Monday, June 24, 2013

Fun Summer Patriotic paper craft decoration

Fun and simple craft to use for your 4th of July party or any fun patriotic celebration. Nice enough to show off to your guests - easy enough to make just for the family dinner!

Kids love to make them. Simple directions below:

  • 2 pieces of 12 x 12 patterned paper 
  • coordinating paper 
  • hot glue gun 
  • small hole punch or tape for hanging 
  • scissors or paper cutter  

  • cut patterned paper in 1/2 = 4 strips of 6x12 
  • tiny pencil marks every 1/2 inch (or score them) 
  • fold accordion style (fan) back and forth 
  • lay them face down and glue end pieces together forming long strip of accordion fan
  • glue end to end in circle holding tight in middle 
  • glue in middle to hold in circular pattern - hold til set 
  • add top circle or small version to layer 
  • glue to stick (kabob or lolly pop stick) or hang from ceiling 
Another 4th of July craft: Homemade napkin holders here

In case you are looking- we use these for crafts, decor, lapbooks & other homeschool projects. If you haven't invested in scrapbook paper for crafting and homeschool, let me tell you - it is one of my favorite things! I used to actually have time to scrapbook - but now I am happy to do these fun projects with the boys. . . and . . . it's educational!

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