4th Of July Preschool Crafts Kids Will Love.
When summer is in full swing, it’s time to look forward to the 4th of July celebrations with their fireworks, good food, and family fun. And since we are a crafts and activities focused site, we believe that part of that family fun should include crafting! We’ve put together a fun list of 20+ patriotic 4th of July crafts for preschoolers to make your holiday celebrations even better.
You’ll find crafts for bald eagles, flags, stars, fireworks, and other classic symbols for the occasion. You’ll also find lots of fun summertime crafts like bubble wands and blowers. All of these crafts are great for working with preschoolers, but your older kids will enjoy them as well.
Choose a few crafts from this list to deck your home, tables, and refrigerator in red, white, and blue.
4th of July Crafts for Kids
Easy Fireworks Craft from The Inspiration Edit:
Shooting off fireworks is a classic 4th of July activity. Make these paper fireworks at home with the kids first. It’s super easy to do with the printable template. Don’t they have the funniest faces?
Patriotic Cupcake Liner Flowers from Fireflies and Mud Pies:
Kids will so enjoy making these simple cupcake flowers for Independence Day. They make cute centerpieces if you bundle them up in mason jars.
Patriotic Bubble Wands from I Heart Crafty Things:
Nothing depicts the carefree feeling of a childhood summer better than blowing bubbles. These patriotic bubble wands are perfect for the 4th of July. Mix up some homemade bubble solution to provide bubble fun for the kids all day long.
Paper Plate Patriotic Craft from Non-Toy Gifts:
Work on beginner sewing skills and build those muscles used for fine motor activities with this lovely paper plate patriotic craft with a yarn star in the middle.
Printable 4th of July Wands from Projects with Kids:
Kids can mix and match designs to create these fun, patriotic wands to wave around during your patriotic celebrations.
Fireworks Ring Craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning:
Children will proudly show off their sparkly fireworks rings on the 4th of July. These are easy to make, and your kids will want to wear them long after the 4th is over.
More Simple 4th of July Crafts For Preschoolers
4th of July Paper Banner from The Gingerbread House:
Add some patriotic decor to your home! This paper banner is easy to make, and it will look gorgeous on your mantle, over a window or doorway, or decorating a table.
Red, White, and Blue Coffee Filter Stars from Simple Fun for Kids:
These stars are done within minutes (aside from drying time), and kids will love this process art technique. It’s so much fun to watch the colors as they spread across the stars.
Paper Roll American Flag from Non-Toy Gifts:
If you’re not saving your toilet paper rolls, you should start well before the 4th so you and the kids can make these beautiful paper roll American flags. They’ll look adorable decorating your tables or mantle. Add a battery-powered tealight candle to make them light up at night.
Patriotic Kids Blower from Natural Beach Living:
This craft will blow your kids away, literally! With star-spangled toilet rolls and red and white streamers, they’ll look so lovely blowing in the breeze on the 4th of July.
Scrunched Tissue Paper Star from Crafts by Ria:
Scrunching up tissue paper is a fun way for kids to practice their fine motor skills. Use the star template to guide the red, white, and blue layers.
Easy 4th July Crafts
Popsicle Stick Star Streamers from Happiness is Homemade:
It’s quick and easy to make a star out of popsicle sticks. Add a little paint and some streamers, and you’ll have some beautiful patriotic decor to hang in your home.
Patriotic Sensory Bottle from Rhythms of Play:
Help your kids calm down and self-regulate after a day of fun activities with a calming patriotic sensory bottle.
Felt Flag Art from Best Toys for Toddlers:
We really love the idea of this felt flag art for toddlers. If you don’t glue the pieces down, your child can assemble and disassemble the flag over and over during the month of July. It would make a wonderful quiet time activity.
Rocking Paper Plate Uncle Sam Craft from Red Ted Art:
How cute and adorable are these rocking Uncle Sam crafts? Uncle Sam is a patriotic figure that children recognize from an early age, so this craft is a fun way to work in a quick history lesson as well as some artistic fun.
4th of July Thumbprint Craft from A Dab of Glue Will Do:
Thumbprint crafts are fun and engaging for kids. Plus, parents really enjoy having a keepsake with things like fingerprints, handprints, and footprints to add to their kids’ scrapbooks.
Popsicle Stick Fireworks Craft from The Suburban Mom: Grab your popsicle sticks, glue, paint, and glitter, and you’re all set to make these super easy popsicle stick fireworks.
4th of July Rockets from Happiness is Homemade:
Save those toilet rolls and paper towel rolls to make cardboard rockets this 4th of July. When you’re done, put skewers in the yard, and slide the straws over them to set up your own kid-made patriotic display.
Bald Eagle Toilet Roll Craft from Homeschool Preschool:
This bald eagle craft is a terrific choice not only for the 4th of July, but for a bird unit in your homeschool or class studies as well. It’s an opportune time to talk about America’s national symbols since the bald eagle is the national bird.
Fireworks Painting with Straws from Sixth Bloom: Bundle straws together and dip them in paint to create one of these pretty fireworks paintings with the kids.
Which 4th of July crafts for preschoolers will you make with your kids this year?
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!