The Fourth of July is right around the corner and it is an exciting time of celebration for our country. While our kiddos may not understand the significance of the day, we can still make it special and fun in a variety of ways. Making Fourth of July crafts with your kids gives you an opportunity to show them that this day is different than other days. Here are some simple craft ideas that your kids will enjoy that can be made with items around your home.
If you have a baby, try painting their feet with red and blue. Stamp their foot on white paper and you’ve got the base of a firework. You could also adapt this technique, paint their foot multiple times and stamp them in a clockwise motion to make a starburst. Don’t forget to add the date so you can look back on this and remember their first Fourth of July.
If you have older kiddos, purchase a couple plain white tees and let them use their hands as stamps. They’ll have fun tying messy and you won’t have to buy a Fourth of July tee shirt. Instead they’ll have a personalized shirt and a fun memory go with it!
You have to try these straw fireworks from Crafty Morning. With a couple puddles pain and some bendy straws, your little one can independently make their own firework display. Simply tape some straws together with the tip facing outward and let ’em have at it! This Fourth of July craft is sure to bring a ton of fun!
This windsock from Real Coake is the perfect Fourth of July Craft! Make a windsock out of a tin can, toilet paper roll or rolled up piece of construction paper. Let your kids decorate to their hearts content. You can give them paint, glitter, sequins, buttons or simply cut up paper to decorate. Add some streamers or ribbon and watch it blow in the summer wind. This is a craft that can be kept up for a few weeks to come and that your kids can display with pride.
When thinking of Fourth of July crafts for your kids, look no further than this button flag from Glued To My Crafts Blog. There are so many options when it comes to recreating an American flag with simple household supplies. This craft can be as simple or complex as you’d like, making it fun for kids of all ages.
For younger kids, use strips of paper for the red and white and have them tear white paper themselves for the stars. For older kids, let them get creative and use buttons on popsicle banners. Or, try using real fabric, fabric glue and a down rod to make a small replica. Whatever version of flag you choose, take advantage of this teaching moment to share with your child what each element of the flag represents.
Your kids will love spending time with you making crafts that they can display in their home and outside for others to enjoy. Encourage them to show off their crafts and give them a small taste of what American pride is all about.