Fourth of July is coming up fast! What better way to have some family fun than doing cute patriotic crafts together? We’ve compiled our list of the most simple, adorable Fourth of July art projects to do as a family. Check out this list of activities, with the recommended ages, and get crafting!
1. Fork Fireworks (Age: toddlers and preschoolers)
This craft is good for toddlers and preschoolers who can grip a fork. Get a piece of construction paper or cardstock, paint the tongs of a fork, and help your little one press the fork onto the paper in circular patterns to create fireworks!
2. Footprint Rocket (Age: newborns and infants)
3. Star Finger Painting (Age: toddlers and preschoolers)
Handprint and footprint crafts are ideal for little babies who are too young for traditional arts-and-crafts projects. Grab a white canvas and some patriotic paint colors. Paint your little one’s foot red or blue, and stamp onto the canvas. Then cut out triangle shapes to make the footprint look like a rocket ready to blast into the night sky. Be sure to date the picture so you can remember how tiny your little one was for his first Fourth of July!
Cut out star shapes out of cardboard or use die-cut stars and tape onto a piece of paper. Let your little one finger paint around the shapes using red and blue paints. It’s okay if some paint gets on the cardboard stars. Once the paint is completely dry, remove the stars from the page to reveal the white star spaces underneath, and you’ll have a beautiful patriotic-themed art project to display!4. Tissue Paper American Flag (Age: preschoolers and school-aged children)
For preschoolers and older children, draw a draft of the American flag on a piece of paper. Tear up small pieces of blue tissue paper and help your child glue them into the upper corner. Then, tear little pieces of red and white tissue paper and let your little one glue the pieces in a line on the page to form the stripes of the flag. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice those fine motor skills.5. Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks (Age: toddlers and preschoolers)
Using recycled items is a great way to do craft projects. Grab an empty toilet paper roll and cut slits all around one end, about two inches up the roll, to form an octopus-like shape. Spread the tabs out and dip into paints, and then use it as a stamp on a piece of paper to make “fireworks.” Let your little one use creativity when choosing the colors and where to stamp the page.6. Glitter Handprint Fireworks (Age: all ages)
Paint your little one’s hand red, blue, or gold, and let your child make handprints all over the paper. You can use as many colors as you want! While the paint is still wet, sprinkle some red, blue, or gold glitter on top for a shiny finish. The handprints will look like fireworks sparkling in the night sky!7. Craft Stick Fireworks (Age: school-aged children)
All you need for this adorable project are three popsicle sticks, some construction paper, ribbon, and glue! Help your child glue together three popsicle sticks, and then cut a triangle out of construction paper and glue to one end of the popsicle stick. Then, cut a few short pieces of ribbon (patriotic ribbon would be ideal!) and glue to the other end of the popsicle sticks. You can repeat the process to make as many fireworks as you want!
We’d love to see your Fourth of July crafts that you do with your little ones. Be sure to share with us on our Facebook page, KeaBabies Love!
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