Fourth of July Crafts for Kids
The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is an American holiday observed to show pride in our nation and to celebrate our freedom. This week’s posts will all be devoted to providing fun, creative ideas for teaching kids about their country, patriotism, celebrating the holiday, and safety tips for the events surrounding it. To kick off the fun, we’re sharing four great patriotic craft ideas to make with kids. These Fourth of July crafts are designed with the enjoyment of children in mind but will also serve as colorful decorations for your Independence Day cookout or party.
Fourth of July Crafts for Kids #1 - Patriotic Party Wand
This cute star-shaped party wand is perfect for kids to wave at an Independence Day party, parade or fireworks display. It’s made from simple, inexpensive craft supplies, such as a wooden skewer, pipe cleaners (red, white and blue ones, of course!), felt, ribbon, and craft glue.
Fourth of July Crafts for Kids #2 - Flag Planter
Are you looking for a patriotic craft project suited for older children (or adults)? This Fourth of July Flag Planter is an excellent choice. Made from recycled materials (a 2-liter plastic bottle and a small cardboard box), wooden craft sticks, acrylic paint and glue, the sturdy planter will provide hours of fun to create and years of Americana decoration as it houses your favorite plants and flowers.
Fourth of July Crafts for Kids#3 – Firecracker Noisemaker
Kids will get a bang (Get it? Bang. Firecracker.) out of making and playing with this fun noisemaker designed to look like a firecracker. Again, this project uses recycled materials and items commonly found around the house – a paper towel tube (a smaller firecracker can be made by using a toilet paper roll); crepe paper; plastic covers (from milk jugs or juice bottles); pipe cleaners; craft glue; and beads, bells, pasta, rice (or anything else that makes noise). The finished product will be a fun, safe way for your kids to make noise during a Fourth of July celebration. It also serves as a playful addition to an Independence Day party, as a party favor or decoration.
Fourth of July Crafts for Kids#4 -Uncle Sam Hat
Get your children involved with Fourth of July home decorations or party preparations by enlisting their help to make this whimsical addition. All that is needed to make an Uncle Sam Hat is one recycled plastic container with a lid (like one used for sour cream or cottage cheese), felt, and craft glue. To add a fun twist to your Independence Day get-together, create a group of these Uncle Sam Hats and fill them with them with party favors or candy, and give them out to your guests.
Complete instructions on how to make the patriotic wand, flag planter, firecracker noisemaker, or Uncle Sam hat, can be found by reading Jo Brielyn’s article, Fun Fourth of July Crafts for Kids.
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