The US isn’t the only country with a colorful past that gets celebrated in July; France has its own too; Bastille Day is France’s Independence Day and is celebrated on July 14. On that day on July 14, 1789, angry French citizens stormed the Bastille, a prison in Paris, France, to release its captives (most of whom were imprisoned for political reasons). The day is often pointed to as the beginning of the French Revolution from their traditional monarchy. So go ahead celebrate Bastille Day with the kids by making craft activities that children will enjoy to decorate for a Bastille Day party or just to do as an activity to teach them a little bit about French history in the process and about its importance. They will treasure having this fantastic celebration.
Make French flags as a fun craft to be used as a place mat on Bastille Day or even just as a decoration. To create the French flag the only materials that are needed are a rectangular piece of white construction paper, pencil, ruler and strip of blue construction paper and a strip of red. These three stripes should be arranged to be the French flag. The right hand stripe of the flag is blue, the middle portion of the flag is white and the left hand side of the flag is red. Make smaller versions of the French flag out of construction paper and attach them to a handle made of a toothpick or a pencil. Stick the handle into foods at a Bastille Day celebration or use it as a decorative item.
French flag necklace:
Red, white and blue French flag necklaces are easy to make; all you have to do is to put beads in their Red, white and blue arrangement to be able to create them. Off course the materials needed are lanyard three feet long and pony beads. Before Red, white and blue pony beads arrangement tie the ends of the lanyard together, creating a knot so that the beads will not be able to slide off of the necklace. The French flag necklace can now be worn around a neck. These vertical Red, white and blue pony beads stripes represent a vertically hanging French flag.
Fireworks are a part of many Bastille Day celebrations especially In Paris, a fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower is a traditional part of Bastille Day celebrations. A beautiful drawing , a fireworks themed table runner craft or a Hanged fireworks for such an event is easy to create. The materials that are needed to make one of these projects are Red, white and blue paper or fabric constructions remodeled as in the shape shown. Children can draw their version of the Eiffel Tower in the background of their picture and then they can draw fireworks all around the tower drawing. Most of these activities are simple enough that all ages will be able to have fun with the activities.
Other Bastille Day Crafts:
There are many ways to celebrate Bastille Day with crafts. Create a Bastille Day greeting card, a Bastille Day paper doll in French fashions, an Eiffel Tower or the Bastille out of craft sticks. Fun Bastille Day Craft Activities are many to help what to decide to do below you’ll find some good ideas from the net, have a happy Bastille Day.