I know we all love spending time with our kids. I also know that sometimes as busy moms it becomes hard to find the time to do something fun and creative with our kids. Today, I'm sharing a fun 4th of July craft that you and your kids are going to have so much fun making.
I think the best kinds of activities to do with my kids are the ones that both of us enjoy the activity and have fun. Sometimes it can be a little hard to come up with ideas that will capture their different age levels (my girls are 5 years apart) and be enjoyable to me as well.
This 4th of July craft was so much fun for me and both of my kids. The best part is that I've got the whole idea and a full kit ready for you so you don't have to do anything but show up and have fun with your kids. Now that is awesome because as a busy mom yourself, I'm sure you know what I mean when I say sometimes it gets hard to find the time to not only come up with a fun idea to do with my kids, but then to get the supplies and find the time….often the activity just doesn't happen. Sad but true and I'm going to guess you know what I mean.
As I said, in my shop, I've got this entire craft idea in a kit that I will send directly to you. Not only does the kit have full-color step-by-step directions for you and your kids, but it has all of the supplies you need to complete this fun project with your kids. It just doesn't get easier.
I know sometimes I second guess myself at paying for a kit that I could go get the supplies myself, but whenever I do pay for a kit, I'm always glad because I actually do the activity with my kids and we have fun. The extra money for the kit becomes secondary to the memories and the fun I've had with my kids.
Once you get your kit, one of the things that I often find I have to do is to take a step back and let my kids be creative. I find it easiest to do this by making my own version of the craft while my kids are making their version. Which would be why I've created activities that are fun for all ages.
I find if I focus on my own crafty fun as my kids enjoy their crafty fun, we all enjoy seeing each other's ideas and end up chatting and having fun. If I'm not crafting with them, I find that I wander off and leave them to it or that I end up micromanaging what they are doing. It isn't as fun for anyone.
This is about the time and the memories with your kids, not about perfect stars.
Snowflake, my teenager, had ideas of continuing her tradition of painting nails with the paint rather than getting to painting the stars. I let it go. There is no perfect in this activity. It is about the time and the memories….can I say that to myself a few more times. 😉
I know that I've talked with quite a few of you and you are intimidated to do things like this with your kids.
If you feel like you don't know what to do or that your kids won't know what to do, let it go. It doesn't matter.
The point is the fun, the time and the memories with your kids. You could end up the ugliest stars on the block but you and your kids built the best memories. Conversely, you could end up the prettiest stars on the block and everyone had a terrible time because it was all about doing it ‘just so' versus enjoying time together. Let it go. Have fun! Enjoy your kids. The craft is just the creative vehicle to time and memories with your kids.
Snowflake got to painting her stars after she did her nails. She came up with a creative idea to add a hot glue ridge around the edges of her star. She later painted that ridge and it looks really neat.
I came up with two hot glue gun embellishments. In my opinion, none of my ideas worked out all that great this time, but again it really didn't matter. I built memories with my girls.
In the end, we had 9 stars that were all unique and because we used all the same color paint and glitter, they all go together. Yes, I did that on purpose with my craft kits.
If you pull out only the supplies in the kit, everything will go together in the end. Everything will have the same color scheme, so all the varied creativity will go together. Fun!
When you are done, you can string your stars on a piece of twine and turn it into a garland.
I did that at our house and it is now on my mantel as our 4th of July garland. My girls were so excited to see their work on the mantel! (I will take a pic and put it on Instagram). They seemed proud to see that I had used what they made in my home decor. More memories built for them and me. Every year when we unpack these stars and hang them up, guess what they are going to remember? They are going to remember the time and the fun we had. THAT is exactly what we are going for!
The 4th of July craft kit is packed with all kinds of goodness for you and your kids.
Each box also contains full-color step-by-step directions for you to use as you create your own fun with your kids. If you have felt intimidated to do these kinds of things with your kids, my hope is that you will give this a try because I have thought of everything and it is all in the kit or in the directions for you.
Order your 4th of July Craft Kit today so you can make the craft and use these stars to decorate your home. More importantly, block out an hour or more for you and your kids to sit down together and have some fun and build some memories. You won't regret it. I promise!
If you need a glue gun for the additional embellishments, I have those in my store as well.