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4th of July Craft – Hand Print American Flag

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4th of July Craft – Hand Print American Flag 

Let’s face it, one year olds aren’t much help when it comes to crafts! However, it’s still so important for us Mamas to make keepsake memories with our little ones! My favorite crafts to do include hand or foot prints! Then, as each year passes, you can look at it and say “awe, remember when your hand was this wittle?!” And, what better craft to do, for the 4th of July, than a hand print American Flag!! #sofestive

Hand Print American Flag

I first did this craft when my son was only 8 months old! At this age, to be honest, crafts like this go by fast. The clean up/set up normally takes more time than the actual craft itself! Haha, BUT, you’ll have it forever! And trust me, you won’t regret it!

It’s always good to start doing crafts at a young age! Development is happening all the time! Yes, you might have to do most of the work for this age, but you’re still introducing a lot of new things to your baby and is great for sensory/art! Plus, they’ll definitely enjoy seeing their own crafts the following years!

American Flag Hand Print

Materials:

  • Washable Paint: red & blue
  • Piece of paper: I used construction since it’s a bit tougher than printer paper.
  • Optional: Paint Brush
  • Optional: You can also do this on a canvas or t-shirt if you want to get fancy!

What to do:

  1. You can paint blue on your child’s hand with a brush and then place their hand on the paper,
    1. or you can pour a little bit of paint onto something like a plate or paper towel, and gently press their hand into the paint just enough so that the creases from their little fingers are covered with paint.
      1. I’ve found that if you’re doing this by yourself, it may be easier to do the latter. Especially depending on if they can walk or not, you may not have any free hands to hold the paint brush.
  2. after you make the hand print star on the top left corner, you’ll probably have to do the next step yourself, depending on their age.
  3. Take a paint brush, or your finger, or their finger, and make the red stripes spaced out so you have red, white, red, white, etc etc.
  4. Done!

Easy Peas-y super cute American flag that you will most definitely reminisce about 20 years later! OMG! Maybe you can even show it your future grandchildren!

Oh and don’t forget to put their name and date on the bottom !

Conclusion

There you have it, an easy 4th of July craft for any age! In addition, it would make a cute 4th of July decoration if you place it in a frame! And don’t worry if you can’t get a perfect hand print, it took us a couple tries to get a decent one. Try not to do too many because then your Little might start to get fussy! It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be memorable! 🙂 Crafts can be chaotic, but there is always grace in the midst of it Chaos!

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