If you’re looking for a fun craft activity to make this fourth of July I have just the thing. This beaded clothespin flag is the perfect fourth of July craft for kids. It’s so easy to make and gives the kids a chance to practice their fine motor skills by stringing and gluing beads to clothespins! Find out below exactly how to make this super-fun fourth of July clothespin flag!
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Clothespins (5 per flag)
Wooden dowel rods – ¼ inch
Red, white, and blue beads
School glue or Hot glue gun
Clip your clothespins to your wooden dowel rod.
The top clothespin should be flush with the top of the dowel rod.
Five clothespins should look like this.
Next, string 12 beads onto a sturdy piece of string. (This is a great exercise for the kids to practice their fine motor skills!) The first row should have 5 blue beads and 7 red beads.
Run a line of glue along the first clothespin. (We ended up using a hot glue gun so the beads would adhere to the clothespins faster) While pulling your string tightly, lay the beads on top of the line of glue. Wait until the beads are secure then pull the string out, leaving only the beads behind.
Repeat the process for each row of beads.
Row 1: 5 blue beads, 7 red beads
Row 2: 5 blue beads, 7 white beads
Row 3: 5 blue beads, 7 red beads
Row 4: 12 white beads
Row 5: 12 red beads
And you’re all set to celebrate the fourth of July with your own handmade clothespin flag!
Try Making Your Own Fourth of July Clothespin Flag
Quick and easy crafts are great for younger kids with short attention spans. And this holiday craft couldn’t be easier! Try making your own fourth of July beaded clothespin flag today!