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Patriotic Craft Roundup

Patriotic Craft Roundup

Memorial Day to the Fourth of July and then Labor Day, summer is a time for patriotic crafts. As the warm weather rolls in and schools close for the season, families have more opportunities to gather and celebrate the spirit of the nation through creative activities. These holidays not only mark significant moments in American history but also provide a perfect backdrop for engaging in fun and festive crafting projects that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. In years past, my kids and I had a great time completing these crafts!

Discover over a dozen patriotic crafts from wreaths to lanterns to make during craft time with kiddos of all ages. Whether you are looking to decorate your home with red, white, and blue flair or simply want to spend quality time with your children, these crafts offer something for everyone. From simple paper-based projects that toddlers can handle to more intricate designs for older kids, these ideas will spark creativity and patriotism. Dive into the joy of crafting and let your imagination run wild as you create beautiful decorations to celebrate these important American holidays. (Click the links for detailed instructions for each patriotic craft.)

Originally published on June 24, 2019. Updated on May 19, 2024.

Craft Roundup

Deco Mesh Patriotic Star Wreath Craft

Finished Deco Mesh Patriotic Star Wreath Craft

This blog post provides step-by-step instructions for creating a patriotic wreath using materials like wire wreaths, red, white, and blue deco mesh, pipe cleaners, and decorative stars. The process involves forming and securing deco mesh loops, adding a glitter ribbon, attaching a door knob hanger, and decorating with sparkly stars to create a festive and patriotic display.

E Is for Eagle Handprint Craft

Finished E Is for Eagle Handprint Craft

This blog post guides parents through a fun and educational eagle handprint craft to help toddlers learn the letter E. Using brown, white, orange, and black paint, children create an eagle picture with their handprints and fingerprints, finishing with the phrase “E is for eagle.”

Fourth of July Wreath Craft

Finished Fourth of July Wreath Craft

This blog post provides a detailed guide on creating a festive patriotic wreath using inexpensive materials from the Dollar Tree. The craft involves cutting red and blue plastic tablecloths into strips, tying them around a foam wreath, and decorating with glittery table scatter for a vibrant Fourth of July decoration.

Patriotic Craft Stick Star Wreath Craft

Finished Patriotic Craft Stick Star Wreath Craft

This blog post provides a step-by-step guide to making a patriotic star wreath using red, white, and blue polka dot duct tape and wooden craft sticks. The craft involves wrapping a foam wreath with duct tape, creating and painting craft stick stars, and decorating with table scatter and ribbon for a festive, patriotic display.

Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft

Finished Patriotic Cup Lantern Craft

This blog post outlines a simple and fun craft project for making patriotic lanterns using red, white, and blue disposable cups and ribbons. The instructions include decorating cups with washi tape, adding ribbon loops for hanging, and gluing long ribbons around the cup edges to create festive Fourth of July decorations.

Patriotic Dish Brush Fireworks Paint Craft

Finished Patriotic Dish Brush Fireworks Paint Craft

This blog post provides instructions for making paint fireworks using a foam dish brush and acrylic paint. The craft involves dipping the brush into red, white, and blue paint; stamping it onto black construction paper; and allowing it to dry to create festive, patriotic decorations.

Patriotic Duck-oration Wreath

Patriotic Duck-oration Wreath

This blog post provides a guide to making a patriotic duck-oration wreath using rubber ducks and red, white, and blue garland. The instructions include wrapping a wire wreath with clear tape, sewing on the rubber ducks, weaving garland around them, and securing everything with hot glue for a festive summer decoration.

Patriotic Painted Cotton Swabs Fireworks Craft

Finished Patriotic Painted Cotton Swabs Fireworks Craft

This blog post details a craft project for making red, white, and blue fireworks using white cotton swabs and black paper. The instructions involve cutting the cotton swabs, dipping them in paint, arranging them on black paper, and securing them with glue for a patriotic summer decoration.

Patriotic Paper Lantern Craft

Finished Patriotic Paper Lantern Craft

This blog post presents a craft project for making simple red, white, and blue patriotic paper lanterns using construction paper and yarn. The instructions involve cutting and gluing paper strips and stars to create decorative panels, rolling them into lantern shapes, and threading yarn through for hanging, resulting in festive Fourth of July decorations.

Patriotic Rolled Paper Wreath Craft

Finished Patriotic Rolled Paper Wreath Craft

This blog post offers instructions for crafting red, white, and blue rolled paper wreaths, perfect for patriotic decor. Using construction paper and gold star stickers, the craft involves rolling paper rectangles into cones, arranging them in a circle around a plastic lid, decorating with a star-adorned center, and displaying the finished wreath for festive home decoration.

Patriotic Star Wreath Craft

Finished Patriotic Star Wreath Craft

This blog post details the creation of a patriotic star wreath using foam, washi tape, craft sticks, and acrylic paint. The craft involves wrapping the wreath with tape, painting and attaching craft stick stars, weaving ribbon throughout, and hanging the finished product for festive summer decoration.

Patriotic Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks Paint Craft

Finished Patriotic Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks Paint Craft

This blog post describes a craft project for making red, white, and blue paint fireworks using old toilet paper rolls. The instructions involve cutting the rolls, creating fringe ends, dipping them in paint, stamping onto black paper, and allowing them to dry for a patriotic summer decoration.

Patriotic Wreath Craft

Finished Patriotic Wreath Craft

This blog post provides instructions for creating a patriotic wreath using printed duct tape and tablecloths, all sourced from the Dollar Tree. The craft involves wrapping a foam wreath with plaid duct tape, tying strips of red, white, and blue tablecloths around the foam, and decorating with glitter table scatter for a festive decoration perfect for Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Red, White, and Blue Wreath Craft

Finished Red, White, and Blue Wreath Craft

This blog post details the creation of a red, white, and blue wreath using plastic tablecloths and a patriotic doorknob hanger, all sourced from the dollar store. The craft involves cutting and tying tablecloth strips around a wire wreath, sewing on a doorknob hanger, and displaying the finished product for festive summer decoration.

Star Person Craft

Star People

This blog post presents instructions for making patriotic star people crafts using construction paper and wiggle eyes. The craft involves cutting and folding paper strips, gluing them onto a large star, adding smaller stars and wiggle eyes, resulting in festive decorations perfect for Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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