Easy Fourth of July Crafts for the Entire Family

In most areas around the country school is out for summer. For me, when school is out I need lots of activities to keep the idle hands of my little ones busy. What better way to do that than to decorate your home with red, white and blue!? After all, the Fourth of July is right around the corner!

Today you’ll find a craft for all ages. And ALL in preparation for our nation’s Independence Day!

Pop Rocks Marshmallow Pops
/1/ Pop Rocks Marshmallow Pops – Pop Rocks were such a fun candy when I was a kid! Who am I kidding? I still love them! Combining Pop Rocks and marshmallows just seems genius. See for yourself!

Hidden Flag Cake for Fourth of July
/2/ Hidden Flag Cake – Don’t be intimidated by it’s complicated appearance. This Flag Cake is really simple. What’s more? Ice this cake with plain white icing, light some sparklers on top {like candles} and bring it out to your guests. The real surprise will be revealed when you cut into it. Speaking from experience, this cake will WOW your guests and family!!

Star Apple Pie for Fourth of July
/3/ Star Spangled Apple Pie – No Fourth of July celebration is complete without an Apple Pie. Ever. However, this one may be too pretty to cut in to. Maybe?

Paper Straw Rocket for Fourth of July
/4/ Paper Straw Rocket – Have your very own backyard Rocket Launch with this fun tutorial from All for the Boys.

Fourth of July wooden clothes pins
/5/ Wooden Star Clips – Give your picnic guests one of these patriotic star clips to hold their napkin and plastic ware to their plate. No more “fly away” napkins in the buffet line!


Firecracker Tie Dye Shirt for Fourth of July
/6/ Firecracker Tie Dye Shirt – Decorate your home and your wardrobe! This tie dyed tee is super easy to make with iLoveToCreate’s tutorial.

Mason Jar Lantern for Fourth of July
/7/ Mason Jar Lights – Light up your driveway or your backyard party with these festive luminaries from For The Love Of.

Paper Plate Craft for Fourth of July
/8/ Paper Plate Uncle Sam – Crafts made with paper plates are a lost art. This is one I’ll, for sure, be making with my little ones!

Flag Picture Plus Alphabet Letter Craft
/9/ Letter F Flag CraftNo Time For Flash Cards shows us how to create while learning. Win!

Tin Can Windsocks for Independence Day
/10/ Tin Can Windsocks – Who doesn’t love a good recycling craft? Use an empty tin can, spray paint and crepe paper to re-create this super festive windsock.

The Fourth of July is such a special holiday for our country. While you celebrate your independence keep those who have fought so hard for our freedom in your thoughts, will you?

What is your family’s favorite Fourth of July tradition?? We’d love to hear what they are in the comments!

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About Melissa Hillier

Melissa lives in Florida with her husband and five kiddos. She writes about her family life at jonahbonah. When she isn’t chasing children you can find her behind her sewing machine or her camera. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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