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.
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:
- Craft Sticks – Seven from Dollar Tree (the wider size)
- Americana acrylics by DecoArt – Country Red, Titanium White, Brilliant Blue
- Cardstock – Yellow, White from Dollar Tree
- Washable Marker – Blue from Dollar Tree
- Buttons – Star Shaped, Five (or other star-shaped embellishments)
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A great family fun craft activity and the perfect place card for a Fourth of July party with the kiddos!
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