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Happy Fine Motor Fourth of July

Happy Fine Motor Fourth of July

Happy Fine Motor Fourth of July!

Here at Effortless Art we have been having so much fun with Fourth of July crafts and projects and are excited to share them with you. These projects are appropriate for a wide variety of ages and may require more or less adult supervision or help depending. Watch your child work those fine motor muscles in fun ways with these three activities – and they all use items that are found around the house.  These were all a huge hit with Crayon Kid!

Fork Fireworks

Use those plastic forks and some paint, and your children are on their way to some bright and colorful firework painting.  Show your child how to create crisscross patterns with the fork and they will love the effect of this easy project.  One fork per color, and I suggest using only two colors per firework.  They will love the finished product; you will love the fine motor practice!

Super Salt Covered Fireworks

Your child will love squeezing glue onto black paper to make crisscross firework patterns and then sprinkling salt over top.  The salt will stick and make a pretty, textured finish.  Then, take some food coloring, mix it with some water and have your child use a water dropper to drop color onto the salt.  It will make a beautiful effect.  We have used watercolors in the past, but this uses more fine motor skill with the squeezing of the water dropper. 

Create and Craft Your Own Masterpiece

Our son also spent a lot of time simply creating his own masterpieces.  Have you tried laying out a bunch of materials and just allowing your child to make what’ in their imagination?  Sometimes we make our children’s art TOO structured and planned, and it’s important that we give them time to make without any boundaries.  Cotton balls, pipe cleaners, puff balls, and little jewels were all used to create a variety of firework masterpieces. 

Dazzle and Draw

Lastly, our son has been loving the Art For Kids Hug YouTube channel, where you can find tons of learn to draw videos on any topic you can imagine, especially holidays.  So of course we made a patriotic peace sign.  This one needed a little more guidance and dot to dot help from me, but tons of fun!

I hope you enjoyed all these activities and try them at home.  Let us know how they went.  Send us a message on Facebook or Instagram or email us at nancy@twosparrowsls.com. Remember to follow us to stay up to date on our latest news and sales. 

Happy Fourth everyone! Till next time,

Nancy