4th of July Crafts



July 4 is the day when you commemorate the independence of the United States of America from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Itís the occasion when you celebrate with parades, fireworks, parties, carnivals, and picnics. There are a variety of public and private events held across the nation to help people celebrate with fun and enthusiasm.

While there may be outdoor events and activities, itís important to make people, especially the kids and youth, understand the significance of this day.

One way of helping them do so is to engage them in 4th of July crafts and activities at home.

4th of July Craft Ideas for Kids and Adults

Given below is a list of 4th of July craft projects which you may teach your kids to make them celebrate the day in a special way.

US National Flag

This is one of the most patriotic 4th of July crafts. The materials you need for this craft are given below.

  • 9 craft sticks
  • Brushes
  • Blue construction paper
  • Red and white acrylic paint
  • White gel pen
  • Glue

Instructions:

Follow the steps below to find out how to make this craft.

  • Encourage your kids to use red paint to color 5 craft sticks and white paint to color 4 craft sticks.
  • Attach the sticks in an alternating pattern such that you glue them to one craft stick on the right and 2 craft sticks on the left and middle.
  • Cut a small sized square from the construction paper, and let your kids draw white stars on it with the help of a white gel pen.
  • Once the glue has set enough, turn the flag over. Apply glue on the construction paper.
  • Glue another stick on the back of the long craft stick and let it set properly.
This is how you create the US national flag and teach your kids how to do it.

4th of July Craft on USA Flag


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Glitter Works For Fun

If your kids would like to explore some fireworks, why wait till the evening? Hereís one of the fun 4th of July crafts for kids to create glitter works and get delighted as much as they would when observing fireworks. The materials youíll need to create glitter works are:

  • Glitter
  • Dark blue paper
  • White glue

Instructions:

Check out the steps on how to create glitter works.

  • Sketch firework bursts on the blue paper using white glue.
  • Sprinkle glitters of multiple colors onto the wet glue.
  • Remove excess glitter from the sheet of paper.
The glitter works are now ready! Out of all 4th of July crafts, this one is sure to delight your kids and bring a smile on their faces.

4th of july craft for Glitter Works

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Red, White, And Blue Star Wreath

This is one of the most exciting crafts for 4th of July. The materials you need to create this patriotic craft are listed below:

  • Construction papers in red, white, and blue colors
  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Glitter

Instructions:

Check out the steps below so as to create this craft.

  • Cut a big hole in the paper plate.
  • Encourage your kids to cut star-shaped pieces from the construction papers.
  • Let your kids decorate the stars with glitters and other embellishments.
  • Apply glue to attach the stars to the paper plate.
So, thatís how you engage your kids to create exciting crafts for the 4th of July.

Star Wreath on 4th of july

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A star-spangled welcome for your guests

One of the 4th of July crafts thatís sure to get appreciated by one and all is a star-spangled paper wreath often used to welcome guests. So, youíll need to fix it to your front door. The materials you need for this 4th of July craft are:

  • 4 pieces (5 inch by 6 inch) of red, blue, and white card stock paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • Clear tape
  • Cardboard
  • Tacky glue
  • String
  • Aluminum foil

Instructions:

A step-by-step method for creating this craft is given below.

  • Place a double-sided tape along the shorter edge of a piece cut out from a card stock paper. Roll the paper to form a cone and apply glue.
  • Repeat the above step with several pieces of cardstock paper.
  • Place a piece of double-sided tape at the back of each cone-shaped piece of paper.
  • Create a circle out of the cardboard.
  • Place the multi-colored cones on the cardboard circle and press it to adhere.
  • Turn the wreath over and fix the cones at the back with strips of clear tape.
  • Apply glue to a piece of cardboard and cover it with aluminum foil.
  • If you find wrinkles on the foil, smooth them out.
  • Cut a star-shaped piece from the foil-covered cardboard.
  • Apply glue at the back of the star-shaped piece.
  • Press the star-shaped piece onto the middle part of the wreath, and let it dry.
  • Create a loop with a string and fix it to the back of the cardboard. Hang the wreath from the string, and itíll make the perfect item for you to welcome your guests in a special way.
4th of July crafts for Guests

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Star Wand

This is one of the easy 4th of July crafts thatíll help your kids add some fun to this special day. The materials required for this craft are given below.

  • 12 inch wooden dowel
  • White craft glue
  • White yarn
  • White craft foam
  • 5 paper clips
  • Red, blue, and white glitter glue
  • Paper plate
  • 5 scraps of felt
  • Small paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Star pattern or template

Instructions:

Just go through the steps below and find out how to create this 4th of July craft.

  • Spread white glue on the dowel uniformly.
  • Spiral the white yarn around the dowel to cover it.
  • Let the dowel rest against a paper plate and dry up with time.
  • Use the star template or pattern to cut 2 stars from the white craft foam.
  • Trim the ends of the yarn when the dowel dries up.
  • Apply white glue on the stars.
  • Fix an extreme end of the dowel between 2 foam stars.
  • Place a scrap of felt on each star and secure it with paper clips. The purpose is to hold the star such that it remains closed till it dries up.
  • Let the star wand stand straight and dry completely.
  • Add red glitter glue to the yarn by using a paintbrush.
  • Spread white glitter glue on the part of the dowel that lies between the spirals of the yarn.
  • Adorn the star with red and blue glitter glue.
  • Let the star wand dry for quite some time.

These are some of the 4th of July crafts for kids and adults whoíd like to join them in activities that add fun and excitement and make the day even more special!

Last Updated: 27th May, 2017