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4th of July Craft Ideas

Written by Country Home Learning Center on July 1, 2019

It’s America’s birthday week! As we get ready to celebrate our country with friends, family, and fireworks, here are some holiday-themed crafts to get your kiddos involved in the festivities. 

Patriotic Wind Catcher

This flag wind catcher is fun and easy to make, and it can double as a perfect decoration for the barbecue you’re hosting this weekend. Let each child make a few of these wind catchers to hang from your front porch or wherever they add that finishing touch.

What you’ll need:

  • Paper plates
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Glue
  • Red, white, and blue paint
  • Ribbon or string

Instructions for making patriotic wind catchers. 

Star-spangled Slime

Slime is a sensory activity that never gets old. It’s a life-saver craft because it keeps the little ones busy while they’re making it, and long after it’s made! Plus, it only requires three ingredients…that’s what we call a parenting win! 

What you’ll need:

  • Liquid starch
  • Clear school glue
  • Red, white, and blue star confetti

Instructions for making star-spangled slime.

Pom Pom Flag Painting 

A 4th of July craft list wouldn’t be complete without a flag painting activity. This no-mess painting technique is fun for kids of all ages. This is another craft that can be repurposed as a party decoration; your kids will be so proud to show off their masterpieces, and you’ll have one less thing to think about! 

What you’ll need:

  • Paint
  • Red, white, and blue paint
  • White paper 

Instructions for painting flags with pom poms.

Glow-in-the-dark Sensory Bottles

With so many 4th of July activities taking place at night, these sensory bottles are the perfect July 4th activity for little ones. Additionally, if fireworks frighten your little one, holding these light-up bottles might help soothe your child during the fireworks show. You can even surprise your kiddos by not telling them that the bottles glow in the dark… they’ll be in awe when they see them light up at night!

What you’ll need:

  • Empty water bottles
  • Water
  • Baby oil or bath oil
  • Red, white, and blue glitter 
  • Food coloring
  • Red, white, and blue glow sticks

Instructions for glow-in-the-dark sensory bottles.

We hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July with friends and family. Be sure to share pictures of your masterpieces with us on social media! Happy crafting!