Patriotic Handprint Craft

It’s that time of year again when the patriotic spirit is in the air! If you’re looking for a fun way to show your patriotism, why not try this simple Patriotic Handprint Craft?

Patriotic Handprint Craft

Kids will love getting creative and making these stars, and it’s a great way to teach them about our flag and its history. So gather up some red, white, and blue paint and get started!

Patriotic Handprint Craft

Handprint crafts are always a HUGE hit in our household. The kids love getting to trace their little hands and make special crafts and characters out of it! They love being able to make something so personal to them and getting to share how proud they are of it! This craft is the perfect project for teachers preparing for Memorial Day or Labor Day, and perfect for parents for either Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or Labor Day as well! It can be a great activity to have tucked away to keep the kiddos busy on hot summer days! 

How to Make a Patriotic Handprint Craft

Supplies

supplies for Patriotic Handprint Craft
  • Red, White, and Blue Colored Craft Paper
  • Silver Glitter Craft Paper
  • Glue stick
  • Craft Glue
  • Silver Tinsel Pom Poms
  • Red and Blue Letter Stickers
  • Star Shaped Craft Punch or Template
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Template
  • Download, print, and cut out the Patriotic Handprint Patterns. Trace your child’s hand onto white craft paper and cut out the handprint. Trace the other template shapes onto colored craft paper according to the directions on the template sheet. Make sure to cut out all template pieces.

  • Use the glue stick to attach three white stripes to the red top hat. Glue the red and white striped top hat to the edge of the handprint cut out. Add the blue rectangle to the bottom edge of the red and white striped top hat to create the hate brim. Using craft glue attach the silver tinsel pom pom underneath the blue rectangle. Let dry.
  • Punch out a star from silver glitter craft paper or trace your own start shape. Add the letter stickers to spell USA. Attach the star to the hate using the glue stick.
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Tips and Tricks

  • Instead of spelling out USA, have your kids spell their name to add to the star or top hat instead!
  • Glue the Patriotic Handprints onto popsicle sticks to make little puppets for your kiddos to play with and wave around at your Fourth of July festivities!
  • Use puff paint or glitter glue instead of sticker letters for the USA.

More Fun With Handprint Crafts

Other Patriotic Ideas To Do With Kids

Charades can be a great family fun pass time with the kiddos! Especially on long holiday weekends! Try out this adorable and downloadable Fourth of July Charades game! It is easy to travel with, festive, and will result in hours of good old American family fun!! 

Needing a fun snack for your holiday food line up this Fourth of July? Try this deliciously festive Firecracker Popcorn! This white chocolate popcorn dessert will be a family favorite hit in the household before you know it! I mean…white chocolate, popcorn, AND pop rocks?! What could be more delicious?! 

Sometimes, on a hot summer day and long festive activities can wear the littles out. But, something easy, fun, and travel friendly to keep them busy when they get tired is this Fourth of July Color by Number! It is a great activity for any point during the long weekend! 

Bingo is a classic long weekend game for big families and this particular bingo game is no stranger to being fun! If your family loves bingo games, then for the long Fourth of July weekend you have to try out this Fourth of July Bingo Game! It is easy, simple to print, and fun for all!

Patriotic Handprint Craft

Patriotic Handprint Craft
This Patriotic Handprint Craft is the perfect craft for all of the celebratory USA days! It is an easy, fun, and fantastic festive activity for your kiddos! Your kids will love spending an afternoon crafting this adorable handprint craft, especially because it is personalized to their little hands!

Materials

  • Red, White, and Blue Colored Craft Paper
  • Silver Glitter Craft Paper
  • Glue stick
  • Craft Glue
  • Silver Tinsel Pom Poms
  • Red and Blue Letter Stickers
  • Star Shaped Craft Punch or Template
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Template

Instructions

Download, print and cut out the Patriotic Handprint Patterns. Trace your child’s hand onto white craft paper and cut out the handprint. Trace the other template shapes onto colored craft paper according to directions on the template sheet. Make sure to cut out all template pieces.

Use the glue stick to attach three white stripes to the red top hat. Glue the red and white striped top hat to the edge of the handprint cut out. Add the blue rectangle to the bottom edge of the red and white striped top hat to create the hate brim. Using craft glue attach the silver tinsel pom pom underneath the blue rectangle. Let dry.

Punch out a star from silver glitter craft paper or trace your own start shape. Add the letter stickers to spell USA. Attach the star to the hate using the glue stick.

Notes

Instead of spelling out USA, have your kids spell their name to add to the star or top hat instead!

Glue the Patriotic Handprints onto popsicle sticks to make little puppets for your kiddos to play with and wave around at your Fourth of July festivities!

Use puff paint or glitter glue instead of sticker letters for the USA.

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