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Four crafts for the Fourth
Four great crafts to show off your patriotic pride this holiday weekend.
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 02:46 PM
Ready to show off your patriotic pride? Grab your markers, scissors and tape and you'll be whipping up these red, white and blue crafts in no time!
Old Glory Flag Pennant
: Got a brown paper bag and some crayons? Then you have everything you need to make this fun and festive patriotic pennant. Markers, paints or pencils will work too — whatever your kids prefer to show off their red, white and blue.
Red, White, and Robot
?: This centerpiece is so darned unusual that I just had to include it in the lineup. It's a robot. It's a centerpiece. And it's also a great way to entertain your kids while reusing those old toilet paper tubes and aluminum cans.
Patriotic Bike Decorations
: Does your town host a Fourth of July parade? Our does. And the highlight, of course, is the slew of kids on decorated bikes and wagons who proudly show off their patriotism with every pedal and push. This link has some great ideas for decorating your child's bike in festive red, white and blues.
The Stars and Stripes
: What's more patriotic than the Stars and Stripes? This flag, made from ribbons and pom poms, is easy to make and beautiful when put together. Your kids can hang it proudly on any door in the home to celebrate the holiday weekend.
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