What can you do with your toddlers and preschoolers for the 4th of July, well how about getting creative and creating some stars perfect for having fun and making pretty patterns. We love these so much that we laminated them afterward and used them as patriotic placemats for all the family for our 4th of July picnic. So here you go a fun 4th of July Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers, cookie-cutter star printing.

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Star Printed 4th of July Placement for Tots to Make

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a blu sheet of paper on top of a red sheet the blue paper is printed with white stars by a little kid for a 4th of july craft

Ohhh we love getting crafty with our tots and this simple craft is ideal, leave them as they are and just have fun or as we suggested above let them dry and then laminate or cover with contact paper (sticky back plastic in the UK) and use for your 4th of July meals with the family.

Looking for more ideas for 4th of July check out our pick of the best 4th of July Crafts and Activities for Kids.

Tips for Making this 4th of July Craft with Toddlers

toddler printed stars on a blue paper laid on a red a fun easy craft for 4th of July to make a placemat that is unique for each family member

This can get messy so follow a few of our top tips and although the mess won’t happen it will be really easy to clear up afterwards.

  • If it’s warm and dry then head outside and do this – it’s always easier to clear up with a hose (even the kids love it!)
  • Lay down a wipeable mat or vinyl table cloth we have one just like this!
  • Put your kids in “painting clothes” I tried aprons and coveralls with my 2 but they just ended up getting messier when they took them off instead we had painting clothes. They were ideal for any time they wanted to paint.
  • Get a set of cookie-cutters specifically for play, paint, playdough, sand and anything else you really want to use them with are great but you don’t want to then go and use them on your Christmas cookies. This set is the one I got and used for all play purposes.

How to Make your 4th of July Toddler Craft

It’s really simple just follow the instructions below and don’t miss the other 4th of July ideas as well!

a star printed placemat with glitter on sitting on a red table cloth with text overlay reading 4th of July Toddler & Preschool Craft
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4th of July Printed Placemat Toddler Crat

A simple and fun craft for toddlers to create a star printed placemat for each member of the family for the 4th of July picnic.
Prep Time2 mins
Active Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Keyword: 4th of July Craft, Preschool Art, Preschool Craft, Simple Toddler Crafts, summer crafts, Toddler Art, Toddler Craft
Yield: 1 placemat per piece of paper
Author: Cerys Parker

Equipment

  • Star Shaped Cookie Cutter
  • Paint pallete or washable dish for the paint

Materials

  • blue paper Red and White too if you want to create a variety of different colours
  • white washable paint red and blue too for a variety of different paper these work best on the white paper the white paint will work on the red and blue paper the best
  • Silver Glitter

Instructions

  • Pour the paint in the pallete
  • Take the star cookie cutter and place in the paint
    a red star cookie cutter in white paint on a washable white paint
  • Take the cookie cutter with the paint and place on the blue paper
    paint coated star cookie cutter printing a star shape on a piece of blue paper
  • Repeat this again and again on the paper
    2 printed cookie cutter star shapes on a piece of blue paper for an easy 4th of july placemat that kids can create
  • Sprinkle the drying stars with a little glitter
    star cookie cutter printing the last star with white paint on a blue paper placemat for a toddler craft for US Independence Day
  • Leave to dry and create some more
  • OPTIONAL: If you want to make these reusable them either laminate or cover with contact paper so that you can wipe clean after your 4th of July meal with the kids
    toddler printed stars on a blue paper laid on a red a fun easy craft for 4th of July to make a placemat that is unique for each family member

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  • Play a game together with our FREE printable 4th of July Bingo Game
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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