Guest Blog: 4th Of July Craft

Crafting In My ClosetHey everyone, I’m really excited to be here at Monica’s Moms Musings today! My name is Teresa, and I blog over at Crafting in My Closet. I’ve been married for 8 years and have two Beautiful girls who are 3 and 4 months old. My girls are my crafting inspiration and most often the beneficiaries of my crafting obsession.

Today I’ve got a fun craft for 4th of July for you.

Footprint Flag

Supplies:

  • Butcher paper
  • Red and blue paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Tape
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Kid happy to get covered in paint!

So a few weeks ago we did a Fathers Day craft where I dipped the girls feet and hands in paint to make trees, ever since then my oldest daughter Tabitha keeps asking “Are we gonna make crafts today Momma? Will you paint my feet?”  So when I thought of doing this I knew it would be right up her alley.

To start I cut open two garbage bags and laid them on the ground.

Then,  I cut two pieces of butcher paper 4 (ish) feet long and taped them together.

Then I measured the paper, and divided it into 13 sections. Each section was 2 3/4 inches tall.
I then drew 12 lines to separate the sections, leaving a square in the upper left corner for the blue section of the flag.

 

Next comes the fun part for the kids!

Starting at the top of the flag paint your child’s foot red and have them do foot prints in every other section.  We accidentally started at the bottom and my husband had to hold our 3 year old over the flag as I helped her put her foot in the right place.
Continue with the foot prints until every other section is filled in.

 

 

 

Clean your child’s foot and then get out the blue paint. Paint your child’s hands blue and let them put hand prints in the square. All the white spots between the fingers and hand prints will be the stars.
I hope you and your children have fun making a foot flag of your own. Come on over to Crafting in My Closet to see some more fun crafts.
Thank you Teresa for joining me for my Blogiversary and sharing this very messy, but very cute craft.  And huge props to you for being the first one up.  I think we would have the best flag on the block made out of footprints and hand prints with this one.  Please head over to Crafting In My Closet to see what other messy paint filled crafts she has in store for you.

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Comments

  1. cute :) thanks for sharing!

  2. So cute and creative!

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