Summer’s here, which means you’ve got your hands full occupying the kiddos while accomplishing everything else on your to-do list.
Luckily, we’ve put together some great fourth of July crafts to keep them busy so you can get in the holiday spirit, all while keeping them busy.
3 Fourth of July Crafts the Kids Will Love Long After Independence Day
Be sure an adult is present while these fourth of July crafts are being created.
1. Star-Spangled Doormat
Make your home a bit more festive this Independence day with a DIY star-spangled doormat! This will be a perfect fourth of July craft you can reuse every future fourth of July to greet your guests when they step inside your home. To keep this doormat looking great, we recommend placing it inside the home, out of sunlight and harsh conditions.
Here’s what you’ll need (makes one doormat):
- Two 24x24 red, white, or blue foam floor tiles. If you have a specific color scheme in mind, choose from one of 15 available colors in the ⅜” Multipurpose Mat.
- Utility Knife (optional: mats can be easily trimmed to create a smaller or custom size.
- Star stencils (same or different sizes depending on your preference).
- Acrylic paint/spray paint in the color(s) of your choice. This will be used to create the stars (adult help required for safety).
- Craft paint brushes (to paint on stars or touch up spray paint).
- Rug pad gripper
- After configuring your mats, decide how many stars you want to add. You can either tape the star stencils to the mats or move them around as you go (or as instructed by your child).
- Remove the stencil and continue with the next star until you have the number of stars you want.
- Allow the mats to dry in a well-ventilated area overnight (or as otherwise instructed on the paint) before using.
- Cut to fit rug pad gripper to place underneath the mat to reduce movement
After your party, kids can proudly display their mats outside their bedroom doors or store them away in a safe, dry place for next summer.
2. Fourth of July Hopscotch
Put the kids to work crafting up a game they can enjoy for hours after it’s finished with a fourth of July themed hopscotch game. All you’ll need is a combination of 10 red, white, and blue interlocking foam tiles laid out in a hopscotch pattern and some colored tape.
With colored tape (black or white would work fine), have them mark each tile with its coordinating number, starting from one and finishing with 10. This will be a great game inside on a rainy day or outside on the deck or pavement to entertain the kids during your Independence day soiree!
3. Firework Paintings
Need a fourth of July craft the kids can do on their own? As long as you don’t mind a little paint on the table, hands, or clothes, this painted fireworks fourth of July craft is perfect. Here’s what you’ll need:
- A few toilet paper/paper towel rolls per child. If using a paper towel roll, cut it in half to get more use out of it.
- Construction paper
- Paint of choice (washable would be good here)
- Start by cutting one end of your cardboard roll about two-thirds the way up the roll in long strips all the way around. This will help your child create the fireworks effect.
- Next, lightly dip the cut side of the roll into the paint of choice and stamp the paper. It’s also fun to layer colors for a more vibrant and colorful effect.
- Hang up the work for your guests to see at your party, or proudly display it on the refrigerator for the family to enjoy.
No matter what your plans are this Independence day, We Sell Mats™ has the fun DIY fourth of July crafts your kids will have a blast creating, and the comfortable anti-fatigue mats everyone in the family will enjoy spending time together on. Shop today!