Last week I had the pleasure to host a group of children for my first ever Kid’s Crafting Workshop. We made several projects including a Fourth of July banner, a star crown, and a star treat box. And the old teacher in me had to throw in a mini lesson about why we celebrate Independence Day and the colors and common icons of the holiday too. It was great fun for me and judging by their eager work, I think the children had fun too!
Our first project was to make a Fourth of July banner. I precut all the banner shapes and Cricut images so all they had to do was choose their papers, place the images where they liked on the banner, and string it all together with the ribbon of their choice. They were so proud of their designs!
Our second project was an Independence Day star crown. The children chose the paper for their crown, I quickly cut them out on the Cricut, then they decorated the crowns with various jewels of their choice. Don’t they look festive in their patriotic crowns?
Our third project was to decorate a white star treat box with blue and red patterned washi tapes. I cut the box from the Artiste Cricut cartridge by Close To My Heart. The original box had a different cut out on the top, but I changed it to a star in Design Studio. The final step was to choose some candy to fill the boxes!
We had a few extra minutes before the parents arrived for pick up, so the children were able to make a card for a family member. What sweet things I overheard as they were making these cards!
Aren’t they a great looking bunch of kids?!! They were so patient and well behaved! This workshop even gave me a little “teacher fix” (that I really didn’t know I was missing) since retiring from teaching a couple of years ago. I sure hope I can do it again very soon!