The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate. Being able to honor the freedom found in the United States of America is something I hold near and dear to my heart. To me, the 4th of July not only reminds me of the freedoms we are blessed with, but also the sacrifices made by those who serve to protect our amazing country. Each year I like to do 4th of July crafts and activities with my children that help bring the colors of our nation (red, white and blue) into our home.
This year we are doing crafts that are easy, fun, and affordable. Having four children ranging in age from 1 to 9 makes craft time a little complicated at times, however these 4th of July crafts are easily enjoyed by children of all ages. Here are just a few that we will be doing. Enjoy!
4th of July Crafts
2-in-1 Ribbon Tiara and Parade Wand
This was a fun and fast craft to make with my girls. In the sunlight, the ribbon tiaras sparkled and shined. We also used them as parade wands as well. They are so beautiful. We may make a few extras to give as gifts and sell at our lemonade stand later this summer.
Homemade Confetti Launchers
Using common household items and some decorative tape, these confetti launchers make the perfect way to celebrate any occasion. The fun factor is off the charts with this one. We may get creative and try launching other things, besides cut up paper and see what happens.
4th of July Straw Rockets
Making straw rockets is the perfect craft to do while you are waiting on fireworks to start or hamburgers to get done cooking. Simply decorate some paper, cut, tape, and shoot! This craft will keep children and adults entertained all evening.
Painting rocks is one activity my children never get tired of. Using three colors (red, white, & blue) paint rocks with 4th of July themed designs. Give them as gifts, decorate the walkway to your house, or keep a collection for yourself.
American Flag Craft with Sticks
I love crafts that have are affordable to make and this American flag craft is just that. Using sticks or twigs and some hot glue, you can easily create this unique and creative craft. Children of all ages will enjoy painting the sticks and putting them together in the proper pattern. I would suggest a parent assist with the glue gun, and it has a tendency to burn people easily.