Simple, Quick, and Easy Independence Day Crafts and Snacks!

Simple, Quick, and Easy Independence Day Crafts and Snacks!

Independence Day is coming up and you want to enjoy the party! We’ve gathered some quick and easy Independence Day themed crafts and treats to keep your kids busy so you can enjoy the fun too! While some of these will require supervision, they will keep your children happily entertained! So let’s jump right in, there’s no time to waste!

 

Independence Day Crafts!

 

Star Wreath

4th of July Homemade Wreath

image: the resourceful mama

Supplies: 

  • Paper plate
  • Red and blue paper
  • Red, white, and blue ribbon
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Directions: 

  • Cut the center from the paper plate
  • Draw or trace stars on colored paper
  • Cut out stars
  • Glue stars onto the paper plate - make patterns or alternate red and blue
  • Attach a piece of ribbon to the back of the paper plate to hang

 

Straw Fireworks Painting

image: crafty morning

Supplies: 

  • Straws
  • Paint 
  • White paper

Directions: 

  • Group straws together in your hand
  • Spread out the straws so the are sticking out 
  • Tape the bottom and the top
  • Dip the straws in paint and stamp on the paper
  • Add glitter if you want to add some sparkle

 

4th of July Skittles Science Experiment

America Mix -- Skittles Experiment

image: little bins for little hands

Supplies: 

  • Bag of patriotic themed Skittles
  • ½ cup of warm water
  • White plate

Directions: 

  • Arrange your Skittles in a pattern
  • Slowly ad ½ cup of warm water - make sure to carefully pour on the plate and not directly onto the Skittles
  • Sit back and watch the show!

 

Parade Wand

Parade Wand

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Supplies: 

  • Wooden dowel
  • Different red, white, and blue ribbons
  • Red paint - optional 
  • Screw eyes

Directions: 

  • Paint wooden dowel - optional
  • Cut a variety of ribbons ranging in length
  • Screw the eye screw into the end of the wooden dowel 
  • Thread the ribbon through the hole of the screw eye

 

Paper Lanterns

Paper Lanterns

image: the crafting chicks

 

Supplies: 

  • Red, white, and blue cardstock
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue 
  • Star stickers
  • Ribbon
  • Stapler 

Directions: 

  • Fold the cardstock in half lengthwise 
  • Use ruler and draw lines from the fold, leaving 1” from the end of the line to the edge. Leave ¾” on each side
  • Cut on the lines
  • Unfold the paper 
  • With bumps facing outside, turn the paper inward and attach at the top and bottom with a staple 
  • Now is time to decorate: use stickers, markers, or ribbon
  • Optional: add a 1” strip of cardstock to the top for a handle

 

 

Independence Day Snacks!


We’ve rounded up some recipes with a fun Independence Day twist! Not only are they themed for the holiday, but they aren’t too labor intensive! One thing we’ve also found with our children is, the funner a food item looks the more likely they are to try something new!

 

Patriotic Puppy Chow

Patriotic Puppy Chow

image: easy dessert recipes

Everyone loves Puppy Chow. Level up your recipe by giving it an Independence Day spin! This is an easy recipe to have your children pitch in with too!

 

4th of July Fruit Kabobs

Patriotic Kabobs

image: sunshine whispers

This recipe is a fun one for your children to help you with! It also has the flexibility to switch out different fruits for your favorite fruits, that are red, white, or blue! Having your kids help can be a fun way for them to practice patterns and fine motor skills!

 

Red, White, & Blue Jello Ice Cubes

Jello Ice Cubes

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Keep everyone cool with these darling ice cubes! These jello ice cubes won’t just be a hit with the kids, but the adults too! Add these to any drink to give a fun, festive look!

 

Red, White, and Blue Bars

Red, White, and Blue Bars

image: from the oven

Not only do these bars look festive, but they are super simple and delicious! Who doesn’t love a red velvet cake?! This recipe takes a fun spin on red velvet that we think you’ll love!

 

Summertime is meant to be fun and relaxing, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself to make everything perfect! Make it your goal to spend time with your children and make some fun memories!  We hope you find some fun ideas here to use with your family! Have a happy and safe holiday!




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