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11 Easy Crafts for the Fourth of July

by The Artful Parent Editorial Team
April 18, 2024

These crafts for Fourth of July are fun, easy and patriotic! They are perfect for Independence Day, and Memorial Day and Labor Day, too!

Updated May 2024

July 4th is almost here and since we like to celebrate any and all holidays with creative projects as much as anything else (yummy food! fireworks!), we’re sharing some ideas for easy crafts for the Fourth of July.

First of all, did you know you can turn any favorite art activity into a patriotic one by using red, white, and blue art supplies?

But here some especially good art projects for the 4th of July, or any other time you might want to do something extra Patriotic!

11 Easy Crafts for Fourth of July

dyeing flowers
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

1. Make Patriotic Flowers

Learn how to dye flowers with two (or more!) colors. You can use this fun and educational activity for your 4th of July celebration.

paper twirler
Photo by Andrea Martelle

2. Red, White, and Blue Spin Painting

Try a patriotic spin on this Artful Parent classic! Pour red, white, and blue paint into a salad spinner and see how it turns out!

batik flag
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

3. Paint a Glue Batik Flag

Glue batik is an easy and fun art activity for decorating your own fabric. Make an American flag, or any flag you’d like!

suncatcher wands
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

4. Make a DIY Wand with Red, White, and Blue Beads

Learn how to make a dazzling DIY wand from plastic beads! Kids will have a blast playing with these wands!

blow painting fireworks
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

5. Make Blow Painting Fireworks!

Use a straw to blow liquid paint on paper, creating amazing firework designs! You can also try white paint on black paper.

paper twirler
Photo by Andrea Martelle

6. Try DIY Paper Twirlers

These colorful paper twirlers are easy to make and mesmerizing to watch! They’re perfect decoration for a 4th of July party!

july marble painting
Photo by Andrea Martelle

7. Patriotic Marble Painting

Kids have fun rolling red, white, and blue paint-covered marbles on paper and the results are lovely abstract works of art.

flag raised salt painting
Photo by Rachel Withers

8. Raised Salt Painting Flags

This favorite art activity is perfect for making fireworks! Use glue to draw the fireworks, cover with salt, and then watch as they absorb liquid watercolors.

milky fireworks crafts for fourth of july
Photo by Rachel Withers

9. Fireworks! Magic Milk Activity for Kids

This rainbow milk science experiment is popular for a reason. Super simple to try with materials you already have, and it has amazing results!

patriotic splat painting for fourth of july crafts ideas
Photo by Rachel Withers

10. Try Splat Painting Fireworks

Splat painting so easy and so much fun for kids! This simple action art activity involves hitting paint-soaked cotton balls with a small mallet or spoon.

painted flag crafts for fourth of july
Photo by Andrea Martelle

11. Paint or Draw a Flag!

You don’t have to get fancy with your patriotic art. Simply draw or paint a flag or series of flags to hang up!

sensory play crafts for fourth of july
Photo Rachel Withers

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