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Handmade 4th of July crafts moms can make with their kids

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Americana for mommy and me

Save your kids from summer boredom with these Fourth of July-inspired crafts. Created for toddlers to teens, these DIY projects will add red, white and blue to your Independence Day fun.

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Salad-spinner fireworks

Salad Spinner Fireworks

Image source: Mom's Crafty Space

Let kids express their creative side using your salad spinner. Cut a piece of paper the size of the bottom of the spinner and give kids paint to add to the paper. Let them spin to their hearts' desire and you've got yourself some new Fourth of July decor.

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Patriotic painted daisies

Patriotic Painted Daisies

Image source: The Artful Parent

Jean the Artful Parent helped her daughter paint daisies using colored water. Within an hour, kids will see these white daisies turn red and blue hues. Help kids cut the stems, but let them choose the amount of color exposure to create their own unique daisy.

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Red, white and blue cuff

Safe Sparkler

Image source: Spoonful

A DIY jewelry piece, boys and girls will love making and wearing this patriotic cuff. Made using felt and hot glue, kids can easily make this craft using Mom's help with the scissors. Sew on a button like Jennifer from Spoonful, or attach Velcro for easy use.

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Firework T-shirts

Fireworks Tshirt

Image source: The Mother Huddle

Create a template using pipe cleaners, and have kids create their own firework shirt. Mom blogger Destri at The Mother Huddle supervised kids as they added a few fireworks with red and blue craft paint for their Fourth of July wear.

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Pretzel Americana

Pretzel Americana

Image source: Poca Cosa

A fun craft that involves food are the Pretzel Americanas made by blogger Susan Crabtree at Poca Cosa. Dip pretzel sticks in colored chocolate or candy and add sprinkles with kids for Fourth of July treats and eats.

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