Only 2 days until our nation’s birthday! Here are a few patriotic projects our toddlers have been working on.
This is a more teacher-directed project, but it turned out so cute! The kids made fingerprints on a half-sheet of blue construction paper, then painted handprint stripes on a legal-sized red construction paper. Once the paint is dried, simply attach the blue in the upper left corner, and you have an adorable flag!
Cookie Cutter Stars
This is very similar to the stars we made for our shape of themonth in December. But this time we painted our stars red and blue! I had 2 different sized star cookie cutters which the toddlers could dip in red or blue paint and then make prints on their papers.
Sponge- Painted Stars + Ball-Painted Stripes =
Stars & Stripes Mural
1. I got my star-shaped sponge from the Dollar Tree, in a bag with 7 other shaped sponges. (Awesome!) The kids dipped the sponges in white paint and stamped them on blue paper. How much simpler can you get?
2. I taped red construction paper to the bottom of a (clean) kitty litter box and dropped on a spoonful of white paint. Then we dropped in some balls, and the kids got to move the balls or the box around to make stripes.
These two simple projects were done two days in a row and displayed together to make a patriotic “mural” of stars and stripes! I was inspired by this idea but adjusted for toddler use.
A few fireworks projects will be coming soon too!