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19 Freaking Awesome Patriotic Crafts for Kids

It’s the Fourth of July and time to break out the Star and Stripes! I have SCOURED the web for the very best, most fun, most Patrotic crafts you can do with your kids to celebrate the 4th of July!4th of July paper rocket on a straw, red white and blue

Local peeps: Check out this post on Celebrating the 4th in St. Louis!

Celebrate with Science!

Mitch and I LOVE mixing STEM with our crafts (aka STEAM) and so does Christy! She’s not just a mom of boys, but an Engineer Mom of Boys. Her patriotic craft starts out as a Capillary Action experiment, coloring paper towels with food coloring and water. Then she does a second experiment showing oil is hydrophobic (you know, the old “water and oil don’t mix” thing). The two experiments are then blended into one Fab Science Flag! See the whole project at From Engineer to Stay at Home Mom.water science to make an American Flag

Make a Fourth of July Party Favor

If you’re having a party on Independence Day, you’ll want to check out this cute craft! You probably have all the supplies already–a star rubber stamp and a make-up sponge! Check out Organized 31 for the full details!Fourth of July flag favors

She also made these Firecracker Treats using the same star stamper.

firecracker treats

Straw Rockets

You don’t need a holiday to make these Straw Rockets from Buggy and Buddy. Visit Chelsey’s site for directions and a free printable to make your own.straw rockets craft

Mitch made some of these Fourth of July rocket straws…and had to put a little extra flare on it.

american straw rocket

Everyone Needs Red, White and Blue BLING

Chelsey also made this cool necklace with her kids and a Spirit Wand to wave around.

patriotic necklace from straws and beads

fourth of july spirit wand

American Flag Quiz “Fortune Teller”

We’ve had a lot of fun making paper fortune tellers, so when I found Red Ted Art’sU.S. Flag quiz fortune teller I was thrilled!

American flag fortune teller

Keep Cool on the 4th of July

Red Ted Art also has a colorful fan your kids can make to keep cool on the 4th! She shows you how to make the fan from a free printable you can run through a color printer, or how to make it from scratch with colored paper. You’ll also need some tape, glue and Popsicle sticks! Find the printables and detailed directions at Red Ted Art.

Book it with the Stars and Stripes

If you’re a fan of Red Ted Art–we sure are–you know she’s got a thing for origami bookmarks. Here’s how to make one for your summer beach book! Red Ted Art’s American Flag Bookmark.

American Flag Bookmark

Fireworks Rockets for Kids

Can’t shoot off fireworks? No biggie, Shelly from Creating Creatives has the perfect crafty solution! Her super adorable, STEMtasic rockets are fun to make and more fun to fly! Get the details here!

fireworks paper rockets

Red, White and Blue Flowers for Littles

If you have littles in the house, these patriotic flowers–made from cupcake liners–are going to be a hit! Melissa from Fireflies and Mudpies can show you how it’s done here.

red white blue cupcake liner flowers

Wear your Patriotism with Tie Dye

Here’s a fun wearable craft perfect for summer! Check out the instructions on School Time Snippets.tie dye shirt

Hang this Patriotic T-Shirt Wreath all Summer Long

Here’s a project you can do by yourself or with the kids–upcycle some old red, white and blue shirts into this amazing wreath! When you’re done, no one will know you’re being thrifty! Find the directions for Stacey’s wreath at the Soccer Mom Blog.t shirt wreath

Light it Up with Mason Jar Luminaries

Stacey also made these mason jar luminaries that are just perfect for your patio this 4th of July!

mason jar luminaries 4th of july

String Up Some Art

If you’ve nails and a board, you’re ready to make some string art! Check out the instructions from Andreja at Easy Peasy and Fun.string art star

Art with a Dash of History

Remember when you had to memorize the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution? Why not make it fun? Leah from Simple.Home.Blessings has a free printable that you can use to work a little learning into your summer celebration.

preamble constitution flag

Super Easy Patriotic Tealight Holders

Mitch and I have made tealight holders similar to this, but not for the Fourth of July! I love this kind of craft because it’s super easy for little ones, but turns out super cute! Get the directions from Laura at Sunny Day Family.

patriotic tea lights

Craft Stick Old Glory

This was one of the first crafts I made with Ryan that I loved so much it hung on the wall for years. Later I had Mitch make one too! Learn how to make this popsicle stick flag here on my own blog.American flag popsicle

Celebrate the Fourth of July, Minecraft style

If your kid plays Minecraft, then they might want to make US flags to hang on their base! This in-the-game craft turns a banner into a pretty decent flag! And yes, that’s my player in the photo, er screen shot.

A minecraft American Flag

19 easy and patriotic crafts for kids to make this summer to celebrate the 4th of July