4th of July Crafts for Kids Kids Activities

4th of July Firework Craft

The 4th of July is not complete with out the beautiful display of fireworks and the booming, crackling sound! This super cute and easy-to-make Firework Craft is a fun 4th of July craft for kids of all ages to make to celebrate Independence Day! All you need is construction paper, curling ribbon, and a pair of scissors and you are ready to make an easy craft for kids!

The 4th of July is not complete with out the beautiful display of fireworks and the booming, crackling sound! This super cute and easy-to-make Firework Craft is a fun 4th of July craft for kids of all ages to make to celebrate Independence Day! All you need is construction paper, curling ribbon, and a pair of scissors and you are ready to make an easy craft for kids!

Firework Craft

Kids are always amazed by fireworks! They are so big they seem enormous to children as they take over the dark night sky with their bold, brilliant colors, unpredictable pattern, trailing effects, and loud booming!

Fireworks are an American tradition for the Fourth of July, summer festivals, evenings at Disney World, and many, many other times. Help kids prepare for or remember the fireworks show with this really fun and easy to make firework craft for kids from toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade students.

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Fireworks for Kids

For this fireworks craft all you need is black construction paper, scissors, and curing ribbon. I think it looks really cook on a black piece of paper so the colors pop, but you could use a dark blue night sky too! Use any color curling ribbon you have on hand or your child’s favorite colors. You can make a traditional red, white and blue craft if you like.
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4th of July Crafts

Cut together several strips of curling ribbon. You will want at least 3, but can go up to 10 or so to get really full fireworks.
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Insert the stack curing ribbons into a hole you create in the black construction paper using either the point of the scissors or hole punch.
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Tie together the curling ribbon at the end on the backside of the black construction paper.

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To keep the project nice and flat and secure, I suggest using tape to secure the knot to the back of the construction paper.

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Show your child how to hold the curling ribbon (close to the construction paper) against the straight edge of scissors and sweep to the end to make the ribbon into a tight curl.

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After you’ve curled the ribbon, you can double the spray effect by using scissors to cut in the middle of a ribbon and gently pull it apart to create two (thinner) firework curls.

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Here is a very simple curling ribbon firework using 3 strips of ribbon where each ribbon was pulled into 2. Such a fun summer craft to make with kids of all ages!

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4th of July Crafts

Here is one of our beautiful fourth of July crafts. Notice how some are fuller (using more ribbons to start with), thicker (not split in half), and some with a variety of lengths to create dimension.
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This 4th of July craft is great for kids of all ages! Here is my daughters colorful fireworks craft my 7 year old made.

This makes such a fun, colorful fireworks craft that has so many options for kids from kindergarten to middle school.

Let's celebrate Independence Day with these fun Fourth of July crafts and activities for kids of all ages! Over 100 EPIC patriotic activities for July 4th.

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More Summer Crafts for Kids

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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