Hole Punch Red, White & Blue Heart

Paper hole punch red, white & blue confetti heart craft for kids. Arts & crafts for 4th of July Great for fine motor skills as well.

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My little girl loves to hone her fine motor skills. She is getting really good at using her scissors & she just loves our paper hole punch. She will grab pieces of construction paper & punch holes all over them. She loves playing with the collection of dots collected inside of the puncher too. She punched a few sheets of blue paper the other day & collected all of the dots in a cup. It looked like confetti.

With the 4th of July nearing, I had her punch some red & white too & thought we could make a craft out of all of those holes.

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I drew fireworks out onto black paper with school glue & sprinkled the red, white & blue confetti over it.

IMG_9133 Paper hole punch red, white & blue confetti fireworks craft for kids. Arts & crafts for 4th of July

We tried this again using a heart shape. My daughter loved throwing the confetti around. The paper dots made such a colorful & festive craft & they were so easy to make.

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We will start collecting all of our hole dots for future crafts.

Paper hole punch red, white & blue confetti heart craft for kids. Arts & crafts for 4th of July

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Paper hole punch red, white & blue confetti heart craft for kids. Arts & crafts for 4th of July

Patriotic Wind Chimes


We are getting ready for the Fourth of July & are already feeling patriotic in our house.


We have been enjoying making our red, white & blue crafts and learning a little bit about the holiday as we go. We have already made a few for the inside of our house, today we decided to make a craft for the outside as well.

Patriotic Pasta Wind Chimes

Color your pasta by shaking in a baggie with red & then white paints or food coloring. Lay in a single layer on wax paper to dry.


Poke holes into a paper bowl.


Paint the bowl blue & let dry.


Cut stars out of white foam.


Glue around the bowl making sure not to cover the holes.


Pull yarn or string through your holes.


Gather the string on the top & tie off.


String the colored pasta onto the yarn that is under the bowl. This is a great fine motor skill activity for your child. Knot at the bottom once you reach your desired length. Use hot glue to secure the knot in place so that it doesn’t unravel. (Hot glue should be operated by an adult)


Hang it outside & enjoy.


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More Valentine’s Day Fun For Kids (Guest Post)

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This guest post is brought to you from Hefty. I am happy to welcome Katie from Hefty to the Pinterested Parent today.

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it!  Little kids love to join in the celebrations of Valentine’s Day, so here are a few more ideas for celebrating with them:

  • Wear Red  One of the easiest ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to simply dress your kid in red or pink.  There are always shirts with hearts, too!
  • Valentine’s Day Breakfast  If you have a heart-shaped cookie cutter, then you can try cutting toast out in the shape of hearts.  Just add some red jelly or fruit preserves for a touch of the signature Valentine’s Day color.
  • Make Cookies for a Neighbor  You and your child could make cookies together for an elderly neighbor.  The neighbor will appreciate the thoughtful gesture on this holiday, and you and your son or daughter will have fun making the cookies together.  You can give the neighbor the cookies on disposable dishes so you don’t have to worry about getting the plate back later.
  • Decorate the House  Take foam plates and decorate them by using crayons or cutting hearts out of red and pink construction paper.  You can bind multiple plates together by using ribbon.  Thread the ribbon through holes that you make in the lips of the plate.  This decoration could then be hung up above a fireplace or on a wall.
  • Make Cards  Homemade cards will surprise your family and friends, and your little ones will love giving them out.  Construction paper, colored pencils, doilies, crayons, glue, and stickers will all help to make fun Valentines.

Have a very happy Valentine’s Day!

Author Bio: This is a guest post by Katie F. on behalf of Hefty®. Visit www.hefty.com to find products like trash bags and more that can help you out with your busy life.

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