Craft Corner: Three Easy 4th of July Crafts For Kids

🇺🇸 Cute Crafts for Independence Day or Any Patriotic Holiday

By Heather McCloskey, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Fort Mill–Tega Cay–Rock Hill, SC June 25, 2019

Looking for a kid-friendly Fourth of July craft? I've got three easy crafts your kids — no matter what their ages — can do for Independence Day, or any patriotic holiday!

Bonus: You probably already have all the supplies you need on hand!

Cotton Swab Fireworks

What You Need:

  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Black cardstock or construction paper
  • Cotton swabs
  • Red and blue paint

What You Do:

  1. Use the scissors to cut 12 cotton swabs in half.
  2. Put a quarter-sized dot each of the red and blue paints on a plate.
  3. Make four large circles on the black paper with the glue stick.
  4. Dip the end of each cotton swab in the color of your choice and stick onto a circle.
  5. Repeat this process until you have four circles with six swabs each.

Fourth of July Windsock

What You Need:

  • Red or blue plastic cup (e.g., Solo)
  • Red/Blue/White streamers (6 cut into 3-foot strips)
  • Red or blue chenille stems
  • Star stickers
  • Screwdriver
  • Tape

What You Do:

  1. Use the screwdriver to punch two holes in the bottom of the cup.
  2. Loop the chenille stems through the two holes and twist together.
  3. Tape the streamers into the inside of the cup.
  4. Decorate the outside with stars.
  5. Hang outdoors and watch it fly.

Painted Rocks

What You Need:

  • Rocks
  • Red, white, and blue paint
  • Water sealant

What You Do:

  1. Paint rocks.
  2. Let dry.
  3. Apply sealant to keep color from fading.
  4. Either let your kids find places in your yard to display the rocks, or hide them around town for others to find and enjoy!