I’ve been searching and searching for patriotic crafts I can do with my boys that don’t require buying more craft supplies and when Gluesticks posted her Patriotic Wreath, I knew it was something I could make kid friendly!
First we printed out a lot of star templates on cardstock paper and my boys colored them red and blue (my husband thought I was making a “nice” wreath and when he saw this said they looked like scribbles…I think they look like fireworks :)). Cut all those stars out.
Take a butter knife and straight edge (ruler or 3x5 card) and score lines from each point of the star to the center between two points directly across from it. This helps make the lines of your stars nice and crisp when you make them 3D. If you click on the picture to enlarge it you should be able to see the score lines I made.
Make a wreath out of light cardboard (see, more cereal boxes!)
Hang your wreath and take this opportunity to remind yourself and your kids how blessed they are to live in this country. I know there are many wonderful countries in this world but I truly am so proud to be an American and love this country!