The Fourth of July—also known as the United States’ Independence Day—has been the country’s most cherished symbol of freedom since the 18th century when the 13 colonies declared its independence from Great Britain. Today, July 4th is celebrated with red, white, and blue festivities ranging from decorated parades and fireworks to pool parties and family cookouts. Get your kids excited for this national celebration with these nine fun and easy crafts that you can do at home or in the classroom! 

1. Fourth of July Rockets

Get your home ready for the holiday by creating these fun Independence Day rocket decorations from PBS Parents! All you need are some basic supplies and recyclables. 

2. Pom-Pom American Flag Painting Craft

Sometimes using a regular paintbrush can get boring, so grab some clothespins and pom-poms to make a cool American flag craft! Thanks to crafymorning, this is a fun and easy craft for kids to do on the 4th of July.

3. Fizzing Fireworks

Using common household items, you and your kids and create fizzing fireworks with this activity from todderapproved! Kids will especially love seeing how the different ingredients, like baking soda, affects their colorful creations. 

4. Patriotic Ribbon Crowns

These patriotic ribbon crowns from Fun 365 are the perfect July 4th craft for your kids! Sport your patriotic pride with the red, white and blue ribbon. 

5. Firework Salt Painting

Are you are looking for an awesome art project to do with your kids? Busy Mommy Media has it with this Firework Salt Painting Project! 

6. Popsicle Stick Uncle Sam

Give an All-American salute to Independence Day with this simple and inexpensive popsicle stick craft from Glued to My Crafts! 

7. Painting Fireworks

Here is a super easy and fun Fourth of July activity from Learning4Kids—creating fireworks with paint!

Using some of the left over cardboard rolls from paper towels or gift wrap, you and your kids can create different length ‘firework’ fans for printing with paint. The print pattern created by the cardboard roll fans mimics that of fireworks brilliantly and children can create as many different size and colored fireworks as they like.

8. Star Spangled Slime DIY

Thanks to this activity from, you can add a little STEM to your holiday by creating red, white, and blue slime that your kids are sure to love! 

9. Popsicle Stick American Flags

From PBS Parents, make these mini American flags at home for a great Fourth of July craft that kids will enjoy.

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