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15 Star Spangled Crafts and DIY Ideas for the Whole Family
My daughter has been begging me to get ready for our 4th of July party for days now. We shopped for a lot of the decorations yesterday, and today I gathered up guilt-free, kid-friendly snack ideas. Now, it’s time to start thinking of a couple of crafts to try, because my girl doesn’t believe in holidays without crafts. I’ve rounded up some ideas that we could try before the holiday, to use as decor and fashion accessories and attire, and there may even be a few in here we could do the day of, with all our guests. Keep reading to see 15 of my favorite craft and DIY ideas I think the kids will love, and the adults will find fun as well.
Star Studded Leis
This craft is one the whole family could make and wear together, from young toddlers all the way up to great grandma Gene! They’re easy and inexpensive, and I just may have to shop for the supplies tomorrow!
4th of July Twirlers
Be safe, sane and quiet with these amazing patriotic twirlers. Using just a few items found in your kitchen and tool chest, you can make these very cool and fun party twirlers that are sure to be a hit.
A Star Spangled Welcome
Have one of your older kids help you make this very patriotic welcome wreath to hang on your front door. Using just some card stock and tape, this craft is easy, inexpensive and kid friendly.
Cinderella's Star Spangled Headband
Even Princesses must be patriotic and festive on national holidays. This adorable DIY headband is perfect for the youngest of toddlers all the way up to big girls, and is so easy to make with just some felt!
Cut and Stitch Star Shirt
Although this DIY is done on a kid’s shirt, it could just as easily be done on a bodysuit for baby, or a toddler size or even for an adult. The possibilities are endless, and those are always my favorite kind of DIY’s.
Another great apparel DIY that could easily be made for any member of the family, from a baby onesie to a tank top for mom. Grab a shirt, some fabric paint and get crafting to create these awesome patriotic shirts!
Mickey's Parade Waver
Kids love to wave things in the air on holidays, especially on the 4th when all the adults are handling sparklers and other types of fireworks, these Mickey Mouse wands are a great, safe alternative. Also perfect for the town’s parade!
Minnie's 4th of July Headband
Gather some felt and a headband and get going on this very festive and patriotic craft that will show your Disney spirit.
Minnie's Patriotic Pin
Create these adorable Minnie Mouse pins using some buttons and glue, and spread your patriotic Disney spirit all day on the 4th. Pin to your shirt or a visor as shown.
Reduce, reuse and recycle with this fun craft, using old grocery bags and wooden dowels. These pom-poms are perfect for the town parade or to show your enthusiasm during the fireworks show.
Red White and Blue Cuffs
Using felt and a glue gun, you can make these patriotic cuffs for all the kids on the 4th!
Stars n' Stripes Hat
These fun hats are colorful, festive, inexpensive and easy to make, and you won’t mind if they get handled too roughly on the 4th, because you can always make more with a simple paper bag!
Star Spangled Luminarias
Kids love to see the soft glow coming from paper luminarias, at least my kids do! These patriotic star spangled ones require little more than a paper lunch sack and some tissue paper.
Star Spangled Wavers
Another fun parade waver, and fireworks alternative are these soft and festive felt wavers. So quick and easy to make even the biggest procrastinator (me), could whip these up in time for the big 4th of July parade!
Wagon Boat Mini Float
Last but certainly not least, this awesome wagon float tutorial will have your wagon being the best in show for sure! Our little Hayden will look too cute and will be blazing his patriotic spirit when cruising around the neighborhood during the bike parade in this awesome DIY float!