Looking for some fun kid art projects for the 4th of July? This roundup will give you the best options for fun Independence Day art!
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Kid Art Projects for the 4th of July
Independence Day Fireworks Art
Fireworks are a big part of Independence Day, so why not make one of these fun art projects that features fireworks.
1. Handprint Glitter Fireworks
Roll up your sleeves and get glittery! This is just for inspiration, but it’s a simple art project to whip up. Paint glue on your child’s hands and then press onto a sheet of dark construction paper. Add some glitter and repeat for some really sparkly art that you’ll be proud to hang on your fridge.
2. Shaving Cream Fireworks
This fun project from I Can Teach My Child is a lot of fun and makes for a great sensory exercise, too. Since it uses shaving cream and coloring, you’ll find kids of all ages will enjoy this one. From toddlers to preteens, who doesn’t enjoy making a messy, fluffy art project?
3. Salt Painting Fireworks
Salt painting is a neat way to turn an ordinary painting session into a lot more fun. We’ve done this before with other themes, but for the 4th of July, why not try maing brightly colored fireworks? You just need salt, glue and watercolor paints. This post from Busy Mommy Media shows you step by step how to do it.
4. Toilet Paper Tube Fireworks
Do you keep old toilet paper tubes on hand for crafting? If so, this art project from Happiness is Homemade will give you a way to use some of them. Grab some paint and paper and get painting these cool fireworks . . . try adding some glitter for a little extra sparkle!
5. Marble Roll Art
Have you ever tried painting with marbles? It’s something that kids will love and this post from Kid Friendly Things to Do will show you how to make your own fireworks art for the 4th of July.
4th of July Flag Art Projects
The American flag is a big part of the 4th of July, so here are some fun ways to incorporate it into your Independence Day art.
6. Handprint Flag T-shirt
Special clothing for the big day is always a hit . . . but why not make your own as an art project? This cute shirt requires a handprint from your child and will make your 4th of July shirts extra special. It’s pretty simple to make and you only need two colors of fabric paint if you choose a white shirt.
7. Footprint Flag Art
Preserve your little one’s footprint for future memories with a beautiful art project for toddlers and babies from Crafty Morning. It’s an easy piece to do and you’ll want to save it for when your little one is a teenager.
8. Giant Painted Flag
Gingersnap Crafts has a neat project that uses both hands and feet to create a huge, festive flag. Your kids will have a blast walking along the lines with painted feet, so it’s a bit of a physical activity, too.
9. Egg Carton Flag
For something with a bit more texture to it, this craft from Crafty Morning has kids painting an egg carton. The bumps from the carton makes it really simple to paint them properly. So start saving those egg cartons to create a neat piece of 4th of July art.
10. Tissue Paper Flag Art
If your children are tired of painting, this art project might be a hit . . . it uses crumpled tissue paper to create a patriotic flag. This method is also great for building finger dexterity and hand to eye coordination.
Patriotic Star Art
11. Tissue Paper Stars
These stars are actually from a kit that you can buy here, but if you want to make your own at home, it’s pretty simple. You just need a frame, which could be cut from construction paper, plus contact paper and some tissue paper bits to stick to it. Fun and simple enough for a toddler, but something even older kids can enjoy making.
12. Star Suncatchers
Don’t throw out those old broken crayons just yet! You can use them to turn out some really neat suncatchers that are perfect for the 4th of July. The Surburban Mom has a post on exactly how to make these beautiful stars with parchment paper and old crayons.
13. Mess Free 4th of July Stars
Painting is fun, but you might not want to do a lot of it if your kids make a huge mess. Fortunately, there are ways around the mess, while still making art. Toddler Approved has just the project for your little ones. Easy stars that you can paint without color getting all over the place.
14. Fingerprint Stars
A Dab of Glue Will Do has a neat way to do stars . . . by blocking off areas of your canvas and painting the rest of it with fingerprints. It’s a good way to get kids used to the concept of finger painting and if all goes well, it will be a fairly limited mess. You can find the post here.
15. Cookie Cutter Star Art
A very simple method of painting stars is to just use cookie cutters. If you get this nesting set, you can do stars of all sizes (and cookies, too!). Mama to 6 Blessings has a great tutorial on how to make a painting with your cookie cutters and a little paint.
More Awesome Kid Art Projects for the 4th of July!
Of course, kid art projects for the 4th of July aren’t all stars and flags, so try these fun options that we’ve found around the Internet.
16. Bald Eager Handprint Paintings
Use your child’s hands to create very patriotic art pieces that feature bald eagles. The article at Reading Confetti shows you how to use both hands and feet to create bird art, but I like the handprints best.
17. Popsicle Stick Uncle Sam
Your kids will have a blast making this Uncle Sam decoration out of popsicle sticks and paper. It’s a little different from the majority of the art projects you’ll find online, but Glued to My Crafts has a tutorial to get you making it on your own.
18. Sidewalk Painting
Chalk painting is a great way to spend a sunny day, so why not make this into a fun 4th of July activity for the whole family? While this particular post gives instructions on creating stars, you can do any type of patriotic design.
19. Tape Resist Canvas Painting
Tape resist paintings are a fun way to create a gorgeous piece of art, no matter how old your kids are. Even a tot can make this look good, if you give them the right colors of paint. Here’s how to do it, step by step.
20. Giant Patriotic Suncatcher
Use some contact paper to make your kids a big suncatcher that they can use to decorate the house for the 4th of July. This post on A Little Pinch of Perfect shows you the basics, but you can enhance the idea with plenty of fun additions, including patriotic glitter, confetti and bits of yarn.
21. July 4th Star Man
Grab some paper and the kids and start making cute little star men for Independence day. Out of all these kid art projects for the 4th of July, this is the only one that kids can actually play with when they’re done. It’s also a good project to hang on the fridge.
Which of these kid art projects for the 4th of July is your favorite?