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4th of July Ribbon Wands

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Example of completed 4th of July Ribbon Wands.

The Fourth of July is a time for fireworks, barbecues, and celebrating the birth of our nation. Amidst all the festivities, it's essential to keep young kids entertained and safe. That's why 4th of July Ribbon Wands are the perfect craft for little ones. These colorful, waving wands provide an exciting and safe way for children to join in the celebration, keeping their hands busy and away from the potential dangers of fireworks. Plus it is a fun craft for kids to make!

As the sky lights up with brilliant displays of fireworks, kids can twirl their ribbon wands and feel like they are part of the magic. The wands are easy to make, using simple materials that you probably already have at home. This craft is suitable for young kids, providing a fun and engaging activity that encourages creativity and fine motor skills. Plus, the wands are a great way for kids to express their patriotic spirit with red, white, and blue ribbons.

Example of completed 4th of July Ribbon Wands.

Did you know that the Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776? This historic document marked the United States' separation from Great Britain and the birth of a new nation. Today, we celebrate with parades, fireworks, and various patriotic displays. The tradition of fireworks dates back to the first anniversary of the Fourth of July in 1777 when they were used to celebrate in Philadelphia. Ribbon wands can be a delightful addition to these festivities, adding a touch of handmade charm to the day.

Creating 4th of July Ribbon Wands is not only a fun craft but also a practical one. As kids wave their wands around, they stay engaged and less likely to get into mischief. The wands can be used during the daytime celebrations and continue to provide entertainment as the night sky fills with fireworks. This craft also offers an excellent opportunity for parents and children to bond, working together to create something special for the holiday.

For those looking for more festive craft ideas, our blog is filled with exciting projects perfect for the Fourth of July. From making patriotic banners to designing your own fireworks artwork, there's something for every little artist. Dive into our other craft ideas and let the creativity flow. Happy Fourth of July, and may your celebrations be filled with fun, laughter, and safety!

Materials Needed:

  • 12" Wooden dowel craft sticks

  • Tape or Hot Glue

  • Scissors

  • Ribbon (various colors and width)

  • Wand Template (Free To Download)

  • White Cardstock Paper

  • Markers, Crayons or Colored Pencils

Step-by-Step Guide To Make 4th of July Ribbon Wands

Example of printer printing 4th of July Ribbon Wands template.

Step 1: Download and Print 4th of July Ribbon Wands

To begin your project you need to download and print our 4th of July Ribbon Wandstemplate. Directions to download the template is found at the bottom of the post. I recommend printing the template on 8.5x11 white cardstock paper.

Example coloring 4th of July Ribbon Wands template.

Step 2: Color

Ignite the artistic spirit within as you reach for markers, colored pencils, or crayons to bring the 4th of July Ribbon Wands to life. Encourage the kids to unleash their creativity and explore a vibrant spectrum of hues. Let the magic of imagination transform these wands into personalized masterpieces!

Example of cutting 4th of July Ribbon Wands template.

Step 3: Cut Out Circles

Use scissors to cut out the circles. These will be the main elements of your wand.

Example of taping 4th of July Ribbon Wands template.

Step 4: Attach Circles to Dowels

Once the template is beautifully decorated, use tape or hot glue to attach them to the top of the wooden dowels. Ensure a secure bond, allowing the wands to withstand playful gestures.

Warning: If you choose to use hot glue, and adult has to be the one completing this step. Hot glue is dangerous for children.

Example of tying ribbon around the dowels.

Step 5: Add Ribbon

The ribbon adds an extra element to the wands making them stand out. The key is using several different colors, shapes and widths of ribbon. Cut ribbons into approximately 20-inch lengths and tie them into knots around the wooden dowel. These wands will now flutter and dance as the wand is waved, adding an extra element of charm.

With the 4th of July Ribbon Wands completed, you've just created a magical accessory that will inspire imaginative play and endless joy. Watch as your little ones twirl their wands, and celebrate the United States of America.

Example of downloading the ribbon wands.

How To Download 4th of July Ribbon Wands Template:

Before you can begin you need to download the 4th of July Ribbon Wands Template. This download is available to all members for free! You heard me correctly, memberships are free to join for everyone who is 18 years an older! Click on the link to signup and to find the Template. You choose which one you want to download and print.

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Example of completed 4th of July Ribbon Wands.


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