Whether your children love fireworks or not, they can still celebrate Independence Day with these unique Fourth of July kids crafts!
We did a lot of crafting as children in my family, but never much for the Fourth of July. My poor mom – there were five kids and so she probably just wanted the summer off!
I have to say though, I really love Fourth of July kids crafts . . . and it seems each year they are getting more and more clever. Much better than when I was younger (I think back then we pretty much only had macaroni art).
I will say that although I loved the crafting aspect of the 4th, I didn’t really love the fireworks. Not even sparklers. I know, I know . . . but fireworks were loud and messy. I’ve never liked really loud noises so you can imagine they weren’t my fave.
Whether or not your children love fireworks, they can still celebrate with these fun projects. Because the truth is that fireworks are cute when you’re crafting them, and there’s no noise!
To see all of the inspiration, just scroll down. I know you’ll find something you (and your kids) will love!
These Fourth of July crafts for kids will keep your kids busy this holiday! Check out some of my favorite picks I know your kids are going to love.
Patriotic Bottle Cap Necklace
This sequin DIY bottle cap necklace has a patriotic theme that’s perfect for the fourth of July!
Red, White, and Blue Sand Art
This sand art is so pretty and will keep kids busy for hours! Put any color combinations together that you like.
4th of July Wreath with Duck Tape
Learn how to make the EASIEST 4th of July wreath using Duck Tape! It’s so simple that even a kid can do it. Use a smaller wreath form for younger children.
Flag Handprint Art
Learn how to make handprint art that looks like the American flag! Perfect for kids that love to paint.
Homemade Star Chalk
Learn how to make homemade chalk in star shapes using a silicone mold - you can make the colors of red, white, and blue.
American Flag Canvas with Fabric
Make unique and EASY American flag canvas art with fabric and Mod Podge! Perfect for the 4th or for just showing off your USA pride.
Faux Paper Sparklers
These faux paper sparklers are perfect for toddlers or small kids who want to enjoy the holiday but don’t want to get involved with the real deal!
Perler Bead Drink Covers
Learn how to make perler bead drink covers perfect for the Fourth of July! These are an easy craft both for kids and adults. Great for keeping bugs anything else out of beverages at a summer party or BBQ.
Q-Tip Fireworks Craft for Kids
Kids can use Q-Tips to make this easy fireworks craft! It’s a great art project for the 4th of July or Memorial Day!
4th of July Paper Lantern
You won't believe how easy it is for kids to make these red, white, and blue paper lanterns for the fourth. They are fun to decorate, too.
Acrylic Flag Necklace
Heidi used acrylic sheets for her necklace, but this project would also be fun with Shrinky Dinks.
Coffee Filter Flowers
Coffee filter flowers are a fun patriotic kids craft and a great addition to your 4th of July picnic table centerpiece! Easy to make with materials you probably have on hand.
Tie Dye Patriotic T-Shirt
This shirt reminds me of rocket pops, how about you? It's pretty easy for kids to make with tie dye.
Fireworks aren’t the only thing that makes noise on the 4th of July – so do these recycled noisemakers!
Dollar Tree Candy Dish
Are you lacking in patriotic crafts? This DIY candy dish is perfect – cover a dollar store find with tissue paper and decoupage medium. Kids will love the Sparkle Mod Podge!
Patriotic Mason Jars
Kids of all ages will love painting these jars - and you can add LED lights to make them perfect porch candles.
Popsicle Stick Flags
These are so easy to paint and glue - kids of all ages will love making these American flags with popsicle sticks.
DIY Cardboard Fourth of July Hats
These cute little hats are perfectly patriotic and great for 4th of July photos! Can you believe that these two hats were made from cereal boxes, toilet paper rolls, and corrugated cardboard?
Red, White, and Blue Star Wands
Star wands with red, white, and blue ribbons make wonderful patriotic party favors for kids.
Tin Can Windsocks
Use recycled tin cans along with craft paint and sparkly ribbon to decorate your porch for the Fourth.
Painter's Tape Flag Art
You're going to love making this painted flag art with your kids. It's easy to make using painter's tape!
Which of these Fourth of July kids crafts would you try first? I’d love to hear in the comments! You should also check out these other posts!