Wow, it's been awhile since I last posted. We have been super busy over here this last month. We had both kid's birthdays, a party, vacation, too many really bad storms, cake class, mom's group stuff, and so much more. I will try to play catch up over these next few days. One thing I did come up with is a index card box that I am starting to keep all the fun craft ideas in. If your like me, you will see a really neat craft someplace, whether that be a website, blog, or magazine, and then I totally forget about it. I figure this way, I can write it down right away, along with the supplies and directions. When I'm stumped for a craft idea, because my kids wake up asking for one almost everyday, I can just scan through my box of ideas.
While searching for fun ideas to add to my box, and looking for a kid friendly fourth of July craft, I came across this one on Muffin Tin Mom. I can't say enough how much I LOVE this site!! So many great ideas. If you haven't checked it out yet, you must!
Red, white, and blue paint (We used the crayola kids washable paint, and just plain acrylic)
brushes (again, we like the big foam ones you can get cheap at Michaels)
blue construction paper
large popsicle sticks
and of course wet wipes or a washcloth to clean the little hands up with
This was super easy and fun! Both kids have been asking to do something with paint for about 2 weeks now after we painted their feet and made Father's day crafts.
Paint the palm blue, and each finger (other than the thumb) red and white. Place the painted hand on the paper. And let dry. We did this on Monday and let them dry overnight.
Add your star stickers to the blue palm part. Have the kids glue the paper to the stick, and punch a hole in the top. Slip through the ribbons and tie in a knot. I did trim the paper before we glued them to the stick. Tons of fun! Now the kids have a fun gift to give grandma on her birthday, which is of course the Fourth of July!