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Fourth of July paper banner craft for kids

Fourth of July paper banner craft for kids

This year we wanted to make a craft to commemorate the Fourth of July. Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4th, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states. We love a paper craft and thought kids would enjoy our simple Fourth of July paper banner craft.

Fourth of July paper banner supplies:

Coloured craft papers – red, blue and white
Scissors
Craft glue
Pencil
Glitter stickers
String

How to make a 4th of July paper banner:

How to make a Fourth of July paper banner:

Select red, blue and white coloured craft papers for the banner. Prepare the selected papers into a square shape, the size of your choice (we used 10cm x 10cm).

How to make a 4th of July paper banner:

Create small and even accordion folds on each piece of square paper.

accordion folds

Take the accordion folded paper and press the middle part of the folds to divide the paper into two even parts. Hold the middle part firmly until next step.

accordion folds

Apply craft glue along any one open side of the paper.

accordion folds

Then join the glued side with the other half open side. This will form a scalloped edge on one side and straight edge on the other side of the folded paper.

accordion folds in paper

Cut out a long piece of string or yarn for the banner. Apply glue on the string or the straight side of the folded paper. Join the straight side of the folded paper with the string or yarn.

paper banner craft for kids

Trace a star shape on sticky glitter paper and cut them out. I used golden and blue glitter sticky paper for the stars.

glitter stars
I grouped my bunting flags into three. Attach the glitter star cutout to the central paper bunting flag or all three.

4th of July paper craft for kids

This craft is pretty fun and easy, make more and decorate your house this Fourth of July!

 

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Rachel
    May 31, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Now this looks really good! We are having a 4th of July party at work, so I might just steal this idea for myself x

  • Reply
    Rebecca Jones
    May 31, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    this looks a great project for children – and simple to adapt to any celebration too 🙂 e.g. a wonder woman party

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