Fourth of July Crafts for Kids

Fun Fourth of July Crafts for Kids  

Independence Day is one of the most festive days of the year! Patriotic colors, exhilarating parades, and late-night fireworks are just a few of the things that make celebrating the 4th of July such a treasured American tradition. So why not make this year’s festivities even more exciting with some fun Independence Day crafts for your little ones?
Perfect for both the young and the young at heart, these five patriotic crafts will help make this Fourth of July your most memorable one yet.


1. Design a Balloon Flag Backdrop

Whether you just want to add some patriotic pizzazz to your home or backyard or you’re looking for a cute social media backdrop to show off all those cute 4th of July outfits for kids, Ella Claire & Co.’s balloon flag wall decoration is one of our favorite kids’ decorations for Fourth of July.
Red, white, and blue helium balloons, packing tape, string, and a homemade weight are all you need to bring this vibrant display to life at home.


2. Make Your Own Fireworks Rings

Kids love all things baubles and bling. So why not try your hand at making your own firework-themed rings this 4th of July?
Even the tiniest hands can make these adorable accessories, which are a charming complement to any patriotic party dress or themed ensemble.
Even better? If you’re looking for easy craft ideas for kids, you’re in the right place. All you need to execute these Fantastic, Fun, and Learning DIY crafts for kids are red, blue, and silver tinsel stems. Red, white, and blue pipe cleaners also work in a pinch. Just be sure to make extras for envious family members and friends. (Bonus: These also make great party favors and photo props.)


3. Whip Up Your Own Patriotic Popsicles

Popsicles are a summer staple, but this easy-to-make craft from Grace & Good Eats puts a patriotic twist on the tradition.

Start by filling a popsicle mold with cherry red jello solution and allowing it to freeze. Then, add alternate layers of vanilla yogurt and berry blue jello, allowing each to freeze before adding the next. 

And voila! Refreshing popsicles that will taste even better because they’re homemade.


4. Make Some Noise with DIY Kazoos

Whether you’re cheering on the floats at your town parade or simply looking to make some noise in your own backyard, these do-it-yourself kazoos from Science Buddies aren’t just fun crafts for kids — they’re also educational!

The best part? You probably already have all the supplies you need to make these festive noisemakers — making this craft a great last-minute go-to if you find yourself with some unexpected rainy day downtime.


5. Create Your Own Shaving Cream Fireworks

Little hands like to get dirty. This clever craft from I Can Teach My Child not only gives into the mess but also produces a one-of-a-kind work of art.

As one of our favorite holiday crafts to make at home, this is the perfect outdoor activity for a hot summer day. (We recommend kids’ swimwear from bella bliss® for this one.) All you need to make your own shaving cream fireworks? Paper, shaving cream, red and blue paint or food coloring, toothpicks, a low-sided pan, and a piece of cardboard.

If you’re wondering how to celebrate the Fourth of July with kids this year, you’re in luck. These five creative crafts are an excellent way to embrace the spirit of Independence Day while keeping kids active, engaged, and entertained. Another great way to show your love for July Fourth? Dressing the kiddos in some patriotic attire from bella bliss®. Explore our Fourth of July style guide for adorable swimwear, tops, dresses, and more.
June 25, 2021 — Rachel Brazinski