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These 4th of July crafts are perfect for kids with a spark of creativity

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Put a patriotic spin on your kids' summer with July 4th crafts

2. Patriotic handprint flag

Put a patriotic spin on your kids' summer with July 4th crafts
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  • Red, white and blue washable craft paint
  • Two white sturdy paper plates
  • White poster board
  • Pencil
  • Ruler


  1. Using a pencil and a ruler, draw the outline of the American flag lightly on the poster board. Draw a square in the top left corner for the stars and thick lines for the stripes.
  2. Place blue paint on one paper plate.
  3. Place red paint on the other paper plate.
  4. Dip one hand in the blue paint and then press your hand inside the square area on the poster board multiple times to create the handprint stars.
  5. Dip your other hand in the red paint and then press that hand on every other line multiple times to create the stripes.
  6. Let dry.

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