Jul 4, 2013

4th of July Crafts for Baby

Happy 4th of July to all of our American readers! We are interrupting our beach/ocean Baby School unit to bring you some fun patriotic crafts that we did today. I was a big slacker on this holiday unfortunately. It crept up on us way to quickly! Usually I am much more on top of things, but here we were this morning making some keepsake crafts to commemorate Kingston's first Independence Day celebration!

I knew I wanted to make a tape resist craft and a print craft. These are my two favorite art activities to do with baby after all! The first craft we did was a tape resist handprint American flag.


For this project, you will need: white cardstock, masking tape, a small white square big enough to cover the top left corner of paper, red fingerpaint, and blue ink. 

First, I made a rudimentary flag outline on a piece of paper. Obviously it wasn't perfect, nor was it accurate. I just wanted to get the basic concept of what it looked like. Then I cut a small square of white paper and taped that in the top left corner in order to keep that corner clear of any red paint. Then I taped it down to Kingston's high chair and poured some red fingerpaint on top. K knew what to do from here! 




When he was done covering the paper, I removed the paper and set it aside to dry. After cleaning him up, I removed the white corner piece from the paper and revealed the clean white square underneath. I inked Kingston's hand with blue ink and made a handprint in the corner. It would have made more sense for accuracy if I had did a white handprint on a blue background, but this was good enough for me! 


After we did this craft, I inked Kingston's little tootsies in order to make some patriotic footprint keepsakes, leaving the center of the foot without ink! 


Then I stamped each one on a piece of cardstock. The result was just too adorable to handle! 


I am so thrilled with how it turned out. I am so excited to have this footprint keepsake of Kingston's first 4th of July! I will be posting more on our 4th of July day on Sunday for my Magic Moments Monday post, so stay tuned. 

Happy 4th of July 2013!! 



4 comments:

  1. The footprint keepsake is great! I love a creative way to celebrate and remember baby's milestones. Thanks so much for sharing, Blayne.

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  2. Adorable. Wish I had done that for my grandchildren.

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