  If you've got leftover patriotic stickers from your scrapbooking/cardmaking, the kids will love putting those on their flag as well!

Happy 4th Everybody!  Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

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