19 Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

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Celebrate the quintessential summer holiday with some red, white, blue, and craft glue! These adorable patriotic crafts are perfect for the Fourth of July, as well as Labor Day, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, and any other time of year. Your kids will love these ideas, so get crafting!

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    Balloon Flag Wall Decoration

    Balloon Flag Wall Decoration
    Ella Claire Inspired

    This craft suggestion from Ella Claire Inspired is just beyond simple and so creative you'll wish you thought of it yourself. Make a giant balloon flag to celebrate the best holiday of the summer! All you need is some balloons, a helium tank, clear packing tape, and some curling ribbon.

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    Cupcake Liner Fireworks Craft

    Cupcake Liner Fireworks Craft
    The Kindergarten Connection

    Try this super easy craft made from The Kindergarten Connection using themed cupcake liners you can find in any grocery store! Get creative with your designs or go beyond basic red, white, and blue for any other occasion.

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    Stars & Stripes Mason Jars

    Stars & Stripes Mason Jars
    Mason Jar Crafts Love

    Nothing says summer like mason jars suggested by Mason Jar Crafts Love. This craft is functional and fun. Make these painted jars with your kids and use them as decoration, utensil organizers, or votive holders. In addition to craft paint, you'll need some washi tape and foam sticker stars.

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    Fireworks Ring Craft

    Fireworks Ring Craft
    Fantastic Fun and Learning

    Firework rings are a very cool accessory and are super easy to make. Just grab some sparkly pipe cleaners in patriotic colors. This great craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning is fun to do with kids at a backyard party or a couple of days before the Fourth! This same idea can be repurposed during Halloween time using black pipe cleaners for a spooky spider ring, too.

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    Paper Plate American Flag Craft

    Paper Plate American Flag Craft
    ABC Creative Learning

    You can often find extra paper plates lying around after an outdoor bash. So get the kids involved in a little upcycling and make some fun decorative flag plates with this American flag paper craft idea from Simply Today Life. Modify this craft for younger children by drawing lines as guides for the paint.

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    Patriotic Star Wreath

    Patriotic Star Wreath
    The Resourceful Mama

    Have the best-decorated door in the whole neighborhood with this cute patriotic star wreath idea from The Resourceful Mama. Paper, ribbon, and anything else you want to get creative with goes a long way with this craft. Doing the heavy lifting here is a white paper plate as the base.

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    Marble Painting Fireworks Activity

    Marble Painting Fireworks Activity
    Kid Friendly Things To Do

    Marble painting is the perfect compromise between finger painting and keeping (mostly) clean. The kids will love this fun sensory activity from Kid Friendly Things to Do and make some adorable art while they're at it. Pro tip: Use an old cardboard box for rolling your marble and keep your home containers paint-free.

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    DIY Star Spangled Slime

    DIY Star Spangled Slime
    Mom Dot

    If you haven't heard, slime is the latest big thing. Even adults love making slime as a throwback to silly putty and elementary school science experiments. MomDot offers two recipes to make fantastic red, white, and blue slime for Independence Day and other patriotic holidays.

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    DIY Patriotic Ribbon Windsock

    DIY Patriotic Ribbon Windsock
    Hey Let's Make Stuff

    The perfect porch-front Fourth of July decor is an easy and decorative ribbon windsock. This DIY project from Hey Let's Make Stuff is so easy; you just need an embroidery hoop and some festive ribbons.

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    4th of July Bingo Game

    4th of July Bingo Game
    Crazy Little Projects

    This cute craft from Crazy Little Projects makes for a perfect party game. Get the neighborhood kids together to create and play this easy bingo board for some backyard fun. Print out these pages and cut out the pieces for tons of patriotic fun.

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    Popsicle Stick Uncle Sam

    Popsicle Stick Uncle Sam
    Glued to My Crafts

    This adorable craft from Glued to My Crafts is on a whole new level in the classic handprint craft repertoire. Make a cute popsicle stick face and then add Uncle Sam's characteristic white beard with some little hand cutouts. Any child can adorably salute America with some crafting sticks, googly eyes, glue, and paint.

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    Patriotic Suncatcher Craft

    Patriotic Suncatcher Craft
    A Little Pinch of Perfect

    With the daylight at its peak in midsummer, you've got to start making good use of all those rays. This easy suncatcher craft from A Little Pinch of Perfect is patriotic and festive for an early July day.

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    Fourth of July Parade Wands

    Fourth of July Parade Wands
    Eighteen Twenty Five

    Besides barbecues and fireworks, a hometown Fourth of July parade is easily one of the best parts of the holiday. Make this fun parade wand from Eighteen Twenty Five with your kids to wave at the passing floats. You only need three materials to make this festive and flashy look.

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    DIY Confetti Poppers

    DIY Confetti Poppers
    Happiness Is Homemade

    How much fun are these DIY confetti poppers from Happiness Is Homemade? These are the perfect thing to pass out at a party during the fireworks—fun for kids and adults alike. Balloons and toilet paper tubes are the secret ingredients.

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    Popsicle Stick Button Flag Kid Craft

    Popsicle Stick Button Flag Kid Craft
    Make and Takes

    Put all the leftover popsicle sticks from all those ice cream truck purchases to good use with this cute button flag craft from Make and Takes.

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    Stars and Stripes Flower Pot

    Stars and Stripes Flower Pot
    Lolly Jane

    This craft is so easy; you'll be mad you didn't think of it yourself. A chic stars and stripes flower pot idea from Lolly Jane is just the thing to get your yard ready for a barbecue. Chalky paint, a little time, and some creative flair, and you'll have a functional piece of art reminiscent of Jasper Johns' style.

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    Patriotic Washi Tape Cutlery

    Patriotic Washi Tape Cutlery
    Takkido

    This washi tape idea from Takkido can take any household item from ordinary to extraordinary. Cute America-themed tapes make regular white plastic cutlery part of a full Fourth of July dining experience.

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    Red, White, and Blue Paper Flowers

    Red, White, and Blue Paper Flowers
    Live Laugh Rowe

    These oh-so-sweet red, white, and blue paper flowers from Live Laugh Rowe are the perfect centerpiece or porch decoration for the summer. This arrangement is chic and totally homemade.

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    Stars and Stripes Sensory Bin

    Stars and Stripes Sensory Bin
    Paper and Glue

    This sensory bin idea from Paper and Glue is such a cute activity for the youngest of your partygoers. This bin is super easy to assemble and provides hours of entertainment for little hands, especially if you provide tongs, scoopers, and chopsticks for added fun.