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Celebrate July 4th with this Declaration of Independence bunting

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We hold these truths to be self-evident...

Declare your independence from boring holiday decorations. This year, make this bunting that features words from the Declaration of Independence to decorate your home for the Fourth of July.

Celebrate July 4th with this Declaration of Independence bunting

Use this Declaration of Independence bunting to decorate your barbecue or party this year. You can make it yourself, or have the kids help trace, cut and write on the banner.

Declaration of Independence bunting

Supplies:

To make your Declaration of Independence patriotic bunting, you will need:

Celebrate July 4th with this Declaration of Independence bunting

  • Red, white and blue cardstock
  • Patriotic ribbon
  • Black marker
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • School glue
  • Hot Glue
  • Graph paper

Instructions:

1. Make the pennant template using white cardstock or graph paper. The pennant should be 6-inches wide and 8-inches tall.

Celebrate July 4th with this Declaration of Independence bunting

2. Cut out the template, and trace onto the red and blue cardstock. You will need 3 red and 3 blue triangles. Cut out extra in case you make a mistake.

Celebrate July 4th with this Declaration of Independence bunting

3. With your pencil, lightly draw 4 lines on the pennants. The first should be 1/2 inch from the top. The other lines should be 1 inch apart.

Celebrate July 4th with this Declaration of Independence bunting

4. With your pencil, lightly write out the words. This will help you determine the spacing. Then trace over your penciled-in words with the black marker.

The words for each pennant are as follows:

(Red) We hold these truths to be self-evident,
(Blue) that all men are created equal,
(Red) that they are endowed by their Creator
(Blue) with certain unalienable Rights,
(Red) that among these are Life, Liberty
(Blue) and the pursuit of Happiness.

Celebrate July 4th with this Declaration of Independence bunting

5. Erase all pencil lines.

6. Make a star template. Trace 6 stars onto white cardstock.

Celebrate July 4th with this Declaration of Independence bunting

7. Cut out the stars. Glue one star onto the bottom of each pennant using school glue.

Celebrate July 4th with this Declaration of Independence bunting

8. Using hot glue, glue the ribbon to the top of the pennants, leaving about 1 inch of space between each pennant.

Celebrate July 4th with this Declaration of Independence bunting

9. Hang your pennant and enjoy your Independence Day celebration!

Celebrate July 4th with this Declaration of Independence bunting

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