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21 July 4th Crafts & Activities

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There are lots of things for kids to do to celebrate the 4th of July! This list of ideas includes great crafts and activities for safe fun without pyrotechnics!

July 4th Crafts and Activities


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There are confetti rockets, salt fireworks and fireworks with straws. Kids love to make slime and there’s a patriotic version here.

Find craft ideas for Popsicle stick flags and stars, a paper tube bald eagle, an Uncle Sam door hanger, a windsock, a footprint flag and a cool patriotic necklace/bracelet.

Outfit kids in flag t-shirts and temporary tattoos.

Pinata balloons are lots of fun and glow-in-the-dark balloons and patriotic flashlights will thrill after dark.

Bike decorations, a patriotic water blob and a bean toss game will keep them busy, too, as everyone celebrates the Red, White and Blue!

4th of July Pinata Balloons Idea

1. Pinata Balloons :: The Gunny Sack
2. Confetti Popper Rockets :: Brenda Ponnay via Alpha Mom
July 4th t-shirt kids craft
3. Flag T-Shirts :: Look What Erin Made
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4. Flashlights for Kids :: Stuffed Suitcase
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5. Patriotic Bean Bag Toss :: Better Homes and Gardens
6. Glow-in-the-Dark Balloons :: The Scrap Shoppe
7. Patriotic Water Blob :: Club Chica Circle
8. Salt Fireworks Craft :: Crafty Morning
9. Star Spangled Slime :: I Can Teach My Child
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10. Decorate the Bikes :: Better Homes and Gardens
11. Uncle Sam Door Hanger :: Jump Start
12. Temporary Water Color Tattoos :: Persia Lou
13. Sparkler Fireworks Craft :: Kids’ Craft Room
14. Patriotic Necklace :: Buggy and Buddy
15. Fireworks with Straws :: Crafty Morning
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16. Popsicle Stick Flag :: Ginger Snap Crafts
17. Popsicle Stick Star Streamers :: Happiness is Homemade
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18. Wind Sock :: Better Homes and Gardens
19. Confetti Launchers :: Pi’ikea Street
20. Paper Roll Handprint Eagle :: LearnCreateLove
21. Footprint Flag :: Crafty Morning

Gear up for a festive 4th of July party with these great sources gathered by the team at Spaceships and Laser Beams.

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.