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July 4th Crafts for Kids

Wow! Where has the year gone? It’s July 4th weekend already. To help you celebrate July 4th, I’m featuring a few crafts you can have fun creating with your little ones.

While I’m sure you already know this, just a friendly reminder to ensure you supervise the crafting activities as some of these activities require scissors and hole punchers.

  • Each photo used here are from the websites mentioned below
  • General supplies needed for each craft are listed here, but you’ll need to go to each site for details
  • Instructions for each craft can also be found at each website listed
  • You’ll find additional crafts on each website

Disney FamilyFun has a festive fan that requires only:

  • Construction paper
  • Star stickers
  • Glue or tape
  • Wooden paint stirrers
  • If you want to make these a little smaller you could use popsicle sticks

 

Instructions for this patriotic windsock can be found at Enchanted Learning. You’ll need:

  • Empty Oatmeal cylinder container (like the one from Quarter Oaks)
  • Construction paper
  • Crepe streamers
  • Hole puncher
  • String
  • Glue

July-4th-crafts-windsock

Handheld ribbon streamers can be found at Kaboose. Supplies needed:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper towel tube
  • Ribbon
  • Hole puncher
  • Ruler

July-4th-handheld-ribbon-streamers

You can find a cute tutorial for making Uncle Sam’s hat on Artists Helping Children (scroll down a little on their site to find it). Supplies you’ll need:

  • Empty Oatmeal cylinder container (like the one from Quarter Oaks)
  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Pencil or pen
  • Glue or tape
  • Construction paper

Martha Stewart has these cute lanterns. In the Chinese culture, lanterns are used during many of our holiday celebrations so I couldn’t pass up featuring this tutorial. All you need to make these lanterns are:

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler and staples or glue
  • Ribbon or streamer

July-4th-crafts-lanterns

You can find coloring page printables or additional craft ideas on these websites:

Let us know what activities you have planned for the weekend by leaving a comment. Have activities for your little ones or want to share your results from the above ideas? We’d love to hear from you. Email us YippyMomma@gmail.com. We can’t wait to see your beautiful art. Happy crafting!

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