Patriotic crafts and activities for 4th of July

Patriotic crafts and activities for crafty kids and adults! On Independence Day, everything looks better with a little red, white and blue. Turn your house into the home of the brave with one of these star-spangled crafts — wreaths, centerpieces, flags, Bouquet and more.

1. American Flag Backdrop

Image / Tutorial: Laughing Latte

Set up a colorful photo shoot for your family and friends with this creative DIY flag backdrop.

2. American Flag Bead Pin

Image / Tutorial: rock-a-bye-parents

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 large safety pin
  • 7 medium size safety pins
  • 22 red beads
  • 18 white beads
  • 9 blue beads

3. American Flag Candle

Image / Tutorial: Redhead Can Decorate

Add a touch of patriotic elegance to your party table with this rustic candle log.

4. Balloon Dart Game

Image / Tutorial: Giggles Galore

Though a more time-consuming project, this DIY dart board will bring tons of fun to your backyard party.

5. Party {Bike Parade Decorating}

Image / Tutorial: Unkonwn

Cut wide triangles out of any red, white and blue paper.  Fold the triangle in half lengthwise, over the spokes until they meet perfectly. Attach the paper to the spokes with paperclips, tape, or staples… when the bike is in motion, it’s a wild blur of color.

6. Upcycled Bedspring Flag

Image / Tutorial: Redhead Can Decorate

Blogger Julie turned an old crib bedspring into an American flag, then prominently displayed it in her backyard.

7. DIY 4th of July Banner

Image / Tutorial: Jo-Lynne Shane

Use leftover scrapbook paper to create this rustic banner for your holiday barbecue.

8. 4th of July Lantern Jars

Image / Tutorial: Thrifty Decor Chick

Light up your Independence Day party with these simple lantern jars.

9. Festive Placemat

Image / Tutorial:
Image / Tutorial: Giggles Galore

Popsicle stick crafts are the perfect way to get your kids involved in your Fourth of July decorating.

11. Glitter Tape Flag

Image / Tutorial: No. 2 Pencil

Use glitter tape and a slice of wood to make this sparkly flag.

12. DIY 4th of July Handprint Flag T-Shirts

Image / Tutorial: the thrifty couple

Required Material:

  • T-shirts ($2.44 – $3.49 each)
  • Foam brushes (.10 – .25 each)
  • Fabric Paint (.77-$1.29 each) in Red, Blue and clear sparkle (or white or both!)
  • Cardboard for the form to put the t-shirt around (free from home)
  • If you want to make stars on the hand prints, you could get a foam star stamp for about .25.  We didn’t do that this time, but it’s cute too!

13. Lollipop Bouquet

Image / Tutorial: Gluesticks

The best part of this festive bouquet will be eating it after the party’s over!

14. Patriotic Sign

Image / Tutorial: The Magic Brush

By using a few palettes and paint, you’ll be able to place this 4th of July decoration outside in no time!

15. Recycled Bottle Centerpiece

Image / Tutorial: At the Picket Fence

Empty glass bottles can become a patriotic centerpiece with paint, stickers, twine, and washi tape.

16. Wall Art

Image / Tutorial: That’s What Che Said

This moving piece of art will stand out on a mantel or shelf.

17. Patriotic Flower Pot

Image / Tutorial: Lolly Jane

This cute and bright flower pot makes a great 4th of July decoration for your porch.

18. Patriotic Mantel

Image / Tutorial: Tatertots and Jello

Add some Americana to your mantel with pinwheels, ribbon, and a framed flag.

19. Layered Patriotic Punch

Image / Tutorial: our bestbites

20. Patriotic Shutter

Image / Tutorial: Hoosier Homemade

We’re no strangers to repurposing old shutters, and this red, white, and blue idea is pretty enough to display all year long.

Hope you like these 4th July craft ideas. Which one your favorite? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below. And be sure to follow on Pinterest for more ideas! Thank you for visiting our website. Keep Creating with K4 Craft!

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