4th of July Crafts for Kids: 21 red, white, blue crafts

Fourth of July is here and it’s time to celebrate our country’s independence with some red, white, and blue crafts for kids. I have done the research for you to find 21 easy fourth of July crafts for kids that are fun and easy to do. They are also very patriotic and a lot of them have to do with stars and stripes.

Celebrating the 4th of July can be different for many different reasons depending on what’s happening in the world. If I’m being honest sometimes it can feel hard to feel patriotic when things going on in the news or the world are uncertain.

And yet, when we have children, they become instant reminders for us about the fact that there can (and will) be a better future!

And that’s ultimately what got me searching for these craft ideas. And I’ve found so many fun summer crafts for kids that I’ve even made a list of ones that’ll keep them busy all summer!
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As a mom who has had her share of shit over these past several years (from losing a job during the pandemic to embracing becoming a stay at home mom with distance learning, to embarking on a solo career where I make my own hours and write these articles!) I found myself at a loss for what to do when it comes to things like the holidays with my kids…

I’ve made it my mission to make a resource for crafts for all the holidays (St Patrick’s day crafts and Valentine’s day craft ideas to name a few) accessible and most importantly fun.

If my kids can learn a bit through the creative process then even better!

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4th of July Fireworks Craft Ideas for Kids

Fireworks and the fourth of July go together like America and apple pie.

The 4th of July is a time for celebration and fireworks are a big part of that. They are a visual display of the patriotism we feel for our country. Fireworks remind us of the power and beauty of America.

The 4th of July celebration in Philadelphia is credited with starting the custom of fireworks. The Sons of Liberty set off explosives over Boston Common to celebrate the 13 colonies, and a ship fired a 13-gun salute to commemorate them.

They are also a lot of fun to watch!

Firecracker Craft

Don’t wait till the sun goes down to catch the fireworks, make this easy craft instead. All you need is some red, white and blue paper, scissors and glue. This is a perfect firecracker craft for kids!

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Firework Craft

Another spin on this popular 4th of July craft, get creative with different types of fireworks and even maybe have your kids put on a show with the fireworks they’ve made!

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Toilet Paper Fireworks Craft

And yet another fun and simple patriotic firework craft perfect for your festivities. All you need are some toilet paper rolls, paint and paper. Your kids will have a blast making these!

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Party Poppers for kids

Patriotic confetti is a great idea for your fourth of July party.

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Red white and blue confetti Popper

And another option for red white and blue confetti poppers!

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Patriotic Fireworks binoculars

Make sure you grab some patriotic Fireworks binoculars too!

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Fourth of July American Flag Crafts

There are so many different ways that you can make a flag, it’s really up to your imagination.

One of the most popular ways to make a flag is by using a piece of cloth or paper and some crayons.

Another way to make a flag is by using construction paper and glue. Here are some great ideas for making an American Flag for your fourth of July get together.

Flag Dot Marker

An American Flag decorated in this clever way is a great way to keep the activities festive and also fun for the littles.

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American Flag Craft

Popsicle stick American flag is a fun and simple way to create a lasting symbol and it’s kind of fun to make. This popsicle stick American flag craft is perfect for young kids. It’s also a great way to recycle those popsicle sticks!

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American Flag Shirt

Make this adorable handprint American flag craft and then wear it to the party. It’s okay if you’re the person wearing the flag to the metaphorical concert (and I hope you get that reference!)

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American Flag Handprint Craft

This is an adorable and super easy craft for your patriotic festivities. A handprint American flag craft!

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Fourth of July Coloring Pages

Coloring pages are a great way to keep the kids busy while you’re getting things ready for your party. They can also be used as decorations.

Here are some great fourth of July coloring pages for your kids.

Fourth of July Color by Number

For a summer activity for kids (TK LINK TO SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS), this is a perfect fourth of July craft idea to get kids learning and have some patriotic fun.

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Free Coloring Pages

This is a really simple free coloring page for the fourth of July.

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Other Patriotic Craft Ideas for 4th of July With Kids

There are so many other great crafts that you can do for the fourth of July. Here are some other ideas that you might want to try.

Patriotic Flag Shoes

This craft seems so simple but such a bold move and I’m kind of obsessed with it.

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American Eagle Craft

These adorable American eagle crafts made from pom-poms could be a perfect centerpiece of table decoration for your cookout.

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DIY Beaded Patriotic bracelets

Beaded bracelets are a tasteful and yet festive way to participate in any themed dress-up.

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Fourth of July Tattoos

These fourth of July tattoos are adorable and fun for kids of all ages.

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Handprint Eagle Craft for Kids

Using your kiddo’s handprints, let’s get some American Eagles up in here!

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4th of July Party Favors

To send your guests off in style consider this adorable fourth of July flag party favors.

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Patriotic bubblegum necklace

Being able to eat your jewelry is something that I may never get over. (hello candy necklaces of the 1990’s!) These are so simple and festive.

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Star Suncatchers

These are really cool and a great way to be creative and contribute to the 4th of July party decor.

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Printable Firework flextangle

A fun activity that is easy and gets the kids having some patriotic fun.

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Printable Sunglasses

Perfect for the backyard bbq or cookout – these are a fun craft that keeps kids entertained for America’s Birthday.

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I hope you enjoyed these 21 red, white, and blue crafts for kids.

These are just some ideas to get you started on your fourth of July crafts. With a little bit of creativity, you can come up with all sorts of fun and patriotic crafts for your kids! As always, have fun and be safe!

Fourth of July is a great time to spend with your kids and what better way to celebrate than by doing some fun patriotic crafts together. There are so many different crafts out there that range from easy to more challenging, so you are sure to find something your kids will enjoy. And don’t forget the fireworks finale at the end!


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