17 Kid-Friendly 4th of July Crafts

Keep the kids busy while you’re grilling with these fun, festive and family-friendly 4th of July crafts!

Painted Lawn Stars

“A piece of old cardboard with a star cut out, some construction marking spray paint and lots of family on the front lawn. This paint is specifically made for using on grass and it will NOT kill the grass. I can personally attest to that fact.” – Jeannine

4th of July Craft Idea Patriotic Kids Blower

“I am so excited about this 4th of July Craft Idea for your kids. These Patriotic Kids Blowers have been so much fun already. Whether you are having a Summer party or you are just looking for a great craft to make with your children. This one will blow them away.” – Kimberly

Patriotic Hand Print Flag Craft

“I thought you all would love a patriotic American flag craft hand print to celebrate Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Veteran’s Day. Check out how cute it came out!” – Krissy

Fireworks Craft for Kids Using Straws

“4th of July is coming up and it’s time for the kids to make some crafts! Consider buying a $1 bag of straws so they can make some cool fireworks! It’s the perfect art project that is quick and turns out neat for the holiday :)” – Michelle

Popsicle Stick Uncle Sam

“Whether you make this in honor of Memorial Day or 4th of July – I sure hope you and your child have fun making it! So without ado – give an All-American salute to summertime with our simple and inexpensive popsicle stick kid craft! Just follow the simple step-by-step tutorial below, to create your one-of-a-kind piece with your child today! Happy crafting {and celebrating} my friends!” – Stacey

4th of July Craft for Kids: Patriotic Necklace

“Looking for a simple 4th of July craft for kids? These patriotic necklaces are super easy to make and provide a wonderful opportunity for patterning and fine motor practice.” – Chelsey

Celebrate Your Own Style: Happy 4th of July!

“If you don’t have anything to wear, you can whip up a quick outfit — as long as you have kitchen sponges, acrylic paint and some imagination!” – Meg

Shaving Cream Fireworks

“These Shaving Cream Fireworks paintings were just as fun to make as they are to display! From a toddler to preschoolers, all my kids loved this cool process art project. It’s messy fun and doesn’t need very many supplies!” – Amy

Popsicle Stick American Flag Magnet Craft

“This one in honor of today, flag day and the upcoming 4th of July. Just a fun and easy little Popsicle stick American flag craft to create with your kids and hang on the fridge.” – Melissa

Confetti Launchers

“We love celebrating Independence Day but it’s kind of a bummer most residential areas don’t allow popping of fireworks. We’ve got an easy (and cheap) solution for your kids to still enjoy the 4th of July with a bang.” – Josie

DIY 4th Of July Bracelets

“Here’s a patriotic twist on these amazingly easy-to-make bracelets that my grandmother showed me how to make as a kid. DIY 4th of July Bracelets are simple and fun!” – Jessika

4th of July Popsicle Stick Stars

“My kids and I enjoy this holiday, not to just celebrate what it stands for but because my husband is off work and we spend the day as a family. This week we made star decorations out of popsicle sticks.” – Nicole

Kids Fireworks Craft Using a Fork

“In honor of the 4th of July or Memorial Day you can have your kids make these cool fork firework prints! It doesn’t require any prep work either so if you have a fork in your kitchen drawer, pull it out and have some fun with this art project!” – Michelle

Patriotic Suncatcher Kids Craft for Fourth of July

“Kids can make a flag inspired Patriotic Suncatcher Craft for the Fourth of July (or Memorial Day and how about Flag Day too) that glows like fireworks when put in the sun. They turn out so enchanting, you will almost want to salute!” – Katie

Patriotic Craft For Kids: Super-Simple American Flag Wind Spinners

“These super-simple American flag wind spinners, made with a paper plate, are the perfect patriotic craft for kids of all ages.” – Zina

Paper Plate Craft Patriotic Hat

“This patriotic paper plate hat will have kids decorating quietly while you get the grill fired up.” – Caitlin

Uncle Sam Craft

“To go along with our patriotic theme this week, we talked a little about Uncle Sam. I shared a few tidbits of information about this American symbol from Ben’s Guide, and we looked at some pictures together. The kids did their best impressions of the famous Uncle Sam poster.” – Shaunna