Celebrate the Land of the Free with these Crackling 4th of July Crafts for Kids! Gather all your red, blue, and white supplies, and get ready to start crafting!
I’ve always felt that one of the best ways to learn about other countries and other cultures is by celebrating their festivals. However, if you’d like to learn a little more about their history, the best way is by celebrating their national holidays, like Independence Day!
There are so many things you can learn by celebrating the national holidays of other countries. You learn about their flag, and their national colors as well as national icons that hold a place of pride in those countries. If you like, you can go much further, you can learn about their rulers, past kings and much more! We have Australia, Africa & India
Since the 4th of July is coming up, we think it’s the right time to learn about the United States of America – the land of the free! This freedom was attained on this specific date, which is celebrated with much fanfare including parades, picnics, and fireworks. As always, the best way to learn about something is by making crafts, and today we’ve chosen the most crackling 4th of July crafts for kids to make, and learn in the process!
20 Crackling 4th of July Crafts for Kids
Blowers are some of the most fun things you can give a kid. No matter how old he is, this is one thing he’ll love playing with! Natural Beach Living shows us how easy it is to make a blower with cardboard tubes and paper.
How pretty are these flowers? And can you believe that they’re made with just paper? Yes, that’s the magic of craft – all you need is one material and you can create wonders with it – or in this case, wondrous blooms in patriotic colors!
How about adding a little patriotic touch to your outfit? No, you don’t need to spend a lot of money shopping for accessories; not when you can make yourself a pretty little purse like this one from Handmade Charlotte!
Ever since the pandemic began, many of us stocked up on canned foods, which means you’ve got empty tin cans lying around. If that’s the case, don’t throw them away – put them to good use this season by making these windsocks from Real Summer of Fun!
Yes, the 4th of July does celebrate red, white, and blue, but there are other patriotic icons that deserve celebrating too! Check out this simple hand print craft based on the bald eagle and Uncle Sam. This is super easy and can even involve younger kids like toddlers and preschoolers.
It’s summer, which means lots of playtime in the front yard. If you ask me, nothing can beat summer fun than bubble wands! And when you make them in interesting shapes like these star shaped ones from I Heart Crafty Things, the fun multiplies!
One of the highlights of the 4th of July celebrations is the fireworks show, and many people wait eagerly to watch it with their families. Our Kid Things brings us a completely flame-free, kid-safe fireworks craft made with Popsicle sticks and paper.
How would you like to completely imbibe the patriotic spirit this 4th of July? There can be no easier way than by dressing yourself in a matching outfit! We loved putting together this outfit and hope you’ll get inspired by it too!
The Soccer Mom Blog has an interesting craft for us that’s quite sturdy and durable and can be reused over and over again every time the 4th of July rolls around! All you need specifically for this craft are those wooden sticks. A little bit of math and measuring and you’ll have an impressive craft ready!
We love how cute this little papercraft from Fun Handprint Art Blog. This would also make a great card to send out to your loved ones if you’re socially distancing this year. The folding of the thumb to reflect four fingers is clever, and shows how the simplest things are the most effective!
It’s fun to play with sparklers during festivals like Diwali or the 4th of July, but they can be a fire hazard for young kids who can’t handle them properly. For the younger lot, we’d recommend these DIY sparklers that they can hold in their hand and swirl around as much as they want – with no danger of anything catching on fire!
Crafty Morning has a cute patriotic project that’s perfect for little kids to strengthen their fine motor skills this season. The acts of picking up the pom pom, dipping it into the paint and then printing in the right spot – all develop focus, concentration as well as hand-eye coordination.
What’s a holiday if you don’t decorate your front door in a themed wreath! The Resourceful Mama shows us how easy it is to make 4th of July wreath in red, blue and white. All you need is a paper plate, colored paper and some ribbon and you’re all set to make a simple, cute little wreath to show your love for your country!
If you’ve tried a lot of handprint crafts and would like something a little different, try this thumbprint craft from A Dab of Glue Will Do. The use of the star stencil will make it a little more interesting as kids learn about negative space and the impact it can create in art projects.
The wonders of craft paper will never cease, as this project so beautifully demonstrates! Use craft paper in the colors of the American flag to create paper cones and then assemble the cones to create your own arrangement. This is an open-ended activity as kids can experiment with different shapes.
Flags don’t always have to be rectangular, do they? Well, That Bald Chick certainly doesn’t think so, and that’s how we get a paper plate flag! We love the use of the buttons and the star stamping – so many techniques in a simple craft!
If you’ve got cupcake liners in red, white or blue, this craft project from A Little Pinch of Perfect is a must-try! There’s very little effort involved in this craft – all you need are cupcake liners in the right colors. Even if you don’t, get white liners and color them in for a completely custom creation!
This wreath from One Crazy Mom is just gorgeous! We love how they’ve used paper and just paper to create that entire star shape! This is a craft that will take some time, and it’s a great exercise in concentration and patience as kids make all the little rolls of paper to fix on their star.
If you’ve got lots of buttons in different sizes and don’t know how to use them in a cohesive craft project, Make and Takes has just the idea for you! Bring out all those mismatched buttons and use them to create a flag. Just make sure you get the colors right and your craft is ready!
We’re big fans of process art and that’s why we love this one from Crafty Morning! Kids will find this an innovative way of printing onto paper, and how the result so beautifully resembles fireworks. Encourage them to think of other ways they can use this technique.
You don’t have to make all of these in one go – go through the list and choose a few that is age-appropriate and which would be of interest to your child. If you like, you can host a party, and set the table with some pretty 4th of July centerpieces!