18 Easy 4th of Crafts and Decorations for Families

Are you ready for the 4th of July? Take your party to the next level with the easy 4th of July crafts and decorations below! 

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Fun 4th of July Crafts for Kids and Adults

Starting off with the fun stuff, both kids and adults will have a blast with the craft ideas below. We’ve got some entertaining games, fun toys, and clothing accessories!

1. DIY Sparkler Wand

Two sparkler wands on a table

These sparkler wands are so easy to make and they’re an absolute hit with the kids. They can wave them around, play with them, and pretend to be apart of the firework fun on the 4th of July, just like the adults.

Get the full tutorial: DIY Sparkler Wands.

2. Patriotic Paddle Game

Kids playing paddle game with balloon

Passing a balloon around can provide entertainment for hours, no matter if you’re a kid or an adult. If you’re planning to have some family and friends over on the 4th of July, you could make enough paddles for everyone to play!

Get the full tutorial from Mess for Less.

3. Fourth of July Bingo

Patriotic bingo cards with pictures like Uncle Sam, a star, the United States, and more

This is another fun game that both kids and adults can play on the 4th of July. Who doesn’t love a good game of bingo! It’s super easy to set up too as it’s just a simple printable.

Get the full tutorial from Crazy Little Project.

4. Straw Rockets

Several straw rockets

Your kids have probably made their own DIY straw rockets before, but these ones add just a bit of 4th of July flair to make it even more fun!

Get the full tutorial from Simple Play Ideas.

5. Pinwheel Hairclips

3 different colored pinwheel hair clips on a blue striped background

For a simple little fashion piece on the 4th of July, these pinwheel clips are perfect! They also look really pretty once finished and there are a few different colorways you can choose from.

If your daughter wants to wear one of these along with a fun dress, try one of these red or blue DIY bandana dresses. They’re really adorable and so easy to make.

Get the full tutorial from Eighteen 25.

6. 4th of July Marshmallow Shooters

Finished marshmallow shooters

You already know the kids are going to have fun with these! They’re so easy to make too. All you need are some toilet paper rolls, balloons, rubber bands, and striped paper!

Get the full tutorial from Hunny I’m Home DIY.

7. Tik Tac Toe

Tic tac toe game on the grass

This is such a cool idea! Since you can buy the wooden letters pre-made, all that’s left to do is paint them in the red white and blue theme. Best of all, you can play with your homemade tik tac toe set throughout the entire year.

Get the full tutorial from Hey Let’s Make Stuff.

8. Patriotic Bubble Wands

Five patriotic bubble wands shaped like stars

Summer and bubbles go together like butter on toast, and these patriotic bubble wands become an awesome keepsake after the day is through. They could even double as decor.

Get the full tutorial from I Heart Crafty Things.

Homemade 4th of July Decorations

Ok, now for the decor ideas! Here are some of our favorite DIY Fourth of July decorations. They’re inexpensive, easy, and best of all, they look amazing!

9. Patriotic Pennant Banner

Patriotic banner on a wall

These simple yet stylish banners can be hung over your porch, front door, or in the house somewhere. A lot of the supplies needed for these are ones you most likely already have at home too, which is always a bonus!

Get the full tutorial: DIY Patriotic Pennant Banner.

10. Patriotic Painted Rocks

American flag rock

We actually already talked about this idea in our memorial day crafts post, but it’s a great idea for the 4th of July too. Rock painting is a really fun way to spend some family time as well!

Get the full tutorial from Team Colors By Carrie.

11. Paper Lanterns

3 small paper lanterns red white and blue

These are so cute! Plus, they’re easy enough for kids to make, and they give them a lot of great crafting practice.

Get the full tutorial from The Crafting Chicks.

12. Patriotic Paper Plate Wreath

DIY 4th of july wreath with stars

We’ve posted a lot of different DIY wreaths over the years and I love this paper plate one for the 4th of July. It’s inexpensive, the kids can help out with it, and the finished result can be modified and added on to however you like.

Get the full tutorial from Crafts By Ria.

13. Clothespin Wreath

American flag colored clothespin wreath

As another wreath idea, if you want to put a bit more effort in, this clothespin wreath turns out so fabulous! It’s something you can reuse over and over again too.

Get the full tutorial from The Krazy Koupon Lady.

14. Tin Can Windsocks

Two tin can windsocks in red white and blue with stars

For a piece of outdoor decor that will surely add some personality to your yard, make a few of these tin can windsocks! They’re easy and there’s a good chance you can find some tin cans at home to make them out of!

Get the full tutorial from Verified Mom.

15. Tin Can Firework Centerpiece

Tin can painted like an american flag with red white and blue paper coming out of the top

Here’s another piece of 4th of July decor you can make from a tin can. All you need is some paint, craft paper, and a straw or stick of some kind! What a lovely and easy centerpiece.

If you like reusing and upcycling tin cans, check out these other tin can crafts!

Get the full tutorial from Crafty Morning.

16. Lawn Stars

Lawn with red white and blue stars painted on it

This is some decor that is SURE to stand out at your BBQ party! So patriotic! And don’t worry, with the proper paint your grass will be perfectly fine 🙂

Get the full tutorial from The Concrete Cottage.

17. Festive Candle Holders

Red white and blue rice in a glass with a candle in the middle

These are so cool, and all you need for them is some rice and food coloring! Such an easy piece of decor for Independence Day.

Get the full tutorial from Hometalk.

18. Tissue Paper Fireworks

Red white and blue tissue paper made to look like fireworks

Doesn’t get much easier than this! These would go great with a lot of the other decor ideas above, and they can be placed almost anywhere. Great opportunity to teach the kids some crafting techniques too!

Get the full tutorial from Hey Let’s Make Stuff.

Final Thoughts

Enjoy your 4th of July crafts! With the ideas above you can keep the kids entertained, have some fun with your family and friends, AND impress everyone with the coolest decor on the block – all while keeping things pretty inexpensive! That’s a win-win-win!

Before you go, be sure to let us know which 4th of July projects on this list are your favorite. Or, if you’re trying something totally different, let us know what it is!

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Types: Crafts, Adult, Kids
Categories: Decoration, Home, Inside The House, Outside The House, Toys, 4th of July

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