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Fourth Of July Craft Ideas For Kids

Fun Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

The Fourth of July is only days away!  While your kids are out on summer break and you’re looking for things to do as a family, here are some fun craft ideas to decorate your home and celebrate this fun holiday with your kids.

4th of July Crafts for Kids

Popsicle Stick Stars

A Fourth of July party and BBQ is not complete without these fun and patriotic stars! Hang them from strings from the ceiling and doorways or string them together for a fun banner.

You Will Need:

  • popsicle sticks
  • red, white & blue paint
  • paint brushes
  • glue
  • string

Simply paint one side of each stick red, white or blue. Let is dry for about 1-2 hours. Glue the ends of each end of the popsicle stick into the desired shape. Stars can be made up of one color stick or all three colors like the picture above. This festive craft is great for all ages. Little ones may need help with glue and finishing off the popsicle sticks for an even paint of color.

Straw Fireworks

This is one very fun (and messy) project for older toddlers and kids.

You Will Need:

  • red and blue paint
  • white paper
  • bendy straws
  • a small rubber band

You can make large or small fireworks in any combination you want. Simply gather the straws (as many or little as you want) with the bend portion of the straw at the bottom.  Tie the straws together with your small rubber band and bend the straws in all different directions to create the firework sparkles.  You can either dip the entire stamp into one color of paint at a time or mix the colors for a festive firework painting.  Make ones in different sizes by cutting the tips of the straws!  These firework stamps work on normal construction paper or on large Fourth of July banners.

Handprint Firework

This handprint craft works well for kids of all ages (even little ones)!

You Will Need:

  • white paper
  • red and blue paint
  • paint brushes

Make many fireworks or just one large firework per page. For families celebrating this fun holiday separately, this is one very fun card to send to grandparents, aunts and uncles in the mail!

Red, White and Blue Hands

For young toddlers, this is the perfect craft to do along side older siblings/kids who are working on more complex crafts from this post.

You Will Need:

  • red, white and blue paint
  • construction paper
  • some paint brushes

Paint the hands (and feet) of toddlers in each of the colors to make a flag print or a fun hand print collage like the photo above. There is no way to do this incorrectly, so little ones of all ages can have fun with it!

Red, White & Blue Paper Banner

This last craft is the perfect way to decorate any party table or wall in the home.

You Will Need:

  • red, white and blue construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue or tape

Cut the paper into long 1-1.5 inch width strips. Wrap one white strip into a circle and tape/glue it closed. Take a red strip of paper and loop it into the white circle and secure it closed. Then take a blue strip of paper and loop it into the blue circle and make sure it’s closed. Continue this pattern until you have your desired length banner!

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