If you’re looking for a super easy, 4th of July craft for toddlers and preschool ages, this patriotic star art project using cookie cutters is perfect! It makes a great last minute 4th of July activity using just a few supplies.
This star cookie cutter stamping activity is great for a classroom, playgroup, 4th of July party, or at-home kids activity. It can be done with all age group – I love that it’s especially great for toddlers to do!
4th of July Painting
- Kids paint
- Star cookie cutter(s)
- Construction paper or cardstock
- Paper plate or shallow dish for placing the paint
- Optional: glitter
Patriotic Star Art Project Instructions
First, get the paint ready by placing a small amount of red and blue kids paint on to a paper plate (or another flat surface). Try to place the two color on opposites sides of the plate.
*Fun Tip: Instead of white as the background color, you could try stamping the stars on red or blue construction paper. Then just add white as one of the paint colors.
Once you have the paint ready, have the child dip the star cookie cutter shape into the paint.
Next, press the cookie cutter onto the paper to make a star print. Continue doing this, creating several star prints and then change to the other color paint and repeat.
*Note: Some stars may have a bubble effect or splash effect when pressing and removing the cookie cutter.
Now you can set it aside to dry or you could make the stars sparkly by sprinkling glitter over the artwork while the paint is still wet. Shake off the excess glitter.
More Star Cookie Cutter Painting Ideas
Change up the colors to make it a colorful star art project for any time of the year. Kids can write words inside the stars or make designs with markers. It would be cute to do as a Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star painting on black paper with gold or silver paint and glitter.
This patriotic star art project could easily be turned into a 4th of July banner! Make a bunch of star paintings and then cut them into banner shapes. Finish by stringing with ribbon, yarn, or other kind of string. You could also laminate them and use them as wipeable placemats. Kids will love seeing their red, white, and blue artwork used as 4th of July decorations!