Star Spangled Banner Buddy: Fourth Of July Craft 7


A couple weeks ago I bought a package of styrofoam cups, like these, from the dollar store. I had plans to do a craft with my daughter with them. She must have been excited to have these ‘new & cool’ cups. She used some for a pop up lemonade stand in our living room, then she used some for a science experiment, and probably for 15-20 cups of chocolate milk.¬†When I finally decided what craft I wanted to do with her, there were 2 cups left. Two. I just had to shake my head and smile. At least there was enough for each of us to make a Star Spangled Buddy.

 

Star Spangled Buddy - Styrofoam Craft For Kids - Preschool Patriotic Craft - Red White & Blue Star Craft for Fourth Of July.

Supplies Needed for Star Spangled Buddy: A Fourth Of July Craft

Styrofoam Cup
Construction Paper: Red & Blue
Star Stickers
Scissors
White Glue
Googly Eyes
Black Marker

Star Spangled Buddy - Styrofoam Craft For Kids - Preschool Patriotic Craft - Red White & Blue Star Craft for Fourth Of July.

How To Make:

For Arms & Legs – Cut 4 strips of blue paper, fold back and forth.
Hands & Feet – I cut long half circles. Glue to the ends of each arm & leg strip.
Face – Shape of a star, glued on googly eyes, drawn on nose and mouth.

Glue on face, arms, and legs.
Add stickers for embellishment.

Star Spangled Buddy - Styrofoam Craft For Kids - Preschool Patriotic Craft - Red White & Blue Star Craft for Fourth Of July.

This craft, although so simple, has many aspects of skill practice. My daughter had practice with scissors, gluing, body part recognition and representation, and developing creativity. She doesn’t know all this, she thinks she is making a patriotic craft, but I am secretly smiling extra inside.

This would be an excellent craft for group of kids, like a day care group or at a Fourth of July BBQ. There are only a few steps that for a 4 year old may be easy to do with limited adult direction.

 


We joined with other great bloggers to share other Fourth of July inspiration. For more check these out:

Star Spangled Buddy - Styrofoam Craft For Kids - Preschool Patriotic Craft - Red White & Blue Star Craft for Fourth Of July. Free Unit Study.

 

 

Kids in the Kitchen: Fun & Easy Patriotic Party Mix from Crafty Mama in ME

4th of July Children’s Books from The Jenny Evolution

Star Spangled Banner Buddy from Play Dough & Popsicles

Star A-Z Letter Recognition Worksheet from Something 2 Offer

4th of July Pom Pom Flag Activity from CraftCreateCalm

4th of July Word Search from The Letters of Literacy

Patriotic Stars Count and Clip Cards from The Kindergarten Connection

Confetti Fireworks from Schooling a Monkey

July 4th Math Worksheet from iGameMom

5 DIY Rockets for Kids to Launch Outside from FrogMom

4th of July Coloring Pages from Year Round Homeschooling

July 4th Puzzle Pack from Embark on the Journey

DIY Water Table with Red, White, and Blue Activities from Living Montessori Now

July 4th Coloring Pages from Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading

Kid-Made Patriotic Parfaits from Preschool Powol Packets


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