4th of July Toddler Crafts

Posted by on June 24, 2013 in 4th of July, Crafts, Holidays | 29 comments

4th of July Toddler Crafts

4th of July Toddler Crafts

A friend of mine asked me for some toddler ideas for the 4th of July. The three that I came up are easy and use materials you most likely have on hand. Remember, I like easy, inexpensive and quick crafts! With the short attention span that toddlers have, these 4th of July toddler crafts are just the right time length for success! The end products look great, too!



1. American Flag


Red, White and Blue Construction Paper


White Tempra Paint

Brush, Glue

Small star cookie cutter or white foam sticker stars



Cut a rectangle to fit in top left hand corner of the white paper.

Cut strips of red construction paper into squares.

Very lightly, draw lines for the red stripes. It makes it easier to know where to glue the squares on the white paper

Take blue rectangle and add stars.


#1 Dip cookie cutter in white paint and stamp on the blue paper.

#2 Use stickers for the stars.

#3 Use finger and dip in paint and apply to blue rectangle.

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Paste blue rectangle in the left corner of the white paper.

Using a small sponge, sponge brush, paper squares or just a finger dipped in paint, make the red stripes of the flag.

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This method uses red squares cut out of construction paper. Other methods mentioned above work, too!


4th of July Toddler craftsSample of a brush method or finger method of painting the stripes.

Cover with contact paper and use as a placemat!

2 Patriotic Flower Centerpiece

Along with the placemat,  you need a centerpiece! Kids can’t mess this one up. Anyway it is painted, it works.


White coffee filters

Pipe Cleaners

Red and Blue Tempra Paint

Paint brush ( small foam or other)



Paint one coffee filter red in a circle pattern. It’s OK that it is not perfect. You do want some white showing.

Paint another one blue.

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This is the mom’s part:

When dry, fold 2-3 pieces together into fourths. You can use one plain  coffee filter for the middle one.

Cut a small hole and insert the pipe cleaner and bend around to secure. Wrap a piece of tape around the opening.

Cut slits going half way down.

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Open the flower and separate filter pieces.

Place 3 in a bud vase.

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3.  Translucent Stars

    Window Decoration

Another kid-friendly 4th of July Toddler Craft! They will love the beautiful colors showing through!


Red, White & Blue Tissue Paper ( Cut into squares -you don’t need to be precise)

Contact Paper



Place a piece of contact paper down with sticky side up

Apply squares of tissue paper, in random order, covering the entire surface . Overlap colors.

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Place another sheet of contact paper on top.

Cut out stars of various sizes.  Place on a window to show the patriotic colors.

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 Have fun with your toddler making these easy crafts!

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Happy 4th of July!

Phyllis (Oma)


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  1. These are fabulous fun for grandparents to do with the grandkiddos! Gotta pin ’em. Thanks for sharing! (Clicked over from the Grandma Ideas link party.) Cheers!

    • Thank you for stopping by! They are easy crafts to do and don’t require a lot of materials!

  2. Super cute, fun ideas, thank you for sharing!

  3. Thank you very much for joining in and making our Bowdabra Crafty Saturday Showcase, we look forward to seeing your post next Saturday.

    Warm Regards,
    The Bowdabra Team

  4. Great list to keep the kids busy this holiday!

    • Yes, they will love the crafts!

  5. These are great (and FUN!) ideas! Thanks so much for taking the time to come by and link up at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again on Friday!

  6. Wow! That looks incredible. I’m so impressed. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you stopping by to party with us. We hope to see you, Monday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  7. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. Such cute ideas for the 4th! I would love for you to share this in the #funsummerfinds linkup…it starts June 18!


  9. I love finding new ideas for my toddler – pinned these for later!

  10. Aww…I love these ideas! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    • Thank you for your lovely comment! Appreciate your stopping by.

  11. Fun easier crafts for the smaller hands is always good! Thanks for sharing this one. I will post on twitter and have pinned it. Found you via LouLou Girls linkup

    • Yes, they are easy for them and quick so they don’t lose interest.

  12. All of these would be fun to entertain the littles this 4th of July weekend!!! Thanks for sharing with us on Fancy This Fridays! We featured you today! 😉 Hope you’ll check it out and grab a featured button! http://www.trulylovelyblog.net/2013/07/fancy-this-fridays-134-and-features/

  13. Originally I was going to say the coffee filters were my favorite, but then I realized the entire shebang is totally awesome!!! What a fun and creative way to celebrate with kids. I’ll add them to my events this weekend http://www.sophie-world.com/blog/sparklers-and-classic-fourth-july

  14. What a great roundup of crafts to do! Reagan will surely enjoy these! Thank you Oma!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. 🙂

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  15. Wow! These are great ideas!! I love the flower centerpiece…I gotta get some blue tissue paper. Hmmm. Wheels turning.
    Visiting from Weekend Whatever!

  16. 3 fun ideas! I charmed by the patriotic flowers you made. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

  17. Great ideas! What a fun grandma you are!

    • I try to be! They always ask for crafts to do! Keeps me thinking!

  18. These look great! I can’t wait to try them with my little ones! 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us this weekend at One Sharendipity PL.

    Sue @ Thet2women.com

  19. I love this and I can’t wait to do these crafts with my preschooler. He is going to have so much fun making these!

  20. Pinned these! Will do some with my kiddos this weekend. We’ve been talking about July 4th. They’re 18 mo & 3 so can have fun making these. Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty and thanks for coming back!

    • Thank you! Your kiddos will have fun doing these! They are just right for the age!
      I’ll be back!

  21. These are so cool–I love projects that little hands can make! I’m going to share this on my PreschoolPowolPackets Facebook page–thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday at Preschool Powol Packets!!

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