This HUGE collection of 4th of July Crafts for Kids includes everything from DIY decor ideas to fabulous fashion and jewelry, and party ideas!
40+ Patriotic 4th of July Crafts for Kids
The 4th of July is one of our family’s favorite holidays! We love to get decked out in patriotic gear and decorate the house with American flag everything!
Instead of spending a ton of money on decorations at the store, why not make them? Not only is it cheaper, but it keeps the kids busy and creative!
I enlisted the help of my favorite family and kids craft bloggers from around the web to put together a HUGE collection of 4th of July crafts for kids. (They’re perfect for Memorial Day too!)
Here’s a preview of what’s inside:
- American Flag Kids Crafts
- Red White & Blue Sensory Play Ideas
- DIY 4th of July Party Decor
- Patriotic Kids Party Crafts
- Red, White, and Blue Kids Jewelry and Fashion
- 4th of July Wands
I’ve divided this collection of 4th of July crafts for kids into categories for easier navigating. Simply click on the website name next to the craft idea for the full step-by-step instructions.
DIY 4th of July Decorations
Patriotic Pom Pom Party Garland (instructions here) – Use this as a fun way to decorate and get excited for the fun 4th of July celebrations.
4th of July T-Shirt Wreath (directions here) – Everyone needs a beautiful wreath for their front door.
Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns (video tutorial here) – These lanterns are a quick and easy way to light up the outdoor space.
Paper Star Wreath (directions available at Gluesticks Blog) – The kids can easily make up their own wreaths as a fun craft idea.
Patriotic Burlap Banner (instructions at Playground Parkbench) – This burlap craft is simple and easy to do!
4th of July Stained Glass Window Bunting (how-to on Here Come the Girls Blog) – If you’re looking for a beautiful craft idea for the kids, this is it!
Stars Jar Candle (directions at Fantastic Fun & Learning) – This is a fun way to decorate jars and have them be festive, too.
Patriotic Fashion & Jewelry for Kids
American Flag Ring (video tutorial on Red Ted Art) pictured above – What a great ring to wear for 4th of July fashion.
No Sew American Flag T-Shirts (directions on Happy and Blessed Home) pictured above – These t-shirts are fast and simple to do and require no sewing at all!
Red White & Blue Macaroni Necklace (learn how to make it at Playground Parkbench) pictured above – They’ll love making their own necklace and working on fine motor skills.
Patriotic Beaded Necklace (directions at Buggy & Buddy) pictured above – Beaded necklaces can be done in a short amount of time and worn to celebrate the holiday!
4th of July Handprint T-Shirt (learn how to make one at School Time Snippets) pictured above – Talk about a cute t-shirt idea that showcases each kid!
Fireworks Ring Craft (tutorial on Fantastic Fun & Learning) pictured above – Fun and easy gift idea, too!
Splatter Fireworks T-Shirt (learn how to do it at Wunder-Mom) – This shirt really looks like fireworks!
American Flag Kids Crafts & More
Pom Pom Bald Eagle Kids Craft (instructions here) – Celebrate the day with this eagle craft for kids.
Wooden American Flag Paint Stick Craft (directions here) pictured above – This stick craft is simple and great for early learners.
American Flag Corner Bookmark (instructions on Red Ted Art) pictured above – If you have a reader in the family, they’ll love making their own bookmark!
Tissue Paper Watercolor American Flag Craft (instructions available at Heart of Deborah) pictured above – This is a fun way to create an American Flag!
Dot Marker American Flag Craft (get the how-to at Meaningful Mama) – As you can tell, this is just another creative flag craft that is simple to do.
Crepe Paper American Flag (instruction on Meaningful Mama) – Gather up the crepe paper and let the kids make this flag!
Popsicle Stick American Flag (tutorial on Playground Parkbench) – If you let them eat the popsicles first, this craft is easy to do!
American Flag Magazine Collage (directions available on Meaningful Mama) pictured above – Collages are a fun way to let the kids be creative.
Paper Plate Uncle Sam (directions available at Red Ted Art) – Look at how cute this paper plate craft is!
Paper Plate Statue of Liberty Crown and Torch (step-by-step tutorial on Buggy & Buddy) – See how creative they can be with just a paper plate!
Firework Process Painting (directions on Homebound but Hopeful) – Painting fireworks is a fun way to create fireworks to keep all year long.
Paper Plate Flag Craft (instructions at Crafts on Sea) pictured above – This flag paper plate craft is fast and easy to make.
Paper Bag Uncle Sam (directions at Crafts on Sea) – Grab your paper bags and make this fun craft!
Paper Tube American Flag Craft (instructions on School Time Snippets) pictured above – Show the kids how simple it is to use simple supplies at home for crafts.
Salt & Glue Fireworks (tutorial available at School Time Snippets) – It’s so easy to make fireworks at home!
Red White & Blue Sensory Play
Red White & Blue Stars Sensory Bottle (directions at Rhythms of Play) – Sensory Bottles are a great way to have activities for the kids.
Glow in the Dark Red White & Blue Sensory Bottles (get the directions at EDventures with Kids) – These glow-in-the-dark bottles are perfect for the evening!
Red White & Blue Shaving Cream Sensory Play (set-up instructions on My Bored Toddler) – Who doesn’t love a little bit of messy play fun?
Celebration Play (Wands, Party Poppers, & More!)
4th of July Confetti Poppers (instructions available at Simple Everyday Mom) – The kids are going to love these simple poppers for kid-friendly fireworks.
Red White & Blue Ribbon Wands (tutorial on Rhythms of Play) – Make up these ribbon wands for a safe craft for Independence Day.
Patriotic Bubble Blowers (instructions at Pint Sized Treasures) – Blowing bubbles is never a bad idea!
4th of July Kids Streamer Blower (learn how to make it at Natural Beach Living) – Get the kids outdoors with this fun craft!
Patriotic Spirit Wands (instructions on Buggy & Buddy) – Let them show off their patriotic pride!
Fireworks Straw Rockets (instructions at Fantastic Fun & Learning) – This might be the easiest way to make rockets!
Easy Fireworks Wand (learn how to make it at LalyMom) – The kids will love how simple, and fun this wand is to create.
Pop-up Firework Craft (instructions at Kids Craft Room) – Another fun fireworks craft that is great for the little kids.
Metallic Sparkler Craft (directions at Kids Craft Room) – Sparklers are always a good idea, and this is a simple way to make them at home.
Patriotic Ribbon Wand (instructions available at Mama in the Now) – Let those red, white, and blue ribbons fly!
More of our favorite idea starters for 4th of July and Memorial Day
Your kids are also sure to love this “Magic” 4th of July Skittles Science Experiment too: