I love Independence Day! My family usually spends the day celebrating freedom by eating awesome food, watching fireworks, and making fun & patriotic crafts with the kiddos…because really…who doesn’t love a good craft that gets your kiddos covered in some red, white, & blue paint? There are so many 4th of July craft ideas on the internet that trying to pick one can be a little overwhelming so I put together a little list for you (because I love lists). Scroll through to see my top 30 4th of July craft ideas & recipes for the kiddos this year!
Simple 4th of July Craft Ideas for Kids
1. Cardboard Tube Fireworks
Cut slits on one end of some toilet paper or paper towels rolls to make these firework burst paintings. Repurposing & crafting with the kids…Two birds, one stone. Find the instructions at Happiness is Homemade.
2. American Flag T-shirts
3. Star Spangled Slime
4. Pom-Pom American Flag Painting
5. Red, White, and Blue Pencil Toppers
6. Statue of Liberty Crown & Torch
7. Uncle Sam Mask & Beard
8. Magazine Mosaic Flag
9. Hand and Footprint Bald Eagle
10. Shaving Cream Fireworks
11. 4th of July Rocks!
12. Firecracker Noisemaker
13. Firecracker Party Popper
14. Safe & Sparkless Sparklers
15. Homemade 4th of July Chalk
16. Patriotic Windsock
17. Patriotic Salt Dough Magnets
18. Toilet Paper Roll Firework
19. Toilet Paper Roll Rockets
20. Coffee Filter Water Color Flags
21. Egg Carton American Flag
Simple 4th of July Recipes
Independence Day doesn’t only call for fun crafts, you also need some simple patriotic snacks! Here are some of my favorite 4th of July recipes for kids!
22. Patriotic Yogurt Popsicles
These patriotic yogurt popsicles are my kids’ favorite snack! They are so simple to make that the kids can pitch in or make these themselves. Yogurt pops are also healthy enough for a quick breakfast when you are short on time!
23. Watermelon Star Pops
Use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut out some fun 4th of July watermelon star pops!
24. Patriotic Dirt Cake
Make a spin on traditional dirt cake with cream cheese and red, white, and blue star shaped sprinkles!
25. 4th of July SnoCone Cupcakes
Make some SnoCone look-a-like cupcakes with your kiddos this 4th of July!
26. Firecracker Cake Pops
Firecracker cake pops are made of red, white, and blue cake layers with pop rocks tucked on the inside. How cool!?
27. Firecracker Sugar Cookies
If you don’t want to make the layered firecracker cake pops, you can still have a “poppin'” treat with these firecracker sugar cookies!
28. Patriotic White Chocolate Pretzels
Patriotic White Chocolate Pretzels are a simple treat that the kids can make themselves. Just drizzle with white chocolate and add sprinkles!
29. Red, White, and Blue Pancakes Stacks
Don’t leave breakfast out of the 4th of July celebrations! Make Berry Patriotic Pancake Stacks to start Independence Day off right!
30. Patriotic Dipped Strawberries
These dipped strawberries are another simple treat that your kids can make on their own. Berries, chocolate, and sprinkles are all that you need!
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