16 Crafts and Activities for the Fourth Of July

  1. DIY Firework T-Shirts: Grab some plain white t-shirts and fabric paint. Use a fork to create fireworks designs by dabbing the paint onto the shirt. Let dry and wear on Independence Day!
  1. Patriotic Windsocks: Take a red, white, and blue plastic tablecloth and cut strips from them. Attach the strips to a paper towel roll or PVC pipe and secure with tape. Hang it outside for a festive display.
  1. Firecracker Decorations: Using empty toilet paper rolls, paint them in red, white, and blue. Glue on stars and hang them from a string to create a firecracker garland.
  1. Independence Day Slime: Make red, white, and blue slime using clear glue, borax, and food coloring. Mix each color separately and layer them in a clear container for a USA-inspired sensory experience.
  1. Fourth of July Wreath: Create a wreath using a foam ring, red, white, and blue ribbon, and faux flowers. Wrap the ribbon around the ring and attach the flowers for a patriotic door decoration.
  1. American Flag Popsicles: Blend strawberries and blueberries with yogurt and pour the mixture into popsicle molds. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze for a refreshing and patriotic treat.
  1. Starry Night Luminaries: Collect glass jars and paint the outside with acrylic paint in patriotic colors. Use a star stencil to create a starry night effect. Place tea lights inside for a magical glow.
  1. DIY Sparklers: Make your own safe “sparklers” using pipe cleaners. Twist red, white, and blue pipe cleaners together, leaving some strands loose at the ends. Wave them around for a sparkly effect.
  1. Freedom Bracelets: Using red, white, and blue beads and elastic string, create personalized bracelets to show your patriotic spirit.
  1. Firework Paintings: Dip a small brush in white paint and create a firework design on black construction paper. Add glitter or metallic markers to make it sparkle.
  1. Independence Day Photo Booth: Set up a backdrop using red, white, and blue streamers or a patriotic tablecloth. Provide props like hats, sunglasses, and flags for a fun photo booth experience.
  1. Uncle Sam Hat Craft: Decorate a paper plate with red and white stripes. Cut out a blue rectangle and attach stars to it. Form the plate into a cone shape and secure with tape. Wear it proudly!
  1. Firecracker Snack Bags: Fill clear cellophane bags with red, white, and blue snacks like popcorn, pretzels, and M&Ms. Tie the ends with ribbon or string for easy and festive treats.
  1. Patriotic Balloon Dart Game: Fill red, white, and blue balloons with small prizes or candy. Attach them to a board or wall and let kids throw darts to win.
  1. American Flag Handprints: Use red and blue paint to make handprints on white cardstock. Add white stars and write “Happy Fourth of July” for a memorable keepsake.
  1. DIY Parade Float: Gather a wagon or cart and decorate it with flags, streamers, and balloons. Take part in a local Fourth of July parade and showcase your patriotic creation.

Enjoy these crafts and activities to celebrate the Fourth of July in a fun and creative way!

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