Celebrate the fourth of July with 10 patriotic crafts for kids. Grab your red, white, and blue craft supplies and have some fun.
With Independence Day coming fast, it’s likely you’ve got stars and stripes on the brain! If you like to create with your kids, July 4th is the perfect time for some fun and colorful crafts. We’ve wrangled up our favorite ideas from around the web to help you celebrate our country’s independence with your little ones. All you need is some time and a few simple supplies for each crafty idea, all of which are bound to delight your kids no matter their age! So use our 10 Patriotic Crafts to paint, cut, tie, shake, glue, glitter and create a very happy 4th of July!
This is touted as a 5 minute craft, but once it’s completed you’ll have hours of entertainment! Create origami cups and use tinfoil balls to make an old-fashioned “catch the ball in the cup” game.
Though this isn’t technically a 4th of July craft, it certainly lends itself well to the holiday! Create a rocket that is powered by your child! Place the paper rocket over a straw and blow. See how high or far you can make it fly!
This is a super easy take on the “fire-free sparklers.” Even very little hands can make these since all they require are ribbons and wash tape!
Pom pom wreaths are adorable no matter what season, but add some extra yarn and you’ve got a firework-inspired masterpiece! Kids will have a blast with the yarn and love the little pom pom balls they create.
Here’s a super simple necklace that looks fun enough for kids to wear! Made out of paper, this necklace is unique with the patterned paper.
You don’t need much to create this fun, patriotic look. The knots in the hemp on this bracelet make it an interesting and fun craft for kids who are a little older.
These flowers are far from complicated to make! All you need are red, white and blue paper circles and brads! Use them in a centerpiece, on a wreath or decorate a crown or headband for your child to wear.
A star garland is nothing new, but add a little pop to yours by making your stars stand out – literally! Kids will get a kick out of how easy it is to make the paper stars three-dimensional.
If Independence Day isn’t noisy enough for you, consider creating these awesome little musical instruments with your kids. Not only do they get to make a mess painting, but they get to have a blast being noisy, too!
Pipe cleaners are great for fireworks! Just bend them into shape, add some simple, cheap beads to the ends and string them up! Hang them in front of a window, attach them to a hat, or string them in a garland. Whatever you do with them, kids will love this easy and colorful craft.
Looking for more great ideas for the 4th of July? Try these 7 Patriotic Party Activities!
Featured image via Family Chic.
Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com
Originally Published June, 29, 2014 // Updated May 5, 2022