Kid-Friendly Crafts and Activities for July 4th!

Celebrate July 4th with these awesome summer crafts and activities for the whole family.  Brighten your home with red, white, and blue stars and stripes! Create your own games to play outdoors! Get ready to have some serious fun!

DIY Crafts 

Dress up your front yard with starry garlands and burlap flags. Set up your holiday table with DIY party glasses and sparkley votive holders.

String Art Star Garland

With the holiday weekend around the corner, we decided to create a set of patriotic star shapes to create a festive garland. Learn how to use a basic string art technique to create a set of 3D shapes. What other shapes can you make?

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Patriotic Rocks

A festive activity to keep the kids busy during any patriotic holiday. Imperfect rock shapes with bold colored paint make charming objects!

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DIY Party Glass

Even young kids can help create these super easy and fun jar cups. This is a simple way to have a fun fancy glass for kiddos to use at any gathering.

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DIY Burlap Flags

Wave these hand-painted flags at your family parade! Painting on burlap gives them a great rustic look!

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Festive Confetti Votive

Light up your 4th of July table with these simple votive holders! All you need is a little confetti, glue and a jar! Bonus–the kids loved making them!

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Outdoor Games and Activities

Launch your holiday blast-off with mini pop-top rockets! Blow enormous bubbles with a giant bubble wand! These outdoor games and activities are seriously fun! 

Pop-Top Rockets

Celebrate the 4th of July with a pop and a bang! These mini rockets are so easy to make and so fun to set off, you’ll want to launch them again and again.  Parent supervision and eye protection are highly recommended for this project! Never point your pop-top rocket at yourself or anyone else. This project must be done outside.

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Giant Bubble Wands

Now that summer is nearly here, it’s also bubble season! Bubble wands aren’t hard to come by, but it’s so fun to make your own! Kids (and kids at heart) will love getting a bit soapy with this activity.

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Paper Spinning Helicopters

Add a little lift to your 4th of July with these fun paper spinning helicopters! Download the printable here.

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Box Toss

Inspired by the game of Corn Hole, this simple tossing contest uses recycled cardboard boxes (or KiwiCo crates!) Set it up in the backyard, and aim for the highest points!  For tossing objects, try whiffle balls, ping pong balls or even walnuts!

Expanding Star

Show off your patriotic spirit with this simple yet satisfying star project. Watch as five toothpicks transform their shape with just a few drops of water.

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