Fourth of July Placemat Crafts: Patriotic Independence Day Paper Projects for Kids

To celebrate Independence Day, kids can make paper placemats that look like an American flag or a sky full of fireworks, or decorate the placemats with patriotic paper dolls.

Supplies:

●        Red, white, and blue construction paper

●        Clear contact paper

●        Ruler

●        Pencil

●        Scissors

●        Glue

●        Crayons or markers

●        Regular or star-shaped hole punch (optional)

●        Glitter (optional)

●        Cardstock and color printer (optional)

Make an American Flag Placemat

  1. Cut the white sheet of paper into six strips, each the     length of the paper and about 2/3 inch wide.
  2. Glue the white strips to the sheet of red paper,     spacing them evenly.
  3. Cut a piece of blue paper about 5 inches square. Glue     the blue square over the upper left corner of the red and white stripes.
  4. Draw white stars on the blue square using crayon, or     punch stars out of white paper using a round or star-shaped hole punch and     then glue them to the blue square. If making all 50 stars seems daunting,     make a simpler Betsy Ross style flag with 13 stars in a circle.

Make a Patriotic People Placemat

  1. Visit the Making Friends website to download and print     free paper dolls. Choose the “outline” dolls if you have a black and white     printer or want to color your own dolls, or choose the color dolls to     print pre-colored people in a variety of ethnic shades.
  2. Print the dolls, cut them out, and color them if     desired. You may want to put several people on each placemat, or just one     doll to personalize the placemat for a particular family member or guest.
  3. Print and cut out hair for the dolls from the same     website and glue it to the paper people.
  4. Print the patriotic clothes page for the dolls. If you     don’t have a color printer, print the page in black and white and then     color the clothes using markers or crayons. Cut out the red, white, and     blue clothes and glue them to the dolls.
  5. Glue the dolls to a piece of construction paper.
  6. Write a name on each placemat if desired.

Make a Fireworks Placemat

  1. Start with a piece of dark blue paper.
  2. Draw lines of glue in a starburst pattern, going out     from the center.
  3. Write the guest’s name with glue, if desired.
  4. Sprinkle glitter over the glue.
  5. Let the glue dry, then shake off the excess glitter.

Once the kids have completed making as many Fourth of July placemats as they need, cover each placemat with clear contact paper to laminate it and make it more waterproof. This will help the placemats last all through the holiday, or even keep them ready to go for next year.

 

These Styling Hacks Will Make You Look Taller

Short girls face a lot troubles when they have to deal with the word “fashion”. And yes, it is one of the most irritating things to listen when someone says, “you’re looking short with this dress”. We know how it feels when you have to hear that. So we are bringing you these simple hacks to make you look taller—

  • Start tucking your t-shirt – If you are wearing a too long t-shirt then it might make you look chubby and short. Try tucking your t-shirt and make sure it doesn’t cover your zipper.
  • Make sure to cuff your jeans – Cuffing your jeans doesn’t only make you look trendy but it will also make you look a bit tall and slim in a natural way. Make sure you tuck your t-shirt a bit. In case you are opting for a baggy boyfriend-jeans look then make sure your t-shirt is skinny and tucked in nicely. It will give you a cleaner look.
  • Add belts to your dress – Adding belts to your dress (in case if it has cross-seam) will flaunt your curve naturally. It helps your legs look long and that makes you look super sexy.
  • Try blazers – When you are wearing boxy shirts, it might make your shoulders look really broader and huger than they actually are. Try blazers or jackets in order to get rid of the situation. That will make you look slimmer and also beautiful as usual.
  • Cuff the long sleeves – If you are wearing long sleeves then make sure cuff the long sleeves. Smaller girls really get eaten away with the long sleeve’s fabrics. Cuffing the sleeves will make you look better.
  • Wear fitted dress – Wearing clothes bigger than your size is a big no! That really makes you look much huger than you actually are.

Try these out and you can thank us later!