Make spin art streamers for 4th of July! It's a timeless craft that kids love to create!
I was in the mood for a 4th of July craft – something classic and timeless. Immediately, I thought about streamers.
I loved making and decorating with streamers for holidays and special occasions as a kid!
Classic 4th of July Spin Art Streamers Craft for Kids
But creating streamers as a 4th of July craft was the last thing on Henry’s mind. I tried for many days and many approaches to create these.
Sometimes I just don’t win.
Okay, a lot of times.
Then, I saw a neat idea from the Come Together Kids. Leveled up streamers that added a dash of spin art to the mix.
We’ve never done spin art before and my salad spinner was just begging to be put to good, crafty use! I seized the opportunity to make a cool craft with Henry.
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To make your own streamers, you’ll need:
- Salad spinner
- Red and blue paint
- Coffee filers
- Sticks – craft sticks or natural sticks
- Yarn (optional)
Sharing Classic Spin Art with My Kids
I brought the salad spinner outside. Beside it, I set out some watered down red and blue paint, spoons and coffee filters.
I enticed Henry to come check it out. Mostly, I just shared that I was going to do a messy painting project and did he want to help.
First, place a flattened out coffee filter into the bottom of the salad spinner. Drip a little of each color paint onto the coffee filter.
We used a spoon, but you use use a medicine dropper or a syringe. Or fingers.
Then the fun part!
You can also drip one color, spin, and then drip the other color and spin.
Check out those creations!
Henry was in complete awe of them.
Sometimes it takes a couple of times to get enough coverage. If that happens, add a little bit more paint and spin again until you get the result you’re looking for.
Turning Spin Art Into Streamers
I could have left them alone. Just by themselves, they were very beautiful and fun spin art!
However, I was looking for a 4th of July craft to do. So, we made them into spin art streamers!
After letting the coffee filters dry for a little bit, I cut them in swirls.
This could have been a great fine motor skill and cutting activity if Henry was to that stage in cutting. But he’s still getting the hang of cutting a straight line, let alone in circles close together.
So I cut it this time! You could freehand the swirl cut or follow a lightly drawn pencil line if you’d like it to be more perfect.
I asked Henry to grab me four sticks that were still floating around in his sandbox after we created the Tin Can Forest.
He grabbed me exactly four.
No questions asked, no other help needed. I’m a very proud mom.
I tied the cut coffee filters onto each stick. Looking back, I should have used yarn to tie them on.
Hand them over to your preschooler, and you have super safe “sparklers” for the 4th of July!
My boys ran, jumped, and played with their spin art streamers all day long!
What are your favorite 4th of July crafts for kids to make? We’d love to see your creative ideas!
More 4th of July crafts made with coffee filters:
- Super simple coffee filter fireworks found at No Time For Flash Cards.
- A red, white & blue coffee filter bunting for your porch, the tutorial is at Sunshine and Hurricanes.
- Crafts by Amanda makes patriotic coffee filter flowers.
- Little Wonders Days’ made a pop rocket with a coffee filter and toilet paper tube!