INAUGURATION KIDS' CRAFTS AND TREATS
The inauguration can be an exciting experience for kids.
Mary Giles, Executive Editor of Family Fun Magazine (http://familyfun.go.com/) visited The Early
Show with some patriotic crafts and treats for the entire family:
To make these bold designs, use a stencil made from freezer paper -- it's waxed on one side and
adheres to fabric when ironed. Then hold a paint-splattering session, peel away the stencil, and
behold your stellar work. Customized clothing is always a hit with kids. Use freezer paper as the
stencil. Iron on to start keep pain from running. Paint on base color for star. Let dry. Splatter pain
on details of the star…. Stars represent each of the 50 states. Explain to the kids about history
White cotton T-shirt
Red, blue, and metallic silver fabric paint
Time needed: Afternoon or Evening
1. On a protected surface, lay out a sheet of freezer paper large enough to completely cover the
shirt's front. Draw or trace your star design onto the paper, then cut along the lines with a craft
knife (a parent's job).
2. Lay the paper over the shirt (waxy side down), positioning the holes as desired. Using your
iron's cotton setting, press the paper onto the shirt (a parent's job).
3. Slip a piece of cardboard inside the shirt. Lay it on a protected surface. Fill in the stencil with a
background color. When the paint is dry, splatter and drip the other colors over it to create streaks
and splashes. Leave it flat to dry overnight, then peel away the stencil.
4. To make the shirt colorfast, follow the directions on the paint package
UNCLE SAM PINS
These pins super cute and easy - the kids can wear to school or to your inauguration day
celebration. This is a great chance to explain to your kids about Uncle Sam and how he came to
be recognized as a symobol of this country.
White craft foam