4th Of July Crafts And Activities For Kids

4th Of July Crafts

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Are you planning to create some crafts with your kid for the Fourth of July? Do you want to create a few activity and craft planners that will make the holiday more interesting and fun for your kid? Are you looking for some easy 4th of July craft ideas for kids that can be easily done without your help?

If you are looking to add some interesting creative feel to your fun 4th of july activities for kids, read on to know more.

4th Of July Crafts And Activities For Kids:

Fourth of July or July Fourth is celebrated as Independence Day in the United States of America. People celebrate the day with fireworks, barbecues, concerts, baseball games, family gatherings, parades, fairs, picnics and more.

Here are some easy, fun patriotic & easy 4th of July crafts for kids that will be perfect for the special day:

1. 4th Of July Color Coordinated Headband:

You Will Need:

  • A hairband in the color blue, white or red
  • Piece of foam in blue, white or red – two strips of the same size and shape
  • Glue
  • Small pieces of red, blue, and white net fabric

How To:

  1. Add some glue to one side each on both the foam strips.
  1. Take the pieces of net fabric and place them between the foam strips. Make sure that your kid fluffs out the net so that it stands out.
  1. Press the foam pieces firmly together by placing one band along with the strips under the band and the other over it, so that the strips are attached to the headband.
  1. Let it dry.
  1. Let him wear the same on the Fourth of July and make some for your friends and family members as gifts as well.

Tip: Let your kid modify the design and make various patterns using star shapes, tutu shapes, ribbons and more. He could also make a complete flag of the United States of America and decorate the headband with it.

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2. Patriotic Fourth Of July Popsicle Stick Stars:

You Will Need:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paints in blue, red and white
  • Paintbrush
  • White glue

How To:

  1. Let your kid color the Popsicle sticks using the different paints.
  1. Help arrange them in a star formation. Use white glue at the edges to glue the Popsicle sticks together and create a Fourth of July star.
  1. Place them in different spots in the house, or hang them up using a ribbon on a wall in your dining space.

Tip: Your kid can use multiple Popsicle sticks to fill in the star frames and create coasters too.

3. Fourth of July Wall Decoration:

You Will Need:

  • Red, blue, and white net fabric
  • Blue satin ribbon
  • Star fabric stickers in silver
  • Glitter glue in silver
  • White glue

How To:

  1. Help your kid bundle up the net fabrics and tie them at the center using the blue ribbon.
  1. Let him put the star sticker on the blue net fabric. If required, he can glue it properly using the white glue.
  1. Ask him to use the silver glitter glue to create some small dots on the blue net fabric along with the star stickers.
  1. You can put it up on your living room wall, around your tables and chairs and even on your front door.

Tip: The same decoration can also create an entire banner.

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4. Fourth Of July Votive Candles:

You Will Need:

  • Glass votive
  • Tissue paper in red, blue and white colors
  • White glue
  • Water
  • Foam brush
  • A pair of scissors

How To:

  1. Take the tissue papers and fold them over to create a thick fold. Use the scissors to cut different sized star shapes from the same. Repeat the process with all three shades of tissue paper.
  1. In a separate bowl, mix the white glue with a little water to create a sticky paste. Use the foam brush to take the glue and brush it over the outside of the glass votive.
  1. Next, take the stars one by one and place them on the glass jar over the glue. You can place them one over the other, as they will still allow light to peer through because tissue paper is so thin. You can make a layer of different colored stars and place them any way you like. In case some of the tissue paper stars tear off, you can just remove them from the glass jar and glue another star in its place.
  1. Once you glue all the stars in place, take the foam brush, dip it in the white glue mix and layer it over the stars. It will help to seal your tissue paper stars in place, and they will not fall off. If you see the brush strokes over the stars, do not worry. Once the glue dries, you will not be able to see any more lines over your design.
  1. Use it to light some beautiful candles during your Fourth of July celebrations and send back some as gifts with your friends and family members too.

Tip: If you are having a get together, use such multiple holders to light up the gathering place.

5. Fourth Of July Paper Picnic Plates:

You Will Need:

  • Blue and red food safe decorating writing pens
  • Some sturdy white paper plates

How To:

  1. Let him use some imagination to decorate the different paper plates using the food safe decorating writing pens.
  1. He can look up some interesting fonts from the computer, or make some original fonts too.

Tip: Instead of using these plates to eat, you can also use it as a table or dining area decoration.

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6. Glittery Star Wands:

You Will Need:

  • Styrofoam stars
  • Sturdy rods
  • Craft paint in shades of red, blue and white
  • Glitter tape
  • White glue
  • Water
  • Glitter dust in silver, red and blue
  • An old brush
  • Metal finish ribbons shredded into thin strips
  • Tape

How To:

  1. Help fasten the stars to the sturdy rods so that your kid will be able to paint them better. It will also help to dry the stars faster after he colors them.
  1. Ask your kid to first paint the stars in different colors using the red, white and blue paints.
  1. In a separate bowl, mix some white glue and water to create a thick, sticky paste. Next, add the glitter and mix well. Do it for all the three colors in separate bowls.
  1. Once the paint has dried on the stars, ask him to spread the glitter and glue mix on the stars using the old paint brush. Once done, let it dry.
  1. Next, ask him to take the glittery tape and start wrapping them around the rods. Once that is done, he has to take some more tape and fasten it at one end of the rod while attaching the thin strips of metallic ribbon. For the last step, he has to fasten the stars on the tip of the rod towards the side of the metallic ribbons
  1. He can choose to use the same color theme for a single piece of star and rod. Alternatively, your kid can also contrast the colors by placing a red star over a blue rod and so on.

Tip: Place them in jars and display them in various parts of the house.

7. American Flag Lantern Using Mason Jar:

You Will Need:

  • A Mason jar
  • A cut out of the American flag or a small sized American flag
  • Some white sand
  • An old paint brush
  • White glue

How To:

  1. Mix the white glue with water in a separate bowl to make a thick sticky paste.
  1. Using the old paint brush, apply the glue behind the flag and stick it on the outside of the Mason jar. If you want, you can also glue it in the inside of the Mason jar.
  1. Fill up the bottom of the Mason jar using the white sand. It will create a firm base for the candle.

Tip: You can either use the Mason jar as an outside decoration, or light the candle in the evening and use it as a lantern.

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8. Fourth Of July American Flag Popsicle Stick Coasters:

You Will Need:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paints in the shades of white, red and blue
  • A paint brush for coloring
  • A piece of cardboard
  • A pair of scissors
  • Little silver-colored round or star shaped jewel stickers
  • White glue
  • Water
  • An old paint brush to add the glue

How To:

  1. Ask your kid to cut a rectangle shape from the piece of cardboard.
  1. Next, let him color the Popsicle sticks using the shades white and red. For some of the Popsicle sticks, ask your kid to color them half in blue instead of entirely red or white.
  1. In a separate bowl, mix the white glue and water to create a thick sticky paste.
  1. Once done, ask him to glue the Popsicle sticks on the rectangular piece of cardboard using the old paint brush.
  1. Set it aside to dry.
  1. Once the paints are dry, let him stick the jeweled stickers over the blue part of the Popsicle sticks.

Tip: You can also use these coasters as a base for your Fourth of July candle holders.

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9. Fun Fourth Of July Eye Mask:

You Will Need:

  • A sheet of foam in the color blue and red
  • White tissue paper
  • A pair of scissors
  • White glue
  • Water
  • An old paint brush
  • Strings in the colors red, blue and white

How To:

  1. Take the blue foam and place it in front of your eyes. Mark out the spot from one side of your face to another, to know the approximate width of the eye mask that you are making.
  1. Make a point around the eye area to know where you have to place the holes to see through.
  1. Use the scissors to cut out the shape of any eye mask by keeping track of the face measurement you took earlier. Cut out two holes in the shape of eyes in the space between your eyes.
  1. Once done, cut two-star shapes from the white tissue papers and cut two-star shapes from the red foam. You can cut out the stars in different sizes.
  1. Place a red and a white star at either end of the eye mask and place another white and red star over the eye area.
  1. Make two holes at each end of the mask using a sharp object. Loop the strings through each end to help him tie the eye mask on his face.

Tip: Hand them to each guest or make multiple masks to use as a wall décor.

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10. Fourth Of July T-Shirts:

You Will Need:

  • A plain white T-shirt
  • Some foam alphabet stamps
  • Fabric paint in the colors blue, red and white
  • A foam brush and an old paint brush
  • Some Washi tape
  • A big piece of cardboard that will help to prevent the paint from bleeding through the t-shirt
  • A pair of scissors
  • A fabric marker pen in the color black

How To:

  1. Before he begins, place the piece of cardboard inside the T-shirt to prevent any paint staining the back.
  1. Ask him to use the Washi tape and create different criss-cross star shapes on the front of the T-shirt.
  1. Next, ask him to use the foam brush and dip it in the color to paint over the Washi tape. Ask him to use the red and blue colors. Let him paint the foam using the black paint. Next, he has to stamp the word ‘S-P-A-R-K-L-E’ along the bottom part of the t-shirt. Now set the T-shirt aside and let it dry for some time.
  1. Once you are sure that the paint has dried off, gently pull off the Washi tape. Underneath the area where the Washi tape was, your kid will notice some beautiful star shaped designs.
  1. As a last step, he can use the black fabric marker pen to create some lines that will connect to the stars and the sparkles.

Tip: Make the same for the entire family and celebrate together.

Hope you liked our collection of 4th of July crafts for kids. Use our ideas for preparing easy fourth of July crafts for kids to help your kid celebrate the day. Have any ideas for 4th of July kids crafts to share? Tell us below.

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