It’s been a bit of a hectic week lately…so although I’ve seen tons of patriotic crafts filling my newsfeed, I wasn’t able to devote much time to crafting with the little ones. And because Independence day is this weekend I figure better late than never!
Last year, with limited craft supplies we made a VERY last minute red, white and blue sparkler craft. This year time got away from us again, so I scoured the web for some easy-to-make ideas that kids would still love.
So for those mamas that only have a little bit of time to spare, here are the super-creative crafts we found that make great last-minute 4th of July crafts for kids to celebrate with:
Footprint Flag – Crafty Morning always has the cutest kid’s crafts. And this footprint flag is no different. It’s such an easy, yet amazingly brilliant way to commemorate the holiday.
Handprint Flag Stick – Have a few minutes to spare? That’s all you’ll need to create this cute red, white and blue 4th of July decorative piece.
Fireworks Ring – I love how creative this craft is. All you need is some sparkly pipe cleaners (or tinsel stems as she calls them) and a little help from mommy or daddy to celebrate in style.
Firework Handprint – Let your little ones create some fireworks with their hands! Such a fun and simple idea the kids will love.
Patriotic Necklace – Going to a red, white and blue party? The kids can practice fine motor skills while making this patriotic necklace using just a few supplies.
Color Rice American Flag – Create a unique masterpiece with this easy DIY flag using color rice from Powerful Mothering.
Faux Paper Sparklers – If you can’t make it to watch the fireworks with the kids (which can in fact be scary for the little ones), create your own with this kid-friendly paper version.
4th of July Bunting – This is a great way to get the kids involved if you’re planning a 4th of July party and want to add a DIY touch to the decorating.
4th of July Apple-Stamped Windsock – I love how fun this windsock craft looks from I Can Teach My Child. It is another super simple way to add a festive touch to your party while getting the kids involved.
DIY Liberty Crown – Have a princess or prince who loves to dress up? Your little ones will be the life of the party with these liberty crowns from Playground Parkbench.
Quick Fireworks Crafts – Let your little artist make their own fireworks with dot markers or toothpicks in this quick craft by Artsy Momma.
July 4th Stained Glass Window Bunting – Looking to kick your party decorating up a notch? This patriotic window bunting is an easy way to do it, with only a little prep work needed.
Popsicle Sticks Fireworks – See how The Suburban Mom gets kids to create a beautiful fireworks display with popsicle sticks, paint and glitter.
Fold and Thread Necklace – It really can’t get much easier than this super cute craft to help kids hone their fine-motor skills.
Translucent Stars Window Decorations – This is another way to get creative with the the stained glass look, using stars. Once you have the star shape set out before them, the kids can complete this craft in no time.
Red, White & Blue Discovery Bottles – Your kids will love the calming sensory experience created with this star-spangled discovery bottle.
USA Flag Canvas Art – This kid-painted flag craft is such a clever way to create a beautiful patriotic piece to display in your homes for friends and family to admire.
Happy 4th of July!
Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported hundreds of thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a blogger and maternal health advocate at MommysBundle.com.