The Fourth of July is right around the corner, so I decided to compile my favorite July 4th crafts, food, decorations and activities that kids can help make!
“Wait a second… Isn’t she Canadian?” some of you may be asking. Why yes I am Canadian BUT I am also American. In fact I was born and raised in Washington State and didn’t move to Canada until I was 19 years old. The Fourth of July is such a big deal in the US. I have such fond memories of celebrating July 4th and still try to get down to the US as often as possible to celebrate all things red, white and blue with family and friends.
Here are a few of my favorite Fourth of July ideas that are kid friendly collected from Pinterest. You can follow me on Pinterest here.
These Fourth of July Confetti Popper Rockets from Alpha Mom are just as cute as can be. They are made out of toilet paper tubes and kids will have just as much fun helping make them as they will exploding them.
Chocolate and pretzels. sweet meets salty. Is there a yummier treat? These Fourth of July Chocolate Pretzel Sparklers from Homespun With Love are perfect for little hands to help assemble and then enjoy eating afterwards.
Also from Homespun With Love these Patriotic Mason Jars are a great project to make with kids. Pull out red, white and blue ribbons, stickers, paint and other embellishments and let your kids go wild decorating their very own Fourth of July Mason Jar.
The last time Bean tried using a sparkler she ended up burning herself. That wouldn’t be a problem with these super cute Fourth of July Paper Sparklers from Momtastic. They would also make an adorable Fourth of July photo prop so make sure you whip up a bunch.
Popsicle stick crafts always go over well with kids. This Popsicle Stick American Flag craft from Our Crafts N Things would be a big hit in this house.
All of the kids I know love playing with cookie cutters and love watermelon and blueberries. This patriotic fruit salad from Wit and Whistle would be a big hit at a Fourth of July BBQ and your little ones would have fun bragging that they helped to make it.
My girlie girl gets so excited every time I pull our the paints. She would have so much fun helping me paint all of the clothespins that are used in this Fourth of July Clothespin Wreath from Cat’s Craft Room (and then telling everyone who came to our door that she helped make it.)
A couple years ago I decided I was going to start make spaghetti sauce from scratch instead of buying it from the grocery store. I frequently buy very large cans of peeled tomatoes at Costco and whip up a big batch of sauce. The Hubs insists that we keep the super sized cans every single time. “It will come in handy… someday” he tells me. Well Hubs… that day may have come. How cute are these Tin Can Windsocks from Random Thoughts of a Supermom? I heart them.
If you read this blog often, you know that I am a sucker for handprint art. This Red, White and Blue Fourth Of July Hand Print Wreath from Mama Teaches is no exception. So cute.
When I think of The Fourth Of July I think of fun, backyard games like potato sack races, balancing an egg on a spoon and walking on tin can stilts. Whip up a few sets of these Fourth of July Tin Can Stilts from Spoonful and keep your kids and there friends entertained for hours on July 4th.
I hope you enjoyed our roundup of Fourth of July ideas kids can help craft. Tell me, do your kids help you craft for the holidays? What are your plans for the 4th of July?