Free 4th of July Printables – for kids

Free 4th of July Printables

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I’m so happy to be a Camp Counselor in the Summer Camp being hosted by Alanna from The Craft Nest.  The idea is to create fun crafts to do with your kids and since my kids absolutely love to do paper crafts, I thought I’d offer up some Free 4th of July Printables (banner/cupcake toppers) as well as instructions for assembly.

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I gathered all of the supplies I thought I might need for the banner.

  • Paper Trimmer (although scissors are fine too)
  • Tape – or glue
  • Bakers Twine (or yarn/ribbon/twine)
  • White card stock
  • Hole Punch – I used my rectangle one. The standard size would be too large for this project.   You can also skip this step.

I also have my punches but they aren’t “required”.   Pictured are my 2″ round punch and 2″ scalloped punch.

4thofJuly-freeprintables supplies

Print the printables on white cardstock.  I used the cupcake topper file to make the spacers.  The printable file is one page.  Just print and cut.  It’s very forgiving – you can probably see below that I didn’t cut everything out perfectly.  Shhh – don’t tell, kay?

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Once you have it cut out, you can either just tape the baker’s twine/ribbon/yarn to the back of the letters or use your hole punch to punch holes in each letter. I let my 6 year old do this step.  He used my rectangle punch and punched 2 holes in each letter.

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Once the holes were punched, we just threaded each letter onto the twine.

This mini-banner would look GREAT on the front of your buffet table at your 4th of July BBQ.  You could turn it into a bicycle decoration and weave through the spokes of your child’s bike.   Thread it so that it’s two separate banners and you’ve got a great door banner.

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You can also use a standard 2″ punch and punch out the letters so that there’s no border and create a new banner with a different look!  Or use this same file to create cupcake toppers – how cute would that be???

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And finally, I took the cupcake toppers and just taped them to lollipop sticks.  My 3 year old and 6 year old LOVE to punch and tape them to the sticks.

4thofJuly-freeprintables toppers

The toppers are super cute in cupcakes, as decor on your food table, or in your potted plants around the yard!  Be creative!

Click the images or links below to down my Free 4th of July Printables!

4thofJuly-Free-Printable-Banner-SwishPrintables Free 4th of July Cupcake Toppers - from Swish Printables Free 4th of July Mini-Banner - from Swish Printables 4thofJuly-2inchCircles-Cupcake-Toppers-SwishPrintables

Thanks so much for visiting!  Be sure to come back and leave me a comment and let me know how it worked out for you! Or share it on your blog and link back to me!  🙂

Happy Crafting!

Donna

Comments

  1. Donna, thanks so much for being an instructor!

  2. Adorable printables!!! Thank you for linking up to The Party Gals Linky Party.

  3. Fun & festive! Thanks for linking to The Party Gals Linky Party!!!!

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