- waxed paper
- construction paper
- star stickers- optional
- Scotch tape
- Tear off a sheet of waxed paper a few inches longer than the piece of construction paper you will be using.
- Accordion fold the piece of waxed paper, making each crease about 2 inches wide. Depending on the level of your young reader, this might be a step he or she could do.
- Use a pencil to draw shapes along one side of the folded waxed paper.
Most young readers need to be reminded not to cut all all the way through the fold, so this gives them a guide for cutting.
- Cut along the drawn lines. You could also add some dots by punching a hole through the waxed paper.
- Unfold the waxed paper, and lay it on top of the piece of construction paper.
- Tape the corners of the waxed paper to the work surface, to prevent splipping (and frustration).
- Paint over the waxed paper.
- When painting is complete, remove tape and waxed paper. Allow to dry.
- If your young reader would like, star stickers could be added for even more patriotic flair!