Summer is full of rays of sunshine, pool days, and quality times with your little ones, but most importantly it’s bringing those days where you have no idea how to entertain your kids. One of the best parts of summer as a kid was summer camp, mostly because of all the arts and crafts. Not only do you create something, but it brings back memories for years to come. It’s important for our kids to be able to get that some nostalgic feeling and be able to create something and make memories for a lifetime. It’s not always an easy task to think of something new and exciting, but we’re here to help. Ring in this fourth of July with these fun patriotic blowers, and watch the fun unfold!
- Empty toilet tube
- Red and white streamers
- Blue and white acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Tacky glue
- Using blue paint, cover the outside of the toilet paper tube and let it dry. To minimize mess, try painting on a tarp or paper plate.
- Next, come the stars! Paint stars on the blue tube using the white paint. Whether you choose to freehand or use a stencil with a small paint brush. If either of these is too difficult, you can always use stickers! The most important part is to make sure they have fun, and not for them to look perfect!
- After the tube is painted and decorated, cut the streamers. If you child is old enough, they can do this too! Each piece needs to be about a foot long. For each blower, you’ll need 3 red and 3 white pieces.
- Put a little glue on the top edge of a red streamer and stick to the inside of the tube. For the next streamer, use a white streamer and repeat. This time, overlap the white about halfway on the red one. Continue this pattern until all streamers are glued. Allow to dry for 20 minutes.
- With scissors cut the streamers up the center lengthwise, starting at the bottom of the streamer. Keep cutting until you get to the tube, turning your 6 streamers to 12 thinner ones!
- When finished, hold the tube a little bit away from your mouth and blow, and watch the streamers fly!
Put these outside at a barbecue for this fourth of July, or just let your kids enjoy them for a day activity. These patriotic blowers are both fun and festive, and a treat for everyone. What’s your favorite craft for the fourth? Leave your comments below!