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

Jul 3, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. ET

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.


Fourth of July star wand

Fourth of July Wand

Image source: Our Crafts ~N~ Things

Create the cutest Fourth of July wands to wave at this year's parade using school glue, Popsicle sticks and construction paper. Designed by blogger Our Crafts ~N~ Things, these wands are meant for toddlers and older. Help them cut while they glue on the pieces.


Mod-Podged candle holder

Mod Podged Candle Holder

Image source: Cathie Filian

Cathie created a fun candle holder using a Mason jar and Mod Podge. Allow your kiddo to paint the jar while you help him cut out stars from paper scraps. Mod Podge on for an adorable centerpiece at the barbecue.


Uncle Sam pin

Uncle Sam Pin

Image source: Macaroni Kid

Turn Uncle Sam into a T-shirt pin using Macaroni Kid's tutorial. With a Popsicle stick, paper and cotton balls. this kid craft is a perfect addition to any Fourth of July T-shirt. Save for President's Day for the kiddos to show off at school.


Fourth of July magnets

Fourth of July magnets

Image source: Plaid Kids Crafts

Fun for the refrigerator, these Fourth of July magnets are sure to set off fireworks for your children. Created by Plaid Kids Crafts, these magnets were made using wood stars, paint, glitter and magnets. Give them the supplies and let kids decorate as they see fit. Any age can create this craft with parental supervision.


Paint-stick flag

Paint Stick Flag

Image source: I Heart Crafty Things

Made by Rachel at I Heart Crafty Things, this DIY flag, perfect for children, is made using paint sticks. Pick up a few at the local hardware store, add buttons and let kiddos paint. Rachel used eight paint sticks and gold ribbon to hang. Toddlers and older kids will enjoy painting and gluing this flag with mama.

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