This free printable Fourth of July headband craft is a fun, no-prep Independence Dy activity for kids of all ages. Your child can pick from two different designs: an “Uncle Sam” hat or a cute owl with a Statue of Liberty crown and torch. It’s easy to adjust the headband craft to fit any head size. I hope your family enjoys this headband craft as much as mine does!
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Materials needed for printable Fourth of July Headbands
You can print these headbands on your favorite thicker paper or cardstock. The super thin, cheapest copy paper isn’t very durable. I typically use 32# HP paper for printables, but I made these headbands with my current favorite inexpensive paper. It’s still a bit nicer and brighter than super cheap copy paper, but costs several dollars less than the 32# option.
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Looking for more family-friendly 4th of July fun? Be sure to check out the Fourth of July Family Activity Pack! It has 33 pages of activities to stave off complaints of boredom while waiting for the parade:
How to make printable 4th of July Headbands
1. First, download your freebie below and print the pages you want. There are two different designs and one page with bands. My daughter (4.5 at the time of writing) got a perfect fit using just one band. Order children and adults will need both.
2. Have fun coloring!
3. Cut out the headband center piece and bands. I cut the main portion and my daughter used her Fiskars blunt tipped scissors to cut the band. (Yes, the headbands in the photos are different – I colored the one shown above, but my daughter’s is featured in the rest of the post.)
4. Do a quick test fit to see if you need one or two band pieces, then tape or staple them in place to fit your child’s head. I prefer using a piece of tape on the inside and a second piece on the outside. When we’ve used a stapler in the past, my daughter complained about it getting stuck in her hair.
5. Wear and enjoy! These headbands are great for fun at home, wearing a neighborhood party, or even wearing to a parade or fireworks show. My daughter has already worn hers proudly to a cookout with neighbors.
Free printable July headband craft for kids download area
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I hope you and your little learner enjoy this July headband craft! My daughter LOVES this type of activity so I may be making more in the future. Please leave a comment and let me know what theme you’d like to see in the future!