15 of the Best 4th of July Crafts for Kids to Make

Celebrate the 4th of July with these fun and easy patriotic Independence Day crafts for kids.

There are plenty of patriotic craft ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and kids of all ages to choose from that will keep their little hands occupied while they wait for the big day - or at your July the 4th party or event.

These adorable patriotic crafts are perfect for the Fourth of July, as well as Labor Day, Memorial Day and Veteran's Day.

From easy paper plate wreaths and fun salt-painted fireworks to cool red, white and blue tie-die shirts and simple confetti poppers, you're sure to find the perfect 4th of July craft for your child here.

15 of the Best 4th of July Crafts for Kids to Make

Prepare to watch the magic happen when you make this salt painted fireworks craft!

Kids of all ages will love to create their own fireworks with this simple painting activity.

Have the best-decorated door on the street with this cute red, white and blue paper wreath that little kids can make from a paper plate. 

Let your kids paint, cut, and glue to create their very own Uncle Sam out of popsicle sticks to show their patriotism.

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Wear your patriotism on your sleeve with a festive and fun red, white and blue tie die shirt.

Create a unique shirt for everyone in the family and ring in the fourth of July with style.

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This windsock made out of a toilet paper roll is the perfect porch-front decoration for 4th of July.

It’s super easy to make and kids will have so much fun making them.

These patriotic pinwheels are so much fun for kids to make and decorate.

When they are ready to put their pinwheels down, stick them in a flower pot or flowerbed and have a blast watching them go round and round. 

Paper lanterns with the American flag make for wonderful party decorations.

Make a whole bunch of them and string them in a row on a string then hang them to decorate.

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This adorable Uncle Sam craft made out of paper is the perfect Patriotic paper craft for kids this Independence Day.

Everyone needs at least one Uncle Sam decoration in their house for 4th of July, don’t you think?

These oh-so-sweet red, white, and blue cupcake liner flowers are the perfect centerpiece for 4th of July. 

The flower arrangement is fun and easy to make and is chic and homemade.

These patriotic star wands are pure magic, mainly because kids will have so much making them!

You only need three materials to make this festive craft and then you’re ready to wave at the passing floats.

This patriotic craft is just beyond simple and so creative you'll wish you thought of it yourself.

Make a cork American flag to celebrate the best holiday of the summer!

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When it comes to 4th of July party decorations, a homemade red, white and blue banner is a must!

This paper banner is simple to fold and can be decorated with glittery stars for a more festive look. 

These Confetti Poppers, Party Shooters, Confetti Blasters or whatever fun name you want to call them are super simple to make with some basic supplies you already have at home.

They are the perfect thing to pass around during the fireworks at your 4th of July celebration.

Create an explosively fun pattern on coffee filters with red, white and blue washable markers and a spray bottle for a fun and simple art project to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Your kid will be so proud to show off this cool patriotic masterpiece!

Looking for a fun activity to keep your youngest partygoers busy?

This 4th of July sensory bin is such a cute activity and costs less than $10 to assemble and provides hours of entertainment for little hands, especially if you provide tongs, scoopers, and chopsticks for added fun.

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