- Published on Sunday, 24 June 2012 16:56
Now that Father's Day (see the tree here) is finished we've moved on to our next tree. This is one of my favorite thus far! I have decided that if I ever return to a teaching situation again, I'm absolutely using this tree idea with the kids (decorating trees for various holidays and festivities throughout the year). My kids are LOVING this!
Our Independence Day / July 4th Tree was so much fun to create. There are lots of options for this patriotic holiday and stores are full of goodies that make great decorations.
Here's what we did!
We made a few paper decorations (hearts and stars) and added red/white/blue stickers to them. We made firework toilet paper rolls (I'll blog another post about this craft soon - it was my hubby's idea) and I used laminated word wall words from ABC Teach (as ornaments to hang). We found $1 sunglasses at Target and I purchased two of them. I also bought a $1 pinwheel and removed the top section to use as our tree topper. It was PERFECT! We added red, white and blue festive beads ($1 for a three pack) and a few patriotic cutouts from ABC Teach (the Statue of Liberty, an eagle and a bell image). I bought a four pack of flags for $1 as well. All in all I spent about $5 with tax, not including the lamination I used from my own machine and equipment (that was already here and paid for).
Happy Independence Day, everyone!