Here’s a big list of fun Fourth of July crafts for adults and kids to make. Most of them are kid-friendly, with some adult supervision.
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Fourth of July Crafts
Some of these crafts are kid-friendly, but most require some adult supervision. All of them result in either big fun for the kids or a wonderful decoration for your Fourth of July holiday.
Rubber Band Powered Cup Launcher
This is a fun and simple craft that makes a cup you can "launch" like a rocket through the use of rubber bands. It's even a little bit educational for the kids.
Fourth of July Craft: Sidewalk Chalk Stars
This is a recipe for making your own red, white and blue sidewalk chalk in the shape of stars. This is not a project younger kids can help with, but once it's done, they will love playing with the chalks.
Homemade Play Dough Recipe Collection
You can use our homemade play dough recipes to make your own red, white, and blue clay for kids to enjoy. Just use red, white, and blue food paste or coloring to get it the right colors.
July Fourth Ribbon Chandelier
This fun and festive ribbon chandelier looks great over a patio table, picnic table, or even indoors if it rains.
Patriotic Star Wreath Craft for Kids
With paper plates and colored paper and some basic household items, you can make this simple but delightful July Fourth wreath. This is a kid-friendly project. And if you don't have a star hole punch, you can use a cookie cutter or create a stencil.
Patriotic Soda Bottles
These painted and decorated soda bottles look a lot harder to make than they actually are.
Red White and Blue Tin Can Luminaries
These red, white and blue tin cans hold tea light candles, and the holes in the cans let the light shine through. The only part of this that isn't kid friendly is using a hammer and nails to make the holes.
Patriotic Balloon Flag
It just doesn't get any easier than this. Balloons placed somewhere on your house, arranged to look like the American flag. This is a great way to let guests know they've arrived at the right house.
Magazine Mosaic Flag: an easy patriotic craft using old magazines
This moasic flag is actually a collage using old magazines - or junk mail, or anything in the right colors - to make a design that looks like the American flag. This is a great way for kids to learn collage.
Foil 4th of July Utensil Holders + Free Printable
I love crafts that recycle stuff you already have. This is a brilliant little project for a picnic table or backyard. You use a free printable to make the design.
Scrapbusting Patriotic Windsock
Take any leftover cloth or ribbon you have in red, white and blue, and make this windsock to blow in the breeze.
Patriotic Craft Stick American Flag Craft
With craft sticks, glue, paint and somt stickers, kids can make these really cute flags. You can put them in a vase to make a center piece, or give them to guests as a party favor.
American Flag Paint Stick Project
And here's a bigger version of the stick flag. This one uses old paint sticks, making it perfect for households where you do a lot of house painting.
Shaving Cream Fireworks
This one is designed to be kid-friendly. Kids can simply fill a cookie sheet type pan with shaving cream and add red and blue paint or food coloring to make firework designs.
4th of July Star Sun Catchers: Kids Craft
Here's another kid-friendly craft. These sun catchers are surprisingly pretty and perfect for hanging over your patio or backyard.
Easy Red White and Blue Patriotic Ribbon Wand
This is a very cute and relatively easy project. Kids will love waving this ribbon flag because it's even cooler than a regular flag.
4th of July Toilet Roll Rockets
All you need are some cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls, some ribbon and paint brushes and a few other supplies, and you can make these adorable decorative red, white and blue rockets.
4th of July Craft for Kids: Patriotic Necklace
This is a kid-friendly project where you bead a red, white and blue necklace with pony beads. Younger kids just need some adult supervision and instruction to make this fun necklace.
4th of July Decorations: Ten Minute Votives
This is a quick and easy project that gives you these adorable candle holders. You could actually make these in other colors and use them for weddings and all sorts of holidays and special events.
Patriotic Mason Jar Lanterns
These Mason Jar Lanterns just need some paint and decorative vinyl cutouts. They're easy to make, and if you don't have all the supplies you need, you can make easy substitutions.