7 Fourth of July Crafts Kid Will Love to Make for Independence Day

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These Fourth of July Crafts are perfect for kids to make and celebrate the holiday. There are 7 red, white and blue themed all easy to make!

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7 Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

American Flag Crafts

1. Craft Stick American Flag

Here’s what you need:

Here’s how to make it:

  • Decide how many craft sticks you’ll need — I used 12 total.
  • Set up your flag and measure where you want the blue square to be. For this, I used scissors to cut up 2 sticks.
  • Paint all the sticks that will make the flag and set aside to dry.
  • When they’re dry, gather all your sticks to make your flag. I used 3 extra unpainted sticks to make a backing for the flag.
  • Use a hot glue gun to attach all your sticks to the backing and create your flag.
  • Attach a piece of twine to the back using the hot glue gun as well.
  • Last step is adding your star using a foam sticker, paper or draw it on.
craft stick american flag craft for kids

2. Patriotic Mouse Ears

Using a plain black Mickey ear headband from amazon, dollar tree flowers and flag, you can put these together with some hot glue and a little time. Just take apart the flowers from the stem and carefully hot glue to the ears. You can do front and back or just the front if you prefer.

Easy and Cheap Fourth of July Crafts

3. Red, White & Blue Painted Flower Pots

Here’s what you need:

  • Planter Painter Set from Dollar Tree
  • Red, White & Blue Faux Flowers
  • Floral Foam
  • Red, White & Blue paint
  • Scissors or floral sheers
  • Paintbrushes
  • Craft knife (regular knife works too)

Here’s how to make it:

  • Paint the pots any pattern you like.
  • Set aside to complete dry.
  • When dry, cut your floral foam to fit tightly in the pot.
  • Now cut your flowers and add them in. Adults can cut and kids can stick the flowers in the foam. Again, let your child choose which colors they want in their pot.

Paper Craft Ideas

4. Red, White & Blue Paper Plate Wreath

All you need is a white paper plate, school glue and shapes cut out from red, white & blue paper.

Here’s how to make it:

  • Cut out the middle of the paper plate to make a “wreath” form.
  • Add generous amount of glue all over the wreath or let your child do this part.
  • Have your child add the red, white and blue shapes on the wreath and set aside to dry.
  • Add a ribbon or string and hang it up!

I did stars because I like them and it was easy to cut them with my Cricut machine. For little kids and toddlers, hand them the pre-cut shapes to make it easier. Older kids may want to cut out their own shapes and that’s fine too.

5. Patriotic Wind Sock

Toilet paper roll wind socks are an old school favorite craft that kids love to make!

Here’s what you need:

  • Craft roll or toilet paper roll
  • Red, white and blue embellishments
  • Ribbon or tissue paper
  • Glue or hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Here’s how to make it:

  • Paint your roll if desired and set aside to dry. I used craft rolls that came painted already.
  • Once dry, add your preferred embellishments. I used foam sticker stars for one and pom-pom balls for the other. For the pom-poms I used a hot glue gun to make sure they really stick.
  • Cut your ribbon or tissue paper to desired length and glue it to the inside of the roll. This will make the bottom of the wind sock.
  • Finally, add ribbon to the top for a handle.

Red, White and Blue Themed Food

6. Patriotic Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

For these treats, you just need chocolate melts, sprinkles and mini m&m’s.

  • Start by melting candy melts according to instructions. Work carefully and don’t burn it!
  • Then, dip half the Krispie treat in the chocolate & lay it on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  • Next step is to add sprinkles and candies while the chocolate is still warm.
  • Put them in the fridge to let the chocolate set.
  • Take them out and enjoy!

7. Firecracker Cupcakes

Add a fun flare for the 4th with these 𝙨𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 goodies!
Bake your own or use pre-made cupcakes and top them red, white or blue frosting. I grabbed a dozen red, white, and blue cupcakes from my bakery to make it easier.

To make the firecrackers I used Sweetarts Candy rope bites twisted mixed berry flavor. For the “rope” I used soft black licorice and cut a small piece. Topped it off with sprinkles and that’s it!

I hope these Fourth of July crafts inspire you to create something fun with your kids. If you make any of these, share it with me on social media! Tag me on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.



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