This Free Printable Star Template is perfect for celebrating the 4th of July with your children through decorations, crafts, and art projects. Download yours today!
Independence Day is coming! Admittedly, this 4th of July will be celebrated differently. In an effort to keep the holiday festive and filled with the American spirit, my husband and I created these versatile Star Template printables that you can use with your little ones.
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I was so excited when he started working on these with me. After all, he really is the graphic designer in the family. Obviously I’m a lot more into messy crafts and the like.
Either way, I have so many wonderful ideas for 4th of July crafts and activities this year and I needed a few star templates to get us started.
These free printable star templates are perfect for decorations, crafts, process art, and coloring page fun! Keep scrolling for some fun ideas about celebrating with these star templates and download your free printable today.
You and your little ones can have a lot of fun decorating for the 4th of July with these free star templates. Just print, cut out the stars for your little ones or let older children practice scissor skills by helping.
You can print your star templates on colored paper (red, white, blue), patriotic patterned card stock, or let your little ones have fun coloring these simple stars for extra family fun.
- Arrange your stars in a circle and glue together for a fun and festive front door wreath.
- String your beautiful stars together using yarn or twine for a beautiful American garland.
- Make patriotic star wands with paint, glitter, and craft sticks for lots of sparkly fun.
- You can even hang your stars from the ceiling for a patriotic-themed starry night!
Independence Day Process Art
Independence Day is the perfect time to explore process art with your children! Process art allows children to explore materials and techniques independently.
It’s a great way to encourage children to explore their own creativity without worrying about following “the rules.”
For some fun, let your children explore creating their own patriotic stars with this free template. They can use finger paint, glitter glue, craft sand, crayons, or markers.
Try a little bit of everything and have some fun! Remember, process art is all about the process of making art. The finished product isn’t the most important part of this activity.
Family Shirts for The 4th
Every year, I try to make sure we all have an American flag shirt for the 4th of July. At the very least, we all wear red, white, and blue.
If you’re looking for some cute themed shirts for your family to wear this year, why not have even more fun making your own?
Making t-shirts isn’t hard and it’s a lot of fun! Using fabric paint or markers and this free star template as a stencil, you can make some really cute themed Americana shirts for your whole family.
Don’t forget to include a really cute slogan like “Star Spangled Cutie” or “Mr. Independent” for extra laughs!
4th of July Books to Read
As many of you know, reading to my children is one of my favorite activities! I couldn’t write about 4th of July activities to do with your preschool and kindergarten kiddos without including some extra fun Independence Day picture books to share together. So snuggle up and enjoy one of our favorite books together.
- Apple Pie Fourth of July* by Janet S. Wong
- America : A Patriotic Primer* by Lynne Cheney
- The Fourth of July Story* by Alice Dalgliesh
These printable star-shaped templates are available in a variety of sizes, including full-page stars which are perfect for coloring pages and big projects. Keep scrolling to get your free star template printable today.
Patriotic Lesson Plan Ideas
We love adding fun themes to our homeschool lesson plans and especially patriotic ones. I want my kiddos to grow up knowing all about American History. Celebrating the 4th of July together as a family is just one way we encourage a love for our amazing country.
- Make a star name craft. Let your preschooler cut out one small star for each letter of his or her name, decorate each one, and then attach them together. What a great way to practice early literacy skills with your little kids.
- Cut out lots of stars, write one capital or lowercase letter on each, and then encourage your kiddos to match the letters. You can use just a few different letters or the entire alphabet. It’s totally up to you.
- Practice creating “patriotic patterns” using stars. Print red, white, and blue stars, cut them out, and work on making patterns with your preschoolers or kindergartners. For added fun, they can color the stars themselves.
- Create a number sense game using stars. Cut out 20 stars. Write the numbers 1-10 on one set and then draw the corresponding ten frames on the other set. Your little kids will be begging to play over and over again.
Free Printable Star Template
We made three star templates and of course I thought I’d include a few of our project ideas too. After all, I seriously can’t stop coming up with lots of patriotic activities to with these star template printables.
One of our favorite holiday template ideas is to make collage art. Print out a star or two, rip up some red, white, and blue paper and glue it down in whatever pattern you’d like. Talk about a quick & easy way to make patriotic decor!
Don’t forget to leave a comment and share how you used these free printable star templates. We can’t wait to hear about it!
Small Star Template
This star template is perfect for Independence Day garlands and everyday decorations. It would also make a fun stencil for some 4th of July process art. Give your kiddos some red, white, and blue paint along with this small star template and make some beautiful keepsake art.
One of the project on my to-do list for these small stars is using them as a template to cut sponges into the shape of stars and sponge painting with them. What could be more fun than that? Little kids love messy art projects and this one is no exception.
Medium Star Template
This star template is the perfect size for making an Independence Day wreath. Use this medium star template to create a dozen or so red, white, and blue stars and of course don’t forget the glitter. Glue your medium stars in a circle and add a piece of ribbon to hang it up.
If you’re looking for a sturdier base to create your wreath. Grab a paper plate, fold it in half, and cut out the center. You’ll be left with the perfect background for your handmade 4th of July wreath decorations.
Large Star Template
This large star template was the one that I originally asked for because I’m planning to make patriotic t-shirts for the kids and I wanted a star template to use as a mask. This larger size would also work great for making name stars for in the classroom or even a creative writing assignment.
Did I mention that you could totally use this star as a coloring page? Let your preschooler cut it out, decorate it, and of course hang it up somewhere. The little guy said that if he decorated a star, he would send it to this grandma. Isn’t that adorable? You could send a star to someone you love too.
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
I hope you enjoy using these free printable star templates with your family as much as I enjoyed creating them with mine.
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