Fourth Of July Crafts For Kids
This Independence Day, spark your children’s creativity and inspire learning with some 4th of July crafts for kids.
Educational Fourth of July Crafts
Depending on the age of your children, a variety of learning games and crafts are available for the holiday. For younger children, you can work on learning names, shapes, and locations of the 50 states, (or even just the 13 original colonies). You can print maps or use online games for children to help facilitate learning.
For older children, you can discuss the Declaration of Independence
, the Founding Fathers
, Thomas Jefferson
, and the American Revolution
. Learning crafts may include portraits of the founding fathers, or creating a mock-up of the Declaration of Independence to hang up in your home. For teenagers – you could even encourage them to write their own Declaration of Independence (from you) to hang up in their bedroom or on their bedroom door – just remind them to keep it civil.
Fun July 4th Crafts for Kids
Any basic crafts can generally be customized for the 4th for July with the addition of red, white, and blue color. A basic white paper pinwheel, for example, can be drawn on, stamped, colored, or painted with red and blue to create a patriotic pinwheel
. You can even add a bit of glitter, but be careful not to overdo it as glitter can weigh it down and prevent it from spinning properly.
Another fun and simple July 4th craft for kids is Uncle Sam portraits
. From the basic paper and crayons to paper plate faces with cotton-ball beards and construction paper or felt hats, Uncle Sam is a fun way to celebrate the 4th of July with children.