The 4th of July is an event for the whole family to get excited about and with these easy and fun 4th of July crafts for toddlers even the youngest members of your family can join in on the preparations and fun! We love sharing crafts for toddlers and this round up is no different with fun ideas including American flag crafts, hand print crafts and easy firework crafts. Which will your kids want to make first?!
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As you’ll already know the toddler years are those of massive development and change and what a young toddler might be able to do or be interested in can be very different from the ability and interests of an older toddler. Take a look through this list to find some inspiration but don’t be scared to change things up to make them more suitable for your child and what you think they’ll enjoy. I’m sure you already know that toddlers will need to be supervised during these crafts and you might enjoy joining in on some of them yourself!
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To make life easier for you I’ve listed all the 4th of July crafts I’m sharing today in the same order that they appear in the collages below, however all the ideas aren’t shown in the collages so do take a look through inn case any more catch your eye and your imagination plus keep reading for more ideas for crafts for toddlers plus some fabulous 4th of July books to share with your child.
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Paper plate crafts are great for toddlers as the plate can cope with the large amount of paint that’s often used! Why not try this paper plate flag craft with your kids this year.
Raid the utensils drawer and make this easy 4th July fireworks craft from Crafty Morning.
These sparkly handprint fireworks from Real Life At Home would be a good one to keep as it’s always lovely to see how small your kids hands were!
Follow our tutorial to make this easy sponge painted American flag craft.
Obviously you’ll need to supervise your toddlers while making this one but this salt fireworks craft from the Best Ideas for Kids looks fantastic and is an unusual painting activity for your child to try out too.
This lego printed flag craft is great for toddlers who can grab hold of the large Duplo pieces.
A Dab of Glue Will Do’s Fourth of July thumbprint craft is definitely one to display on the day!
Toddlers will need help with the cutting for this Uncle Sam paper bag craft but they can stick the different parts on and use it to play with as a puppet afterwards.
I love this simple paper plate and peg craft from Non-Toy Gifts.
Crafty Morning has a super simple fireworks craft that’s perfect for toddlers.
No Time for Flashcards has a great American flag suncatcher craft that toddlers could make.
Older toddlers can practice their scissor skills with this firework craft from A Little Pinch of Perfect.
This easy fireworks craft was designed for New Years Eve but change the colours to red and blue and it would be perfect for 4th July.
Follow School Time Snippet’s tutorial to make these tissue paper flags, great for supporting fine motor skills as well!
Take a look at Carrot’s Are Orange’s tutorial and make an American flag out of marbled paper.
4th of July Books for Toddlers
We love any excuse to sit down, snuggle up and share a story together, which of these books inspired by 4th of July would your child enjoy the most?
More Crafts for Toddlers
Weather crafts are great as you can make them all year! Check out our favourite weather crafts for toddlers here.
Summer is the perfect time for making under the sea crafts, they’re perfect as preparation for a trip to the beach or as a nice chilled out activity afterwards. Find our favourite under the sea crafts for toddlers here.
Do you have a bug loving kid? Let them have fun making these cool bug crafts for toddlers before you set off on a bug hunting mission around your back yard!