Theme: Patriotism, 4th of July
Materials:Red Construction Paper
Blue Party Streamers
Basket Style Coffee Filters
Adults get to use Scissors
Prep: Cut stars from the red construction paper (if you make them about 2” - 1 sheet will yield 12 stars). Cut strips of blue steamer about 12”. Cut lengths of yarn 18” – 24”.
Activity: Each child gets 1 star, 1 coffee filter, 2 streamers and a piece of yarn. Glue the coffee filer onto the banner by putting glue all over the inside then folding it in half over the yarn. Do the same with the streamers. Then glue the red star onto the white. Have an adult help make loops at the ends for hanging.
Notes/Tips: You can make these as long or as short as you want by adding extra pieces (then challenge your tot to identify the pattern)! You can use blue stars and red streamers too. For an older kid version, have them draw on the filters with red and/or blue washable markers, then spray or drip water on them in advance. Just be sure to let them dry before it is time to assemble the banners.