4th of July Crafts for Kids

Let’s celebrate America’s birthday with some fun 4th of July crafts for kids! Our 4th of July crafts for kids are everything your children need to spark their creativity and imagination.

Must-Try 4th of July Crafts for Kids

Check out these DIY 4th of July crafts for kids:

Sand Art

Materials required:

  • Zip Loc sandwich bag
  • Sand
  • Food coloring (blue, white, and red)
  • Baby food jars

Instructions: For your patriotic sand craft, first mix blue food coloring with sand in one Zip Loc bag, white food coloring with sand in another bag, and red food coloring and sand in yet another. Once you’ve got all 3 sand colors, you could begin to layer your jar with each color! This could make one of the best DIY 4th of July crafts for kids.

Patriotic Windsock

Materials required:

  • Wood embroidery hoop
  • Hot glue
  • Twine
  • Thick ribbon
  • Skinny ribbon
  • Swivel clasp
  • Red, white glitter, and blue tulles
  • Jumbo ric rac
  • Long red, white, and blue fabric scraps

Instructions: If you’re looking for 4th of July crafts for kids to make at home, look no further! For this activity, first, cut your skinny ribbon and loop it around your hoop. Next, glue your ric rac, fabric scraps, and the other ribbon to the inside of the hoop. Decorate the hoop further with your tulles. This helps add volume too. Lastly, hang your windsock with twine or ribbon.

Beady Bracelets

Materials required:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Plastic beads (blue, white, and red colors)

Instructions: Here’s one of the most simple 4th of July arts and crafts for kids. All you have to do is thread beads of blue, white, and red colors onto the pipe cleaner. You could even integrate some patterns while you do this activity. Maybe you could alternate between all 3 colors and follow a certain pattern. This will get your kids to focus and use their critical thinking skills too!

Colored Slime

Materials required:

  • Liquid starch
  • Cups and craft sticks
  • White glue
  • Food coloring
  • Glitter

Instructions: For this patriotic slime recipe, pour glue into a cup and add water, food coloring, and glitter into it. Mix them with your craft sticks. Then, add some liquid starch and begin kneading it to make slime. Store it. Repeat this whole process with the rest of the food colors. Finally, braid all 3 colors together for your patriotic slime! 

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Painted Lawn Stars

Materials required:

  • Stencils
  • Construction paints (red, white, and blue)

Instructions: This is the most simple 4th of July crafts for kids. To begin, first cut out a star from your cardboard stencil. Then, go to various parts of your lawn and use your stencil to paint red, white, and blue stars! 

You could even hop on the stars, dance around a little, and make your own fun little game out of this activity!

Ribbon Wand

Materials required:

  • Dowel rods
  • White, red, and blue ribbons
  • Scissors
  • Screw eye hooks

Instructions: If you need ideas for DIY 4th of July crafts for kids, we’ve got what you need. Start by cutting your dowel rods with a hand saw. Next, use a thumbtack to make a hole on the top of your rod. Once you’ve made the hole, screw in your eye hook. Finally, cut your white, red, and blue ribbons and pull them through the eye hook!

Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwich

Materials required for one of the best 4th of July crafts for kids:

  • Icecream sandwich
  • Red, white, and blue sprinkles

Instructions: It’s super easy! All you have to do is dip your ice cream sandwich into the red, white, and blue sprinkles. Your patriotic dish is ready.

For a delicious learning experience, check out Osmo’s Pizza Co. In this awesome game, your kids get to run their very own pizza shop, cater to customers’ orders using tangible pizza and money tiles, and upgrade their business. They develop math and entrepreneurial skills too!

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Tennis Bat

Materials required:

  • Paper plates
  • Tape
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Red, white, and blue paints
  • Paintbrushes

Instructions: Here’s another of the best 4th of July crafts for kids to make at home. Start by painting each paper plate in 3 colors (red, white, and blue). Next, stick some tape to your popsicle stick and attach it to the back of your plate. Let the colors on your plate dry. Once they’re dry, place a large, heavy book on it to ensure it doesn’t fold.

That’s all! You could use this as a ‘tennis bat’ but instead of using a tennis ball, use a balloon. You could then play a game of ‘toss the balloon’ using your new patriotic bats.

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