School’s out for summer, but you can keep the kids busy with some awesome 4th of July crafts. Although easy enough for kids to make, they are all stunning and will make excellent editions to your patriotic July 4th party decor.
The crafts below use a variety of natural materials including, seashells, sand, twigs, salt, flowers, plants, and more!
Easy 4th of July Crafts
Patriotic Sea Shells – Create festive red, white, and blue decor with this beautiful seashell project.
Natural Twig Flag, by Non Toy Gifts – This brightly colored twig craft is perfect to kids of all ages!
July 4th Twig Ornaments, by Happy Hooligans – With this rustic craft, you and the kiddos can create red, white, and blue twig stars.
Patriotic Sand Art, by Atta Girl Says – This fun and easy layered art project will look fantastic on your July 4th table.
Salt and Glue Fireworks, by Schooltime Snippets – Kids can play with their food by using salt to craft a textured firework project.
Painted Patriotic Flower Pot, by Typically Simple – Kids are sure to love decorating the yard with these gorgeous flower pots for your July 4th party.
July 4th Twig Star Wreath, by Simply Designing – A gorgeous twig star door hanger with patriotic embellishments.
Red White and Blue Confetti Eggs, by JDaniel4’s mom – This fun craft is made with hallowed out egg shells! Traditionally, they are supposed to be smashed over someone’s head.
Patriotic Flowers, the Artful Parent – Discover a fun take on traditional flower dying that will make a great science experiment.
July 4th Firework Centerpieces, by Landeelu – This rustic centerpiece will look fabulous on your party table for mantle.
Seashell Sail Boats, by Crafty Mom Share – Kids can craft and practice their engineering skills all in one!
Books to Share
Reading together is a great way to strengthen your parent-child bond and help boost your kids academic scores, in all subjects. The picture books below pair wonderfully with these activities.
- A is For America: A Patriotic Alphabet Book – Discover everything great about America from A-Z!
- The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art – This true story of a regular boy who thought outside the box and grew up to become a famous artist!
- Henri’s Scissors – The endearing life story of Henri-Emile Matisse.