Unfortunately this week we are home bound. I have 2 little ones with fevers who have been resting. So with the other 3 children I have been doing activities. I wanted to do some kind of 4th of July craft with them but it had to be easy enough for my 26 month baby to be able to do it too. I was going to do paper medallions but I figured that would not be much fun for my little one. So who does not like coffee filter crafts? My baby certainly did and so did my 2 oldest boys.
4th of July Tie Dye Medallion Decorations
Red and Blue Washable Markers (Crayola works best)
Glue stick, scissors
Something to trace a large and small circle (I used 2 different cups)
Double sided tape
Water spray bottle
I gave the kids the markers and a regular coffee filter to color. While they colored the filters I took a drinking cup and traced a circle in another coffee filter and then used a smaller cup and traced a smaller circle. Once they colored all their circles we went outside with a spray bottle and sprayed the circles with water and let them sit outside to dry which does not take very long. Then with a glue stick they stacked the circles from the largest to the smallest.
Then add the stars. I took double sided tape and we hung them on the outside of the front door. We have an overhang so when it rains they do not get wet.
Not only is this a nice easy craft for little ones but it is great for dexterity from coloring, spraying the water bottle, gluing to sticking the star stickers on. My little one loved it and when she see’s it on the door she gets excited because she knows she made it and she can even spot hers out between her’s and her brothers!
Looking for more kids 4th of July crafts? Here are a few more we have done over the years:
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