July 4th Decorations, Crafts and Games – Part 2

Posted by on June 20, 2013 in 4th of July, Games, Holidays | 11 comments

This is  “Part 2” with lots more ideas for July 4th Decorations, Crafts and Games! Some are ideas I have gathered and some are my own ideas. I give credit for those that I’ve rounded up so click on the links for their complete posts.

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 July 4th Decorations, Crafts and Games

Part 2


July 4th Decorations:

1. Patriotic Wreath

This is an easy one to do and turns out to be very impressive! A great tutorial is given on this site, too!



2. Pinwheel Wreath:

Another fun wreath made from printable pinwheels! This site gives complete instructions and free printable pinwheels!   Go to niftythriftythings.com

Print out pinwheels and place them on a wreath.

Here’s another site for printable pinwheels…... www.craftJr.com

Another site is here.


3. Rosette Wreath:

This wreath is made from pinwheels or rosettes!

july wreath

Complete directions are found at allyou.com


4. Patriotic Centerpieces:

An earlier post of mine is found here.

4th of July Centerpieces #centerpiece, #4th-of-july #Memorial-day www.grandparentsplus.com
Quick & easy decorations for Memorial Day or 4th of July!

Many other posts for 4th of July decorations are found on the menu above. Check out  “Holidays”- 4th of July for the $1 Patriotic Star, Patriotic Candle Ring and others.

5. Flag Wreath:

Very simple to make wreath using small flags.  Go here for directions.

crochet wreath

waving eagle

                          from   favecrafts






Kid’s Crafts

1. Make a cute Uncle Sam Puppet….

Directions found at notimeforflashcards


2. Luminaries:

  Decorate Jars with red, white and blue tissue paper. Even toddlers can do this one! Place a LED votive light or glow stick inside. Use as a table decoration or line your walkway!


For complete directions, go to fortheloveof.com

3. Patriotic Fireworks:

Love the look of these paper decorations.  This site has a wonderful tutorial on how to make them. Use these in the wreath decoration idea above.


4. Patriotic Centerpiece:

 Simple, but cute for your table!

This idea is from www.frugallivingandhavingfun.com    Go to their site for a free download of 4th of July crafts.

5. Printable Craft Ideas:

DollarStoreCrafts has tons of printables listed here.




1. Conversation Games:

I came across some fun conversation starter games and ideas for all ages from happyhomefairy

2. 4th of July Ring Toss at RootsandWingsCo

3. Online Games: Well, if you must have some online games for when it rains, here they are…  http://akidsheart.com/holidays/july4/jgames.htm

4. Word Games and Word Searches

found here at   http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/fourth-of-july/printables/

5. Family Parade!  

Have on hand lots of crêpe paper streamers, some printables, tape, scissors, ribbons, colored paper, banners, pinwheels, and all sorts of patriotic decorative items. (Dollar Store items) Let kids (perhaps adults, too) make a float, decorate a bike, scooter, stroller or wagon and have a fun family parade! Use drums, whistles, bells, etc., too! Record and play patriotic music. Take lots of pictures! Award prizes for different categories such as: most patriotic, funniest, cutest, sportiest, craziest, most artistic, etc.  Make up categories so each participant gets an award. Need some ideas? Go to http://www.howdoesshe.com/4th-of-july-parade/   for some cute pictures and ideas for your family parade! Fourth of July Bike Clip Art

This picture is from the Martha Stewart site that has lots of free printables to use for a bike parade  …  HERE!

6.Lots of free printable July 4th word games, memory game, patriotic dominoes:

more on this site…  dltk-kids.com

7. More printable games and ideas are found on this site….  


and here….    http://holidays.kaboose.com/july4-printables.html

8. Pass the Flag:

Arrange kids and adults into two teams. Give them a flag and they have to pass it from person to person without using their hands. Don’t make the flag too big. The smaller flags make it harder! If it is all young kids, the bigger flag works better!

9. Patriotic Program:

If you have elementary kids, let them create a Patriotic Program. Give them some printables, decorations, patriotic CD music and let them put together a program for the adults! Give them this idea ahead of July 4th so they can come up with ideas on their own, too!

10. Ring the Flag:

Place a flag some distance away (adjust for different ages). Players throw the hula hoop to try to ring the flag. Give players 10 tries and count the number of successful rings. Variation: Place several flags around the yard. Play like a golf game. Once they ring it, they move to the next one. Lowest score wins!

4th of July games

11. Flag in the Bottle:

Place a jar or a wide mouth bottle on the ground behind a chair. Player kneels on chair facing the back  and tries to see how many flag toothpicks they can land inside the jar. Hands need to rest on the top back of the chair when dropping them.

12.  A complete packet of printables

for ages 3-7 is from Gift of Curiosity.

13.  More printables

for preschool and older from 3 Dinosaurs.

Hope this gives you lots of ideas for your celebrations. Pin them and keep them for other years, too. If you missed Part 1, you’ll want to check out those ideas as well here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful 4th of July!

Phyllis (Oma)

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  1. Hey there! Thanks for linking up such a cool craft. Stop by again next week and link up another awesome project!

    Have a wonderful week!

  2. Great project Ideas for a special day July 4th! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}! Hope you can share more of your creativity at tonight’s party – 8 pm EST http://www.settingforfour.com

  3. Bunch of fun ideas. I particularly like the Uncle Sam puppet. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

  4. Thanks for linking to What’d You Do This Weekend? Great ideas. Love them all.

    We’re having a Burger Bash June 29 – July 3 to get ready for the 4th. Come on over.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  5. Love the red, white, blue!! Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sharon and Denise

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  6. Thanks for sharing at The Patriotic Pam link Party. This will be featured on this weekend’s party. Come check it out. 🙂 Pam

    • Thanks for the feature! I’ll be sure to check it out!

  7. Thank you so much for linking-up at Pin It Monday Hop#14. We appreciate for taking the time to share your post with us. If you have extra time, please stop by and check what other Bloggers are sharing. See you

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  8. So many ideas!! Festive and fun! Have a lovely day.
    Neighbors About Town Blog

  9. Thank you for sharing at Who Needs a Cape? ‘s Super Sunday linky! Cute ideas!

  10. Thanks for sharing all these great ideas! Saw them on Catch a Glimpse!

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