Summer has officially begun and 4th of July is fast approaching. This is such a fun and magical holiday for kids – fireworks, parades, backyard barbecues and of course, staying up way past their bedtime. Make this 4th even more fabulous with some 4th of July themed crafts perfect for little hands.
4th of July Crafts for Kids
Preschool Crafts for Kids has a fun 4th of July shaker that would be a perfect accompaniment at a street parade or backyard party. Her instructions call for using 2 paper cups, but I think it might be easier to use empty toilet paper rolls (use wax paper on the ends).
Want the kids to help with the decorations for your 4th of July party? Try this Holiday Garland craft from the craft goddess herself, Martha Stewart.
I love this 4th of July windsock from Random Thoughts of a Supermom because it calls for old tin cans – it always feels great to be able to recycle a household item.
Holiday-themed wreaths are a bit of an obsession for me and this Memorial Day one from Oodlekadoodle Primitives would be perfect for 4th of July.
Paper-wrapped cans using old tin cans from Martha Stewart would be a a nice display for your 4th of July party table – use them to hold utensils or flowers.
Who else remembers making crafts with coffee filters in school?! I sure do. These red, white and blue coffee filters from Katydid and Kid are great for a garland or bunched together with a pipe cleaner for a stem as flowers.
Adorable rocket garland from Simplified Bee using empty toilet paper rolls! She shows them displayed in a large window, but if you are throwing a party this 4th of July, these rockets would look great hanging from trees in your backyard.
I am also in love with paint sticks – so versatile for crafting (and free)! And perfect to make an American flag (via Dreaming ‘N Color) and help your kids show their patriotism. You could also use popsicle sticks or tongue depressors to make a smaller version.
Kaboose has a fun craft project for little ones – an Uncle Sam made from paper plates and cotton balls.
No Time For Flashcards has a craft to remind citizens to get out and vote – but this would be perfect for 4th of July. (Empty gift wrap rolls are another one of my favorites – instant sword or telescope, but perfect for this flag).
Easy Preschool Crafts has a version of one of my favorite crafts to make with my children (we do one for each holiday) – tissue paper sun catchers!
Help your family show their American spirit this 4th of July by decorating your home inside and out with these fun ideas and bonus – give the kids something to do other than remind you that they are bored!