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Fireworks made with a Fork and craft paint, quick and easy craft ideas for kids, 4th of July art projects #JULY4th, #fireworks, #KidCraftsMy kids are out of school, summer is here and they LOVE craft and art projects.  Today we made fireworks with a fork for a quick and easy craft project.  I know it sounds a little strange but they had a BALL doing it, and it kept them busy for well over an hour.  If you are looking for a fun patriotic craft idea for the 4th of July then you might want to give this idea a try.

Fireworks made with a Fork and craft paint, quick and easy craft ideas for kids, 4th of July art projects #JULY4th, #fireworks, #KidCraftsAll you need is:

A fork, plastic or metal, both work

A paper plate for the paint

Craft Paint

Paper

Fireworks made with a Fork and craft paint, quick and easy craft ideas for kids, 4th of July art projects #JULY4th, #fireworks, #KidCraftsStart with one color of paint, dip the back of the fork in and then “wipe” the back of the fork onto the paper.  Do this over and over and make a circle pattern.  Clean your fork off and then go to another color.  Do this over and over until you have used all the colors.  I used red white and blue but you could use any color.  They turn out rather pretty and appeal to a broad age group  my 4 year old and my 12 year old both had fun making these.

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More 4th of July Recipes and DIY ideas you might want to check out…

Fruit kabobs for 4th of July, recipe perfect for summer #Fruit, #Healthy, #July4th

4th of July Fruit Skewers

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DIY Monster Claws, Quick Costume Idea

You may have read the post on how to make some awesome monster horns.  If not, you can find that here.

As I had mentioned, my son had a music program at school and had to dress up as wild things. We needed a quick costume idea that we could make with things around the house. Here is what we came up with;

You will need

Construction paper

scissors

ribbon

I traced my hand so that it would be larger than my son’s hand and made sure to make the fingers pointed.  I then didn’t do my thumb, just to make them look a little funky.

After I cut the hands, I cut a piece of ribbon and rolled it. I then glued it to the back of the claw.  I left it the size for his hand, so he could just slide his hand in to hold it.

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You may have to use hot glue for this part.  I found it held better that way.

This was so perfect for what we needed!  They didn’t get sweaty and annoying.  He was so happy with them and was showing them off all night.  It just shows that sometimes we don’t have to have everything “pinterest perfect” to make it great!

This could be made as fancy or detailed as you want.  You could cut it out of foam to have it be more durable. You could add finger nails, paint, or whatever!  My son is not a huge fan of people looking at him, so I wanted to keep it as simple as possible!

These would also be great  for a monster themed birthday party.  Have some cut and let the kids decorate them any way they would like.

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You might also like to make horns too…

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DIY Monster Horns- Great For Costumes

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