Easy Fourth of July Art Activities for Kids

My sons are almost 4 and almost 2.5 years old. They understand that certain symbols, like a flag and statues, represent countries . The Statue of Liberty particularly resonates with them because their dad travels to New York City several times a year. So I wanted to complete a few Statue of Liberty related art projects.

To start we read a few children’s books (age 3-5 years old) on Independence Day:

Art Project #1

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Materials Needed: poster board, Statue of Liberty print out, scissors, blue paint, brush, star hole punch (optional)

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Process: Find and print out a Statue of Liberty FREE printable online, cut it out (older kids can cut the statue out on their own) and tape it onto a piece of poster board. Then give your child the opportunity to paint. I asked my son what color paint he wanted for this project. He chose blue (obviously). Then we made stars with a paper hole punch. We ended up filling most of the poster board with stars (the below image is not complete). I love the way it looks on our window with the light shining through the stars.

Art Project #2

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Materials Needed: poster board, Statue of Liberty print out, x-acto knife, red and blue dobbers

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Process: Find and print out a Statue of Liberty FREE printable online, use your x-acto knife to cut out the Statue of Liberty only, then tape the template onto the poster board. I used dobbers so that my 2.5 year old could feel a part of this project. You could use paint, crayons, markers, etc, whatever will work with your child. Once your child is done, pull the template off the poster board to see the Statue of Liberty and display. I love how abstract this artwork appears upon completion.

 

Have fun and thank you for visiting today. I have a Fourth of July Pinterest board with loads of great ideas for this holiday. Go on over and check it out!

Marnie