7 Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

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7 Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

These patriotic crafts are perfect for kids to make to celebrate the 4th of July. They’re all red, white and blue themed and easy to make! I’ve been sharing them over on my Instagram as part of my Patriotic Themed Craft Week. Make sure to check to check out my Instagram account for more fun themed weeks like this.

Read on for my 7 Fourth of July Crafts for Kids and remember to pin this post for later! These crafts can also be made for Memorial Day and Flag Day.

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American Flag Crafts

1. Craft Stick American Flag 

craft stick american flag craft for kids

Here’s what you need:

craft sticks
glue gun and hot glue sticks
-red, white, & blue acrylic paint
twine
-something to make your star — I used a foam star sticker.

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. You can do just the front since the back won’t be seen.

-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. This gives you a place to glue to rather than gluing the painted sticks to each other.

-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. I used a foam star sticker but you can make a star out of more craft sticks, paper, or whatever you want.

2. Patriotic Mouse Ears

These are so easy and cheap to make! 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 Inexpensive Patriotic 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 (I only used one but got two just in case)
-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. Let your kiddos have freedom to paint it how they like but encourage them not to mix the colors. You can also finger paint if you have little ones that don’t do paintbrushes just yet.

-Set aside to complete dry. You don’t need a lot of paint for these. A little goes a long way and they’ll dry faster if less paint is used.

-When dry, cut your floral foam to fit tightly in the pot. I eyeballed this but it should fit snug in there so it doesn’t come out.

-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.

4. Red, White & Blue Paper Plate Wreath

I love this craft because even toddlers can easily do this with little help. 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. If I didn’t have a Cricut I probably would’ve done circles because they’re easier to cut by hand but you can do any shape you like. 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

Another 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

Have you tried making these before? It’s so easy! Just need chocolate melts, sprinkles and mini m&m’s. We also used mini Rice Krispies to make it even easier.

Just melt your candy melts following the directions on the bag. I did 30 seconds at first and then 15 second intervals until it completely melted but careful not to burn it.

Then, dip half the Krispie treat in the chocolate & lay it on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. While the chocolate is still warm, add the sprinkles and candies. Last step is putting them in the fridge to let the chocolate set and that only takes about 10-15 minutes. 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. It really makes me so happy to see families using my ideas.

XO,

Bessy


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