4th Of July Flag Craft.....With Picture!!

4th of July Craft for kids - 4th of July Flag craft with popcorn stars
United States
June 26, 2007 9:29am CST
Attached is a picture of a 4th of July Flag craft that my daycare children did today. We used a file folder for the background, but you can use white construction paper. I had alot of file folders and used those. Older children can cut out the red stripes themselves. For the younger children, I cut them out. Have the child glue the stripes onto the paper. Add a blue square in the upper left corner. Here's the fun part.... make popcorn and let the kids glue popcorn for the stars! My kids loved this, they were soooo excited. Word of caution....please supervise young children with the popcorn. We don't want any choking accidents!
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@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
30 Jun 07
That is super cute and easy for younger kids too!!! Thanks so much for sharing it!! I will definitely be trying it with my kids!! Thanks bunches!!! I love it!
• United States
30 Jun 07
I'm glad you like it. I hope the kids enjoy making it.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I think that is a great idea. It looks like kids would have a great time making this. I am babysitting my granddaughters on Thursday and we are having our own little 4th of July party. That will be a great thing for us to make. Thanks for the idea.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
A 4th of July party sounds fun! I hope your granddaughters enjoy the craft, and you to :)
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• United States
26 Jun 07
I was wondering where the picture was. I guess it did not come through the first time. LOL
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
26 Jun 07
Ok ...........I think I'm unlucky here.The last 2 days 3 with today there is a glitch at mylot and many photos seems only with a red X ,and nothing else.I have again same problem,they fix for few hours and after again same. I'm sorry I couldn't see the photo of yours.I'll be back to check.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
4th of July Flag - 4th of July flag craft with popcorn
I'm attaching the photo again, can you see it now?
@GardenGerty (96763)
• Marion, Kansas
26 Jun 07
For some of us the images are still broken. It is not anything you have done. I am pleased that some of the avatars have come back, and your photo will show when the rest of the problem is fixed.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
GardenGerty....thanks for letting me know. Yesterday I couldn't see any of the avatars most of the day but today they are fine. I hope it starts working soon for everyone else.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I really want to see this flag, but unfortunately it isn't to be found. Please tell me how to access it...
• United States
26 Jun 07
4th of July flag - 4th of July flag craft with popcorn
I'm attaching the flag again, can you see it now?
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
26 Jun 07
No.. all I see is a red x, but that is okay...don't go to any trouble...thank you for trying again...
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I see it now, and it is so cute....
@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
26 Jun 07
You are always good with your crafts for kids. I really applaud all you do with the children. SO many daycare centers just flop them down and they watch TV. I cannot see the picture as many are x'd out lately, but I am sure it is adorable.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
I can't see it now either! LOL. I was able to see it earlier.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
I acn see it now.. it is cute. The pics came and went 3 times yesterday, so i am sure they will go again..lol
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
5 Jul 07
When I saw the title of the discussion, I knew it had to be you. Another one of your crafts that you have done with your daycare children. I think it is great that you have some great activities to keep your children using their imagination and being creative. Keep up the great work.
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• United States
5 Jul 07
Thanks! I enjoy art time just as much as the kids :)
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Jun 07
How very cool and how great for you to think this up for the younuns. I also wanted to thank you for asking me to be your friend !
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• United States
27 Jun 07
You're welcome :)
@KrisNY (7592)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Great craft! My daughter loves crafts- We do them all the time- I bet my nephew would enjoy doing this one- I should take a picture down to daycare- there are a lot younger kids and they do a craft a couple of times a week. I bet they would love it- I am sure I’d eat the popcorn prior to them putting it on the flag- LOL
• United States
27 Jun 07
Feel free to share the project with others. I hope they enjoy it.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
26 Jun 07
They did a wonderful job. I am sure they had a great time making it with the popcorn stars. Thanks for sharing and they really did a great job.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
Thanks, I love when the kids get excited about an activity.
@GardenGerty (96763)
• Marion, Kansas
26 Jun 07
I loved being able to enrich kids lives when I had a home daycare. It is so very superior to institutional type daycares. Your project is good because it is adaptable for many ages, and it is a good teaching point as well. I can tell that the kids at your place do not just sit and watch television and videos. Did you say what age range of children you care for? Did the older ones help the younger ones? I like the fact that you recycled your old file folders. Another use is to trace off patterns for things on the folders to use for making cut outs. They hold up well and the price is right.
• United States
26 Jun 07
Right now the youngest I have will be 2 in Sept. The oldest is 5 and will be going to kindergarten in Sept. My daycare is separate from my other living space in my home. We converted our attached garage into the daycare. I don't have any tv or videos in my daycare room. I find that the parents like that, they like for their kids to be busy and not sitting in front of tv.
@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Now i can see it, this is great, i feel like U are a great creative person, keep doing good job like this and involve more with the child activities like this event...4th of July is that kind of event where we can show all our ability and U are so good at it...
• United States
26 Jun 07
Thank you so much! After being involved in the daycare field for 20 years, I have lots of ideas.
@jbb316 (1779)
• United States
26 Jun 07
What a great idea. My son loves to make things. And it is great to find crafts he can do.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
I hope he will enjoy this. It's a fun craft.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
5 Jul 07
Well, that sounds like a fun activity to do with kids. I will have to remember this one for next year. Thanks for the information.
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@magnet (2088)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Now that is cute. My son and I are going to make some flags.
@bigmacnc (142)
• United States
27 Jun 07
You are very creative and patriotic.
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@Lifez2short (4969)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I have 4 little ones here at home with me over the summer months. And its not always the best weather to go outside (to hot). So I think your craft will be something we will try very soon and have fun inside.
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• United States
27 Jun 07
Those are nice flags that the kids made. I will definitely try this with my daughters. They love to do crafts, and with them on summer vacation now, this will be added to the list of activities that we can do. Thank you!
@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
26 Jun 07
This sounds like a great craft. My girlfriend runs a daycare and I will have to pass this on to her. She like you would have to seperate the little ones. I think the craft is a great idea. My daughter is sixteen and she doesn't do many crafts any more. Every now and then I might get her to color a little on those fuzzy posters. I think doing crafts keeps young peoples minds very active.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
26 Jun 07
That's kewl, daycarepal. Now why can't I come up with something creative like that to do with my daughter? I'm not creative as in crafts, but with animals and nature. They are my true passion and I do enjoy teaching my daughter how to truly enjoy the outdoors.
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