Looking for fun summer activities? Here are my favorite patriotic crafts for preschoolers. Bring on the red white and blue!
Summertime can be long and hot. While we are all for having our kids play outside as much as possible, sometimes you have to beat the heat.
One of my son’s favorite indoor activities is crafts! He is really into making things and always so proud of himself when he finishes a project.
Our daughter is only 1 year old and still at the put-everything-in-her-mouth stage, but I know she will love crafts soon, too.
There are lots of fun summer themes for kids (hello, watermelon!) but one of the easiest ones is a patriotic theme.
This is easy because you have a few holidays – Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and even Labor Day – to play off of.
Be sure to check out my favorite patriotic books for preschoolers.
The color palette is set for you — red, white and blue, of course.
You can really take any popular kid’s activity or craft and make it red white and blue and suddenly it’s patriotic. Seriously! Try making red, white, and blue crafts:
- Homemade crayons
- Tie dye
- Homemade playdoh or slime
- Paintings of any kind
- Bead crafts like jewelry
- Tissue paper crafts
- Whatever your kids are into!
Other than red, white, and blue, most patriotic crafts have stars or star shapes on them, for instant flag vibes.
There are also some flag crafts where kids can make an actual American flag or display a flag design!
Finally, think of any crafts with a fireworks theme. This is perfect for 4th of July crafts and kids will love anything to do with fireworks!
Here are my favorite patriotic crafts for kids!
Patriotic crafts for kids
Here are tons of ideas for patriotic crafts for kids!
Gather your old broken crayons and use them to make these DIY patriotic red white and blue star crayons. Kids will love making them AND using them!
Get into a festive spirit with this easy painting idea for kids - painted fireworks made from toilet paper rolls!
Hand Print Art for Kids to Celebrate July the 4th
If you’re looking for a fun and easy art project for your kids, look no further than these hand print art paintings that celebrate the 4th of July.
Easy 4th of July Craft: Patriotic Stars Painting
Celebrate Independence Day with this easy 4th of July craft. This blue and red patriotic star cookie cutter painting will be a big hit with your preschoolers.
These red white and blue pinwheels are fun to make and fun to display in the yard or at a parade.
Patriotic Star Suncatchers
My kids love making sun catchers all year round! Here is a star patriotic version.
Fourth of July paper banner craft for kids
We love a paper craft and thought kids would enjoy our simple Fourth of July paper banner craft.
Easy Toilet Paper Roll Firework Craft
Learn how to paint beautiful fireworks with toilet paper rolls. This easy firework craft is the perfect activity to do with your kids for New Year’s and Fourth of July!
Red White & Blue Mason Jar Lanterns (VIDEO)
Add a gorgeous glow to your Memorial Day or 4th of July celebrations with these fun and easy patriotic kid-made mason jar lanterns!
Patriotic Popsicle Kids Craft Activity
A fun and easy Patriotic Popsicle Kids craft that will be a blast for your kids to make. This Red, white and blue patriotic kids craft hat is a fun addition to any patriotic good time.
DIY Beaded Bracelets for Fourth of July (Or Any Time!)
Beaded bracelets are perfect for all ages! Add some patriotic flare with these simple Fourth of July ideas.
DIY Patriotic Fireworks Binoculars - Made From Toilet Paper Tubes
Show your pride with these patriotic fireworks binoculars, perfect for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, or any time of year. Get ready to enjoy viewing fireworks, parades, and more. Made from toilet paper tubes.
Pom-Pom Bald Eagle Craft for Kids
Learn how to make two super cute and easy bald eagle craft ideas for kids: pom pom bald eagles and a patriotic eagle garland. All you need are simple craft supplies!
Handprint American Flag Craft for Preschoolers
This American Flag Handprint Craft for Kids is such a cute patriotic keepsake made using paint sticks! This is one craft that’s so pretty you’ll want to display it all summer long!
Skittles Experiment: Exploring Color Science
A magical Skittles experiment to explore colors, water stratification and more! A cool STEM activity perfect to do at home during the summer!
EASY 4th of July Wreath (Made from Old T-Shirts!)
How to make an easy DIY 4th of July T-Shirt Wreath in minutes!
Best 4th of July Handprint Crafts – Uncle Sam and Bald Eagle
Kids love handprint crafts! Turn their handprints into Uncle Sam and a Bald Eagle for a fun USA themed craft.
4th of July Paper Cone Wreath Craft
Kids will love rolling these paper cones and they are easy to turn into a decorative wreath.
DIY 4th of July Windsock
This windsock is so fun and dramatic to hang on your porch!
Popsicle Stick American Flag Craft
Bust out the popsicle sticks and make these simple wooden american flags.
Patriotic Streamer Paper Airplanes
Paper airplanes are interesting to make, but the real fun comes after. You can arrange contests for speed, distance, or even accuracy! Super fun for slightly older kids.
Handprint Flag Craft
Turn handprints each into their own little flag!
Handprint Bald Eagle Craft For Kids [Free Template]
Turn handprints into the wings of a majestic bald eagle.
How To Make Fourth Of July Slime For Kids
Who doesn't love slime? Here's a red white and blue recipe!
Hand Print American Flag Shirt
Kids will love making these american flag shirts and wearing them all summer long.
Uncle Sam Craft for Kids
Teach your kids about Uncle Sam and then make this lil guy to take on your summer adventures.
3-Ingredient Patriotic Sidewalk Chalk
Is there anything more summer vibes than sidewalk chalk? Here's how to make your own!
Painting the Fourth of July Fireworks
Kids who like making a painting mess will love these fireworks paintings!
Patriotic Lanterns - Cut, Fold, Glue and Decorate
These paper lanterns are fun to make and kids will be so proud to hang them up!
Kids will love using paper, toilet paper rolls, ribbon, and fabric scraps to make patriotic decor. Perfect for decorating the playroom!
What are your favorite patriotic art projects for kids?
Thanks for reading!