And on that very serious note, here's a Memorial Day/Flag Day/July 4th/Labor Day craft project that I did with Jack (probably not where you thought this post was going; I didn't think it was going that way either). It's really easy to do, and Jack liked it. All you need is access to a printer and Microsoft Word (or related product), paper, scissors and paint (washable is preferable with young kids 😁).
In Word, go to the Insert tab, then Shape. Guess what shape I just inserted? A star! Yep, I made a printout star that Jack could paint. I printed this star 8 times. Then I let Jack go to town painting them. Alright, Bobby and I also painted a couple of stars (the flag one is Bobby's; it's so impressive 😃) because painting is fun, and it's hard to resist fun. Let the star dry. Then cut the stars out and hang up wherever to decorate.
We used Crayolas Washable Finger Paints
that we found at the grocery store.
Sure, the painting part only took 10 minutes, but Jack was super excited to paint (because painting is fun and messy, things toddlers love!). And it's 5-10 minutes of prep time. It's the perfect craft for a short attention span toddler and a not so Pinerest parent. Although I give props to the Pinerest parents who make shooting glitter and real sound effects stars. These stars will be up until Labor Day; it's festive decorations to cover all the summer holidays (hence the Memorial Day/Flag Day/July 4th/Labor Day thing above, haha)! Happy Memorial Day!
Easy and Festive!