Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

Have fun celebrating the Fourth of July with these easy kids crafts!

American Flag Sand Painting

Supplies Needed:

4 c white sand
dry red and blue tempera paints
sturdy cardboard
picture of the American flag
white glue
clear plastic spray for sealing
paper cups

Mix 1/3 of the sand with 1 1/2 Tbsp dry red tempera paint. Mix another 1/3 with 1 1/2 Tbsp dry blue tempera paint and leave the remaining sand white. Draw a flag design on sturdy cardboard or glue a paper copy of the American flag onto a piece of sturdy cardboard. Working with one color at a time, spread glue over the marked-off design, sprinkle the colored sand over it, let dry, then shake off extra sand. Repeat the process with the other colors. When dry, seal with clear plastic spray. You can find a coloring page of the American flag



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3-D Paper Stars

These three-dimensional stars look so attractive and especially hanging where they will be seen from all sides.

Supplies Needed:

red, white and blue cardstock(or similar thick paper)
glitter glue
cord or string

Draw a large star on each of the colored pieces of cardstock, or use this star template.
Cut one star from a point to it's center. Make a cut in the other star from between two points to it's center. Align the cuts and slide the stars together to make a three-dimensional shape. Pierce a small hole through the point where the two stars meet and thread the cord or string through to make a hanging loop. If hanging these 3-D stars outside we use foam sheets to make the stars.


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USA Windsock

Supplies Needed:

8 1/2 x 11 inch white craft foam sheet
blue craft foam sheet
hole punch
red ribbon or red crepe paper strips

1. Draw and cut out several stars from the blue foam sheet.
2. Using a hole punch, punch holes approximately 1 inch apart down the length of both short edges of the white foam sheet. With the string, weave together the short edges of the foam sheet to form a tube. Punch two holes; one on either side of the top of the tube and attach a ribbon to hang up the windsock.
3. Glue on the blue stars to the tube.
4. Punch holes along the bottom edge of the tube and tie on red ribbon or red crepe paper strips to the holes.


Craft Kits

You might also like these patriotic craft kits:

Patriotic Necklace Craft Kit (Makes 12)
Fillable Patriotic Bracelets Craft Kit (Makes 12)
Craft House Sun Catcher Patriotic Apple : 32336
USA Flag Fan Craft Kit

Theme Related Books

Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney!
Fourth of July Mice!
The Story of America's Birthday
Corduroy's Fourth of July (Corduroy (Board Book))
F Is For Flag (Reading Railroad Books)
Happy Birthday, America
The Story of "the Star-Spangled Banner"
Hats off for the Fourth of July (Christian Mother Goose)
Wow! America!

Treat Ideas

Wilton Icing Decorations
Wilton Cupcake Party Pack
Patriotic Cakes Candles
Patriotic Cakes Cookies - Do-It-Yourself Cookies Decorating Pkg.
Wilton Fun Pix 40/Pkg Patriotic Stars & Stripes Flags


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