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Colors of Freedom: An Independence Day art project

July 1, 2012
By Shikha Pasrija , Times-Republican

Fourth of July is marked nationwide by congregating with loved ones, shopping, backyard barbecue galore and spectacular display of fireworks. It's also a wonderful opportunity for us to ask our kids what independence means and why we all need to appreciate the freedom we enjoy every day.

Symbolic use of colors in flags represents the values that each country stands for. This month's project is a creative, colorful and fun way to do art that teaches what colors and values we as a nation take pride in and stand for.

Red Hardiness and Valor

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White Purity and Innocence

Blue Vigilance and Perseverance

What you will need



Red, white and blue buttons



Using markers, write the meaning of colors on cardstock. For younger children you can also take a print out. Stick the buttons using glue and give a finishing touch using markers. Makes fun greetings, bookmarks, folders and wall art.

Enjoy happy times together!


Shikha Pasrija has a passion for art. She has organized several successful art workshops which have been immensely popular both with kids and their families. For more ideas like colormehappy on Facebook at or visit



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