It's summer, and it can be difficult to find activities to entertain your kids as the days wear on. But, with 4th of July coming up soon, you have a great opportunity to make some fun patriotic things with your kids while teaching them lessons about America's independence. Here are some of our favorite projects.
Reuse old cardboard tubes with this bracelet craft from Crafts by Amanda. Your kids can wear it on July 4th to show off their red, white, and blue.
For kids who might be a little too young to use sparklers, they can feel like part of the action with this sparkler wand from The Paper Mama.
This American flag craft from I Heart Crafty Things is super easy and cheap to make. It's an easy way to entertain kids of all ages!
Kids may not be able to play with real rockets, but they can play with these hand made ones from Happiness is Homemade!
Let your children proudly wave a flag they made themselves with this popsicle stick project from A Pumpkin and a Princess.
Noodles are a surprisingly good materials to create believable fireworks that kids can easily make. Learn how to do it at Mom Dot!
Patriotic straws are pretty easy to find, and much cheaper to buy than most beads. Mad in Crafts shows you how to make a necklace using paper straw beads.
This project from Lia Griffith is made using a cardboard tube. It is a fun project to use outside during the summer.
This dish brush painting from Mom Dot is an easy way for younger kids to enjoy themselves making impressive independence day fireworks.
You can use paper plates and paint to make these simple American flag purses from Handmade Charlotte.
Reuse colorful magazine pages to make this American flag from Crafts by Amanda. Kids will enjoy matching up the colors.
What kid doesn't love slime? Make this slime from Mom Dot for something that will keep them entertained for hours this 4th of July.
You can use colorful duct tape to create this parade stick from Crafts by Amanda for something they can enjoy playing with this July 4th.
This American flag craft from Lil Luna is made even more fun with a textural element created with tissue paper.
Fireworks are great in the sky, but they can also make great jewelry. This ring from Mom Dot is a simple way to have a great piece of jewelry.
These popsicle stick stars from Happiness is Homemade will look amazing hanging on your front porch this summer.
Pom poms are fun for any kids project. Use them to make this American flag project from Mom Dot.