One of the best ways to include toddlers in your holiday celebrations is to come up with crafting projects. If you’re looking for 4th of July crafts for toddlers, and you could use some ideas, check out these suggestions. These patriotic crafts are easy, toddler-friendly, and perfect for the summer season.
The 4th of July is a holiday that's designed to honor the flag and everything that it stands for. While your toddler might not have the motor skills needed to draw the American flag, they can put their own personal touch on a flag with their own handprint!
Get some white finger paint that your toddler can use safely. Take a flag template, and guide your toddler to put their hand on the blue portion of the flag, where the stars would normally appear. It'll be great to look back at this flag as your toddler grows older!
The bald eagle is the national bird of the USA, which is why you'll want to include this animal in some of your 4th of July crafts. If you have some plain paper plates lying around your home, you and your toddler can make a bald eagle of your own!
It's easy to make a soaring eagle out of paper plates and some plastic spoons. Not only will your toddler have a lot of fun creating this eagle, but they'll have a ton of fun playing with it after the craft is done!
Pasta is a delicious food, but it can also be a great material for crafts! Pasta pieces are large enough for toddlers to grip in their hands. When pasta is uncooked, it's also hard, which means it can be used for all kinds of different projects.
Take pieces of pasta and paint them red, white, and blue. Once the pasta is painted, string the pieces together and make them into a necklace. Your toddler will be thrilled to wear the necklace that they made on the 4th of July.
You already know how to make a fantastic fireworks ring with your toddler, but how about a beautiful patriotic necklace to go with it? These simple necklaces are made out of strings and straws and your toddler can do it all themselves. If you can’t find flag straws at your local craft store, you could also make these necklaces with red, white, and blue straws.
Are you looking for a 4th of July decoration that your toddler can help make that you can place on the front porch or in your garden, maybe even out by the pool? This tin can flag windsock will be a perfect outdoor decoration and your toddlers will love watching the streamers fly in the breeze.
Your toddler will love this easy to make sponge painted flag, and you probably have everything you need to make it at home right now. Cut your sponges into star and stripe shapes, pull out the craft paint and let your toddler get to work making a patriotic flag poster to celebrate the fourth of July.
You would probably be hard pressed to find a toddler who didn’t enjoy making and playing with slime so this 4th of July inspired slime is a perfect craft for the holiday. In addition to the red, white, and blue slime colors you can also have your toddler mix in some red, white, and blue sequins or beads to make it even more engaging.
You can’t have a 4th of July celebration without flags, and this simple craft allows your toddler to make their own. All you need are paper plates, and markers, or paint to decorate the paper plate flags. You might also consider adding some star stickers to these simple flags.
The long days of summer provide the perfect opportunity to watch them sparkle through a suncatcher. Toddlers will need a little bit of help to make the frames for these patriotic suncatchers, but they can decorate them all by themselves. Once they have completed their suncatchers they will be excited to watch as the sun dances through them.
Would your toddler enjoy making a t-shirt to wear to this year’s Fourth of July celebrations? This eraser stamped star t-shirt is very easy to make, and your toddler will be so proud to wear something they made themselves. These are so cute, you might want to make one for yourself too!
If you are looking for a simple afternoon Independence day craft that you already have all of the materials for then this is the toddler approved craft for you. All you need is salt, dark colored construction paper, and food coloring to make beautiful firework salt paintings.
Toddlers love gluing buttons onto things and that makes this popsicle stick button flag project perfect for them. Chances are you already have a collection of buttons to use at home, and if not you pick some up at your local craft or even dollar store. After the flags are complete consider adding some magnets to them and display them on the fridge!
Toddlers will love making this very simple jar candle craft. All you need is a jar from the recycling bin, some watered down glue and some red, white, and blue sequins. You may have to help them hold and turn the jar, but your toddler should be able to put the sequins on themselves. Once the jars are dry place a battery-operated candle inside and let them admire their handiwork.
Does your toddler love to paint, but you hesitate to allow it because you want to avoid the mess? Then these marble firework paintings might be the compromise that you are looking for. They still get to make beautiful firework paintings, but by using the marbles instead of their little fingers there is very little mess.
This is a super simple fourth of July craft that even the youngest toddlers can make. All you need are straws, paper, and red, and blue paint to make these adorable firework paintings. Simply arrange your straws in the shape of a firework, and let your toddlers stamp the straws in paint and then on paper to their heart's content. You can even sprinkle glitter on top of the wet paint for a little extra sparkle.
Have you ever known a toddler who didn’t love to wave around a “magical” wand? Probably not! That’s why you and your toddler should make these 4th of July wands. You can make them your own by adding glitter, streamers, bells, or shimmering pipe cleaners to mimic the look of fireworks.
If you have old cardboard tubes lying around, you can turn them into stamps that look like 4th of July fireworks. Not only can your toddler help you make these stamps, but they can also use the stamps to create artwork. This is a great activity for a group of toddlers.
You can use the cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls or from paper towels to create this project. Make sure that you have toddler-safe paints or ink on hand to use with your stamps after you've made them! Red, white, and blue paints are a great option, but you can use your toddler's other favorite colors as well.
There's a good chance that your toddler loves playing with balloons. That's why you'll have a lot of fun using balloons to make your own flag. All you'll need is a big bag of balloons in the colors of the flag in order to get started.
You can tape your balloon flag to your garage, or you and your toddler could use balloons to create a flag on your lawn. While your toddler may need a lot of guidance to get through this craft, it could wind up being a wonderful educational opportunity.
It can be fun to dress up on holidays, especially for toddlers. That's why you should consider using paper plates to make a wearable hat that looks like the crown worn by the Statue of Liberty. You and your toddler will have a lot of fun making the hat together, and you'll be able to get some adorable pictures of your toddler in the hat after it's finished.
Of course, you don't have to stop with a crown. You can also make a torch to go with it. That way, anyone will be able to see that your toddler is dressed up like the Statue of Liberty. This is a great holiday craft, and it's also a picture-perfect costume.
If you're looking for more wearable crafts for your toddler, pipe cleaner rings are a fantastic option. It's easy to bend pipe cleaners and twist them into all kinds of shapes, which means you can use them to make rings that look a lot like fireworks.
Even if your toddler won't be able to stay up late enough to watch the fireworks go off, they'll be able to enjoy their own fireworks with this fun ring craft. You can make rings out of any pipe cleaners you have lying around, even if they're not in the colors of the flag.
It's likely that your toddler has been enjoying popsicles this summer! If you have some popsicle sticks lying around, you can use them to make your own Uncle Sam! Of course, you'll want to make sure you have some cotton balls for Uncle Sam's beard.
You never need to throw popsicle sticks away. They can be used for many different crafts, including this patriotic project. This is a fun craft to do with your toddler, and it's also an opportunity to tell your young one about Uncle Sam.
If you're going to be attending any 4th of July events, like a parade, you may want to create something that your toddler will be able to wave around. You can make ribbon wands together with your toddler, and you can bring the wands with you to any holiday celebrations. If you have some old ribbon that you need to use up, this is the perfect craft idea.
Because these wands are so easy to make, you don't have to stop at making just one wand. You could actually fill an entire bucket of wands. If you're hosting a 4th of July celebration, and there will be lots of children in attendance, you could give out these wands as a party favor.
Play dough can be messy, but it's a wonderful activity for toddlers. Instead of buying packaged play dough, you can work with your toddler to create your own dough at home. Once the dough is finished, you can use cookie cutters to make all kinds of shapes, like stars!
One of the best things about making your own play dough at home is that you can choose the color of your dough. Patriotic colors are a fun option if you're going to be making dough for the 4th of July. You could even set up a play dough table for kids to play at during your backyard barbecue.
If you're going to be spending a lot of time outdoors on the 4th of July, you'll want to come up with some fun outdoor activities that you can enjoy with your toddler. Blowing bubbles can bring you hours of enjoyment, especially if you create your own colorful bubbles. Bubbles are easy to make, and with a little bit of food coloring, you can make special bubbles that are perfect for the 4th of July.
While you can create bubble solution in any color, you'll want to blow red and blue bubbles on the 4th of July. Your toddler may not be big enough to hold a sparkler, but they can celebrate this holiday by blowing bubbles into the air instead. In fact, your toddler may be begging you for more bubbles after the holiday is over.
I hope you found a fun and easy Fourth of July craft to do with your toddler this year! Let me know which one you chose in the comments. Happy 4th of July!