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Labor Day Arts and Crafts

Check out these patriotic themed crafts to celebrate Labor Day.

4th of July  Star Sun Catchers by Jen at TheSuburbanMom.com

Materials:

  • Old Crayons
  • Wax Paper
  • Parchment
  • Manual Sharpener or Knife
  • Iron
  • Star stencil or cookie cutter
  • Baker’s Twine

Directions:

  1. Remove paper from crayons and shave into small pieces.
  2. Collect all shaved pieces of a single color and place between two sheets of wax paper. Fold edges over to prevent melted wax from running off the edge
  3. Iron the sheet of paper on low. Allow to cool.
  4. Once cooled, use a stencil or cookie cutter to trace out the star shape and cut out your stars from the wax sheet.
  5. Punch a hole in the stars and wind twine through to hang in your window.

Star Spangled Slime by Jeane at ICanTeachMyChild.com

Materials

  • liquid starch
  • 2 bottles clear school glue
  • star confetti

Directions

  1. Pour both bottles of glue into the bottom of a large bowl.
  2. Slowly add the liquid starch, a tiny bit at a time. Stir for a while after each bit that you add. I think I ended up adding 1/4 to 1/3 cup of liquid starch total.
  3. Stir together before adding more starch. Keep adding it, a little at a time, until the mixture begins to stick together and congregate in the center of the bowl.  Continue stirring and adding starch until bits of the goop no longer sticks to your fingers when you touch it.

Patriotic Paper Wind Whirler Craft by Sarah Fuller at SavingsSarah.com

Materials

  • A few Paper Plates (the non-coated, thin, economical kind)
  • Red and Blue Markers, Crayons, or Colored Pencils
  • A Homemade Star Stencil
  • Scissors
  • Hole Puncher
  • Piece of yarn or string (red or blue)

Directions

  1. Cut paper plate starting at outer edge and circling inward towards center as you go. Should be one continuous string of loose circle when finished.
  2. Once plate is cut out, measure and mark three inch segments along whole whirler.
  3. Find a piece of small star design clip art or draw, and cut out around star.
  4.  Place star stencil in center of each three inch segment and trace around. Alternate coloring red and blue for each panel leaving white star in the middle. I and a beloved family member colored one side on our whirler, but you may wish to do both sides.  Looks just fine either way.
  5. Use the hole puncher to place a hole at the top of the whirler and thread a piece of yarn through to tie off and make a loop. Hang from a breezy spot on non-rainy days and enjoy the motion!

Labor Day Thank You Cards by Christina Holt at SheKnows.com

Materials

  • Cardstock paper
  • Craft markers
  • Stickers

Directions:

  1. Fold one piece of cardstock paper in half.
  2. On the front, write “Thank you.”
  3. On the inside, write a thank you note to someone in your community.
  4. Repeat these steps to create more cards.
  5. Deliver the cards to each person as a thank you for all they do.

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