Easy 4th of July Crafts for Kids
Posted on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 7:00 am
The 4th of July is celebrated with a parade in the morning and fireworks at dusk. What are you planning to do with the time in between? One way to keep your kids entertained is to let them do some crafts that fit in with the 4th of July holiday. These ideas should fill at least an hour or so.
4 Craft Ideas for July 4th
Kids of all ages can draw their own fireworks. All you need is some chalk and some black construction paper. Or, you could use sidewalk chalk if you want to do the artwork outside. Draw a dot anywhere on the page (or sidewalk). Make lines that go out from that dot. You can make them all one color or mix it up. Keep adding lines that go outward from the dot until the drawing resembles a firework.
Hand Print Fireworks
All Kids Network has a very cute kids craft that makes fireworks. Have your child trace his or her hand onto red construction paper. Do it again on blue paper and white paper. Make as many paper hands as you can. Cut them all out.
Arrange the patriotic colored paper hands in a circle (with them overlapping at the center). Use some glue to add glitter around the edges of the fingertips all the way around the circle of hands. Check out the All Kids Network website to see a photo of the finished art project.
4th of July Coloring Pages
Kids of all ages can color! Crayola has several different designs of coloring pages that connect to the 4th of July. Parents can print them out for free (as many times as needed). Crayons, markers, or colored pencils will all work well with this simple coloring craft.
Popsicle Stick Flag
iVillage has a 4th of July craft that turns popsicle sticks into an American flag. Have your kids save their popsicle sticks after they have eaten the treat. Or, you can buy a package of craft popsicle sticks from any craft store.
Paint three sticks white. Paint three sticks red. These will become the stripes of the flag. Cut three popsicle sticks in half and paint them blue. Those will become the blue part of the flag. Glue the red and white sticks onto a piece of cardboard. Glue the three, blue, half sticks onto one corner of the flag. Stars can be made from paper and glued onto the blue sticks (or you can leave that area blue).