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How to Make a Craft Stick Patriotic Hat

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I love quick and easy crafts to make with the kiddos in my life.  Craft sticks from Dollar Tree transform into a colorful Craft Stick Patriotic Hat in just about 30 minutes.  Add a name to create cute place cards for a Fourth of July party. Work on shapes, colors, measuring, cutting, and counting with this simple Patriotic Hat Craft created from wooden craft sticks from the Dollar Store.

DIY Patriotic hat made from crafts sticks from Dollar Tree Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #craftsticks #kidscrafts #patrioticcrafts #redwhiteandblue

Fourth of July Patriotic Hat made with Craft Sticks

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Here's what you need to make a Red, White and Blue Hat from Craft Sticks:

Materials needed to create craft stick patriotic hat Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #craftsticks #kidscrafts #patrioticcrafts #redwhiteandblue

Here's how to create a Patriotic Hat from Craft Sticks:


Basecoat three craft sticks red, two craft sticks white and two craft sticks blue.  Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.

Paint craft sticks red white and blue Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #craftsticks #kidscrafts #patrioticcrafts #redwhiteandblue


Measure and cut a rectangle from the white cardstock three-inches wide by six-inches long.  Flip craft sticks over and line up red, white, red, white, red (vertically) and one blue (horizontally).  Do not overlap the craft sticks.  Attach cardstock to back of craft sticks with the glue gun and glue sticks to hold everything together.

Cut a piece of scrap paper and attach to the back of the craft sticks with hot glue Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #craftsticks #kidscrafts #patrioticcrafts #redwhiteandblue


Measure and cut the second blue craft stick to the width of the hat and trim off rounded ends with scissors.  Attach to hat to create the hat brim.

Trim blue craft stick to become the hat band Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #craftsticks #kidscrafts #patrioticcrafts #redwhiteandblue


Attach five white star-shaped buttons to hat brim with the glue gun and glue sticks.  Or use what you have on-hand to embellish.  Star-shaped rhinestones, sequins, glitter glue or cut stars from aluminum foil.

Embellish the patriotic hat with star shaped buttons Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #craftsticks #kidscrafts #patrioticcrafts #redwhiteandblue


Measure and cut a ¾” by 4” rectangle from yellow cardstock.  Trim one end diagonally and fishtail the other end with scissors.  Decorate with blue washable marker, adding the recipient’s name.  Glue to Hat.

Add a name on a bright yellow tag and washable marker Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #craftsticks #kidscrafts #patrioticcrafts #redwhiteandblue

Create a bunch of Dollar Tree Craft Stick Patriotic Hats in just about 30 minutes with help from the kiddos!  This activity teaches color and counting to make learning fun. 

Dollar Tree Uncle Sam Hat Craft for Kids Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #craftsticks #kidscrafts #patrioticcrafts #redwhiteandblue

A great family fun craft activity and the perfect place card for a Fourth of July party with the kiddos!

Dollar Tree Craft Stick Patriotic Hat Kids Craft Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #craftsticks #kidscrafts #patrioticcrafts #redwhiteandblue

Since you are in a patriotic mood, check out my Coffee Filter Uncle Sam or Puzzle Piece Star Wreath kids craft projects for even more family fun!

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