Today I’m sharing with you my 4th of July Let Freedom Ring Kids Craft. I’m always looking for a kid friendly activity when I know we will be gathering together whether it’s for a playdate, BBQ, birthday party or a holiday celebration. I wanted to post a DIY that might be a safe alternate to sparklers for Independence Day PLUS open the conversation about the meaning behind Independence Day. The phrase, “Let Freedom Ring” came to mind.
Let. Freedom. Ring.
We have songs about it – “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”
We have quotes about it – “From every mountainside, let freedom ring….” Martin Luther King, Jr.
I hope that this simple craft might be a chance for you to talk to your children a little more about the phrase and what it means and why we celebrate Independence Day.
- Pipe Cleaner (1 Blue & 1 White)
- Poms (3 Red)
- Bell (1 Gold)
- Printable (Let Freesom Ring Tag)
- Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks
- Hole Puncher
Twist the blue and white pipe cleaner together to make the bracelet. I used a tube to wrap the pipe cleaner around to make an even circle to go around the little one’s wrist.
Trim off the extra pipe cleaner on one end. Add red poms with hot glue. Once the glue is dry add the bell on the other long end of the pipe cleaner. Twist to secure the bell to the bracelet.
Cut circle tag out of West Valley Moms Blog Let Freedom Ring Printable. Hole punch the tag. Add to the bracelet. Twist tag on and trim extra pipe cleaner off. Make sure there are no sharp edges on the pipe cleaner since this will be worn by kiddos.
Time to celebrate and let those littles ring in celebration!
Memories made, lessons learned (hopefully) and giggles guaranteed!