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15 Best Fourth of July Crafts for Preschoolers

Fourth of July crafts for preschoolers are a fantastic way to celebrate America’s Independence Day. Crafting activities help children get creative while learning about the holiday’s traditions and symbols. This blog will share 15 fun and simple craft ideas to keep kids entertained and excited for the big day.

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1. Patriotic Pinwheels

Patriotic Pinwheels

Patriotic Pinwheels are among the most fun 4th of July crafts for kids. They’re fun to make and can spin in the summer breeze during your celebrations.

What You Will Need:

  • Colorful paper (red, white, and blue)
  • Push pins
  • Wooden dowels
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

How to Make It:

  • Cut your colorful paper into 6×6-inch squares.
  • Make diagonal cuts from each corner toward the center, stopping about an inch from the center.
  • Fold every other corner toward the center and secure them with a push pin.
  • Push the pin into the top of a wooden dowel.
  • Make sure the pinwheel spins freely, and adjust as needed.

2. Patriotic Windsocks


If you are looking for outdoor preschool craft ideas for fourth of july, creating patriotic windsocks is a fantastic idea. They are perfect for decorating any outdoor space and capturing the spirit of freedom.

What You Will Need:

  • Blue construction paper
  • Red and white streamers
  • String
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch

How to Make It:

  • Form a cylinder with the blue construction paper and staple the edge securely.
  • Cut strips of red and white streamers and staple them around one end of the cylinder.
  • Punch four evenly spaced holes around the other end of the cylinder.
  • Tie strings through the holes and gather them at the top to create a hanger.
  • Hang your windsock outside where it can catch the wind.

3. Cut and Paste Fourth of July Images

If you are looking for creative  Fourth of July crafts for preschoolers, this is the one for you. It allows kids to practice cutting skills while arranging patriotic images.

What You Will Need:

  • A worksheet with images related to Fourth of July
  • Safety scissors
  • Glue sticks

How to Make It:

  • Let the kids safely cut the images using safety scissors in the worksheet.
  • Have them arrange and glue the cut-out images onto the worksheet to create a collage.
  • Display their finished work around the home to celebrate!

Here is a printable cut and paste Fourth of July worksheet for you to get started:

4. Tissue Paper Stars

Tissue Paper Stars

Tissue Paper Stars are easy Fourth of July crafts for preschoolers. They offer a colorful way for kids to celebrate while practicing fine motor skills.

What You Will Need:

  • Tissue paper (red, white, and blue)
  • Star-shaped templates
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Clear contact paper

How to Make It:

  • Cut star shapes from clear contact paper, keeping the sticky side up.
  • Have the kids tear or cut tissue paper into small squares.
  • Let them stick the tissue squares onto the star templates, filling them in with various patterns and colors.
  • Once complete, cover with another layer of contact paper to seal.
  • Cut around the stars and display them on windows or hang them up for all to see!

5. Patriotic Sun Catchers

Patriotic Sun Catchers

Patriotic Sun Catchers are bright and cheerful Independence Day crafts ideas that let kids express their creativity while decorating windows with colorful designs.

What You Will Need:

  • Colored plastic sheets (red, white, and blue)
  • Star and flag templates
  • Scissors
  • Glue or double-sided tape

How to Make It:

  • Place a template over a plastic sheet and trace it.
  • Cut out the shape from the plastic sheet.
  • Stick the shapes to a window using glue or double-sided tape, overlapping colors to create a vibrant design.
  • Let the kids enjoy watching their creations sparkle in the sunlight.

6. Uncle Sam Hat

Uncle Sam Hat

Creating an Uncle Sam Hat is one of the classic Fourth of July art activities that helps kids feel extra patriotic as they dress up in this iconic symbol.

What You Will Need:

  • White construction paper
  • Red and blue markers or paint
  • Star stickers or cutouts
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape

How to Make It:

  • Roll the white construction paper into a cylinder to fit the child’s head and tape it together.
  • Cut a wide brim out of another sheet of paper and attach it to the bottom of the cylinder.
  • Using markers, paint, or stickers, decorate the hat with red stripes, blue bands, and white stars.
  • Let the kids wear their hats proudly while celebrating.

7. Star Garland

Star garland

Star Garland is among the simplest Fourth of July preschool crafts. It adds a festive touch to any celebration, and kids will love stringing the stars together.

What You Will Need:

  • Red, white, and blue paper
  • Star-shaped cookie cutter or template
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Glue

How to Make It:

  • Trace star shapes onto the colored paper using a cookie cutter or template.
  • Cut out the stars and arrange them in a pattern.
  • Glue the stars onto a long string, spacing them evenly apart.
  • Once dry, hang the garland across a wall or table to display your stars.

8. Paper Plate Fireworks

Paper plate firework

If you are looking for fireworks-related july 4th arts and crafts for kids,  paper plate fireworks is a great option.

What You Will Need:

  • Paper plates
  • Paint (red, white, and blue)
  • Glitter
  • Paintbrushes

How to Make It:

  • Paint the center of a paper plate with one color and use a brush to spread the paint outward in short, streaky lines to resemble firework bursts.
  • Add additional colors around the edges and blend them with the first color.
  • Sprinkle glitter over the wet paint to add some sparkle.
  • Let the plates dry and hang them up for a fun, firework-themed display.

9. Star Necklaces

Star Necklace

Star Necklaces are a creative way for kids to make wearable arts and crafts for July 4th that show off their patriotism while having fun.

What You Will Need:

  • Star-shaped beads (red, white, and blue)
  • String or yarn
  • Scissors

How to Make It:

  • Cut a piece of string long enough to fit comfortably around a child’s neck.
  • Let the kids string star-shaped beads in their favorite color patterns.
  • Tie the ends together securely once the string is filled with beads.
  • The kids can wear their star necklaces at any Fourth of July party.

10. Patriotic Pom-Pom Poppers

Patriotic Pom Pom Popper

Patriotic Pom-Pom Poppers are fun diy fourth of july crafts that add an element of excitement to any celebration. Kids will love popping them during their July 4th festivities.

What You Will Need:

  • Cardboard tubes
  • Balloons
  • Pom-poms (red, white, and blue)
  • Tape
  • Scissors

How to Make It:

  • Cut the tip off a balloon and stretch the open end over one side of a cardboard tube.
  • Secure the balloon to the tube with tape to keep it in place.
  • Fill the tube with pom-poms.
  • Pull back the balloon and release to launch the pom-poms into the air.

11. Firecracker Crowns

Firecracker Crown

Firecracker Crowns let kids feel like royalty while celebrating Independence Day, and they can enjoy wearing these festive hats with sparkles and stars.

What You Will Need:

  • Red, white, and blue construction paper
  • Sequins and star stickers
  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue

How to Make It:

  • Cut a strip of paper long enough to wrap around the child’s head.
  • Create a crown-like pattern by cutting out triangles or semicircles along the top edge.
  • Decorate the crown with sequins, stickers, and any other embellishments.
  • Tape or glue the ends together, and it’s ready to wear.

12. Glitter Stars Lanterns

Glitter Stars Lanterns

Glitter Stars Lanterns are great for kids who love twinkling lights, and these jars can add a shimmering touch to any celebration.

What You Will Need:

  • Mason jars
  • Star-shaped stickers
  • Glue
  • Glitter (red, white, and blue)
  • Small LED lights

How to Make It:

  • Stick star stickers all over the outside of the mason jar.
  • Brush a thin layer of glue over the jar, covering the areas around the stickers.
  • Sprinkle glitter onto the glued surface, covering it evenly.
  • Remove the stickers to reveal the star shapes and place an LED light inside to make the jar glow.

13. Flag Handprints

Flag Handprints

Flag Handprints are a touching way to engage kids with American Independence Day crafts, creating a memorable and patriotic piece of art.

What You Will Need:

  • White paper or canvas
  • Red, white, and blue paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paper plates

How to Make It:

  • Paint the child’s left-hand blue and press it on the left side of the paper to represent the stars section of the flag.
  • Use a paintbrush to add white stars to the blue handprint after dries.
  • Paint red stripes across the paper, leaving space between each stripe to represent the flag’s white stripes.
  • Allow the paint to dry completely before displaying.

14. Freedom Rocks

Freedom Rocks

Freedom Rocks are simple to create and a fun way for preschoolers to express their patriotism by painting colorful designs on smooth stones.

What You Will Need:

  • Smooth rocks
  • Red, white, and blue acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Sealant spray

How to Make It:

  • Clean and dry the rocks before painting.
  • Paint patriotic designs on the rocks, such as stars, flags, or words like “USA.”
  • Let the rocks dry completely, then spray them with a sealant to protect the designs.
  • Place them around the yard or garden as decorations.

15. Red, White, and Blue Friendship Bracelets

Fourth of July bracelet

Red, White, and Blue Friendship Bracelets are great DIY fourth of July crafts for preschoolers who want to share their creations with friends during the celebrations.

What You Will Need:

  • Red, white, and blue embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  • Tape

How to Make It:

  • Cut three long pieces of thread (one in each color) and tie a knot at one end.
  • Tape the knotted end to a table or chair.
  • Braid or weave the threads together to create a pattern.
  • Once long enough, tie the ends together to make a bracelet.
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These Fourth of July crafts for preschoolers offer a range of creative and patriotic ways to celebrate Independence Day together. Let your kids explore their artistic side while learning about the holiday and creating keepsakes for years. Enjoy the festivities and have fun crafting!

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Amy Gill
Amy Gill is a Contributing Editor at SplashLearn. As a former teacher, she likes to write about education reforms, edtech and how to make learning more fun for children.