Statue of Liberty Craft & Costume

Crafting, Featured, General, Kid Fun! — By on June 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm

The Statue of Liberty stands in the New York Harbor, and is a symbol of Freedom Lighting the way. It can be tricky to teach kids about symbols, and this Statue of Liberty craft and costume are super easy, but can really help bring history alive for them. Its also a great way to start talking about American history and why the 4th of July is so important to Americans!

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Easy Statue of Liberty Costume:

  • Dress is a blue/green twin size fitted sheet, with the flat sheet laying over her shoulder. Safety pinned to fit.
  • Hat was a $1 at Target, also saw them at the dollar tree. You could also make a crown out of cardboard or foil.
  • Lady Liberty’s  tablet, is a book, wrapped in the pillow case that came in the sheet set.

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Lady Liberty Torch Craft:

  • Flashlight
  • yellow & orange or red tissue paper
  • green or blue paper
  • scissors & tape

Cut your tissue paper into small squares and form into flames. Tape around top of flashlight. Take paper and fold and inch down and make lines & cut (see top right photo). Wrap the paper around flashlight  and secure with tape.

Facts for kids about the Statue of Liberty:

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  • The official name of the Statue of Liberty is “Liberty Enlightening the World.”
  • The statue is modeled after Libertas, the ancient Roman goddess of freedom.
  • She wears a crown with seven rays, which stand for the seven continents and the seven seas.
  • Her torch, stands for liberty.
  • The statue holds a table that says July 4, 1776 in Roman numerals – the date the Declaration of Independence was signed.
  • The statue stands on a broken chain, which is a symbol for independence, and she is stepping forward, which stands for progress.
  • The statue was a gift to the people of the United States from the people of France.

 

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