In my ongoing journey for finding fun and inexpensive crafts for my crew as summer is around, here is a fun project that we created.
America’s birthday is here! And what is a better way to celebrate it together! And create Red White and Blue Shirts to wear for the special Day!
So what did happen on July 4, 1776?
The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. They’d been working on it for a couple of days after the draft was submitted on July 2nd and finally agreed on all of the edits and changes.
July 4, 1776, became the date that was included on the Declaration of Independence, and the fancy handwritten copy that was signed in August (the copy now displayed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.) It’s also the date that was printed on the Dunlap Broadsides, the original printed copies of the Declaration that were circulated throughout the new nation. So when people thought of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 was the date they remembered.
In contrast, we celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th of each year, the anniversary of the date the Constitution was signed, not the anniversary of the date it was approved. If we’d followed this same approach for the Declaration of Independence we’d being celebrating Independence Day on August 2nd of each year, the day the Declaration of Independence was signed!
For the shirts, we didn’t saturate in ink as we wanted them to be mostly white still…. and each kiddling chose a different “pattern”. We have a spiderweb, spiral, bullseyes and and a flag with stripes.
The best advice that I have is knowing that your kids, no matter how many precautions that you take WILL get ink on either their clothes or skin…. or both! LOL We use a large garbage bag duct taped to the old picnic table in the front yard (if ink gets on that, I really don’t care as it has been quite a few paint colors over the years).
I do recommend dampening the shirts (They dried too fast in our afternoon Arizona sun today).
There are MANY youtube videos on different patterns that you can create. Check out my last TyeDye post here: https://krisandlarry.com/2020/06/02/fun-summer-craft-tie-dye/.
I did also find that MrTieDye on YouTube had a ton of great videos (I mostly scanned to get directions on my patterns).Thank you for visiting KrisandLarry.com - We are a homschooling, homesteading family from Arizona.
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Sundays: Bible Study -:- Mondays: Meals and blog hop hosting -:- Tuesdays: Freeze-dry and Summer Crafts with Kids -:- Wednesdays: Digital Scrapbook Freebie, Crafts/Decor -:- Thursdays: Throwback Recipes from the past -:- Fridays: Homeschool/homestead and all about our family -:- Saturdays: Desserts and Tasty Treats
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