“The oil-on-canvas painting illustrates George Washington, then a general in the American Revolutionary War, crossing the Delaware River with his troops on the night of Dec. 25-26, 1776. The crossing immediately precipitated Washington’s surprise attack on the Hessian forces in the Battle of Trenton in New Jersey….
Although the painting depicts a scene from the American Revolutionary War, the original was actually painted in 1851 in Germany — 75 years after the Battle of Trenton, says David Parrish, professor of art history.
German-born artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, who was born 40 years after the battle, painted “Washington Crossing the Delaware” in Düsseldorf.”
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Red, White and Blue Recycled Egg Carton Boats
Half of a cardboard egg carton/ Red, White and Blue Fabric (keep kids busier longer with paper or napkins and markers)
Brown yarn/Scissors/Glue/Small Stick,
Lego Figurines or Animals
Easy craft to keep your kiddos laughing and playing for hours! First, cut out large triangle and then wrap one of long edges around the craft stick. Second, cut out six mini flags out of the fabric. If you want this craft to take longer then get out construction paper or napkins, and markers for the triangles. Third, cut the brown yarn and then hot glue from the bottom of the carton to the top of the big flag. Make sure the string is tight. Fourth, glue the mini flags to the string. Finally, add your animal or lego characters to your boat and let them float on the floor. You can totally get these wet, just know that it will probably sink!
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