Celebrate the quintessential summer holiday with some red, white, blue, and craft glue! These adorable patriotic crafts are perfect for the Fourth of July, as well as Labor Day, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, and any other time of year. Your kids will love these ideas, so get crafting!
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Balloon Flag Wall Decoration
This craft suggestion from Ella Claire Inspired is just beyond simple and so creative you'll wish you thought of it yourself. Make a giant balloon flag to celebrate the best holiday of the summer! All you need is some balloons, a helium tank, clear packing tape, and some curling ribbon.
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Cupcake Liner Fireworks Craft
Try this super easy craft made from The Kindergarten Connection using themed cupcake liners you can find in any grocery store! Get creative with your designs or go beyond basic red, white, and blue for any other occasion.
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Stars & Stripes Mason Jars
Nothing says summer like mason jars suggested by Mason Jar Crafts Love. This craft is functional and fun. Make these painted jars with your kids and use them as decoration, utensil organizers, or votive holders. In addition to craft paint, you'll need some washi tape and foam sticker stars.
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Fireworks Ring Craft
Firework rings are a very cool accessory and are super easy to make. Just grab some sparkly pipe cleaners in patriotic colors. This great craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning is fun to do with kids at a backyard party or a couple of days before the Fourth! This same idea can be repurposed during Halloween time using black pipe cleaners for a spooky spider ring, too.Continue to 5 of 19 below.
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Paper Plate American Flag Craft
You can often find extra paper plates lying around after an outdoor bash. So get the kids involved in a little upcycling and make some fun decorative flag plates with this American flag paper craft idea from Simply Today Life. Modify this craft for younger children by drawing lines as guides for the paint.
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Patriotic Star Wreath
Have the best-decorated door in the whole neighborhood with this cute patriotic star wreath idea from The Resourceful Mama. Paper, ribbon, and anything else you want to get creative with goes a long way with this craft. Doing the heavy lifting here is a white paper plate as the base.
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Marble Painting Fireworks Activity
Marble painting is the perfect compromise between finger painting and keeping (mostly) clean. The kids will love this fun sensory activity from Kid Friendly Things to Do and make some adorable art while they're at it. Pro tip: Use an old cardboard box for rolling your marble and keep your home containers paint-free.
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DIY Star Spangled Slime
If you haven't heard, slime is the latest big thing. Even adults love making slime as a throwback to silly putty and elementary school science experiments. MomDot offers two recipes to make fantastic red, white, and blue slime for Independence Day and other patriotic holidays.Continue to 9 of 19 below.
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DIY Patriotic Ribbon Windsock
The perfect porch-front Fourth of July decor is an easy and decorative ribbon windsock. This DIY project from Hey Let's Make Stuff is so easy; you just need an embroidery hoop and some festive ribbons.
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4th of July Bingo Game
This cute craft from Crazy Little Projects makes for a perfect party game. Get the neighborhood kids together to create and play this easy bingo board for some backyard fun. Print out these pages and cut out the pieces for tons of patriotic fun.
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Popsicle Stick Uncle Sam
This adorable craft from Glued to My Crafts is on a whole new level in the classic handprint craft repertoire. Make a cute popsicle stick face and then add Uncle Sam's characteristic white beard with some little hand cutouts. Any child can adorably salute America with some crafting sticks, googly eyes, glue, and paint.
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Patriotic Suncatcher Craft
With the daylight at its peak in midsummer, you've got to start making good use of all those rays. This easy suncatcher craft from A Little Pinch of Perfect is patriotic and festive for an early July day.Continue to 13 of 19 below.
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Fourth of July Parade Wands
Besides barbecues and fireworks, a hometown Fourth of July parade is easily one of the best parts of the holiday. Make this fun parade wand from Eighteen Twenty Five with your kids to wave at the passing floats. You only need three materials to make this festive and flashy look.
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DIY Confetti Poppers
How much fun are these DIY confetti poppers from Happiness Is Homemade? These are the perfect thing to pass out at a party during the fireworks—fun for kids and adults alike. Balloons and toilet paper tubes are the secret ingredients.
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Popsicle Stick Button Flag Kid Craft
Put all the leftover popsicle sticks from all those ice cream truck purchases to good use with this cute button flag craft from Make and Takes.
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Stars and Stripes Flower Pot
This craft is so easy; you'll be mad you didn't think of it yourself. A chic stars and stripes flower pot idea from Lolly Jane is just the thing to get your yard ready for a barbecue. Chalky paint, a little time, and some creative flair, and you'll have a functional piece of art reminiscent of Jasper Johns' style.Continue to 17 of 19 below.
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Patriotic Washi Tape Cutlery
This washi tape idea from Takkido can take any household item from ordinary to extraordinary. Cute America-themed tapes make regular white plastic cutlery part of a full Fourth of July dining experience.
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Red, White, and Blue Paper Flowers
These oh-so-sweet red, white, and blue paper flowers from Live Laugh Rowe are the perfect centerpiece or porch decoration for the summer. This arrangement is chic and totally homemade.
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Stars and Stripes Sensory Bin
This sensory bin idea from Paper and Glue is such a cute activity for the youngest of your partygoers. This bin is super easy to assemble and provides hours of entertainment for little hands, especially if you provide tongs, scoopers, and chopsticks for added fun.