Make the day POP!
Lead a bike parade
Blow up big balloons
Make your own fireworks
These homemade poppers are super-easy to put together, and the kids will love picking out the treats to stuff inside them!
Put together pretty pinwheels
This gorgeous craft is a great addition to any basket, bike, or place setting. Wait for a gust of wind to watch it spin!
Make these pinwheels»
Make a Fourth of July necklace
Make star pendants
Kids can decorate these shiny stars however they want and wear them proudly around their necks — or give 'em away for aunts and uncles to wear instead ...
Make a star pendant»
Be a number-one fan … of the USA
Become a word nerd
How many points for F-R-E-E-D-O-M? Build your family’s vocab with this sweet DIY outdoor Scrabble set — only words relating to Independence Day allowed!
Make an outdoor Scrabble set»
Make sparkly skewers
Use these fun skewers as drink stirrers, sparklers that won’t die out, 4th of July wands ... the possibilities are endless.
Make sparkly skewers»
Make friendship bracelets
Send your kids — and yourself — to summer camp for a few hours with this classic craft. Use red, white, and blue string to celebrate the Fourth.
Make friendship bracelets»
Make firework flip-flops
Even feet can get into the 4th of July spirit with these attention-grabbing flip-flops, which are simple enough for even little ones to make.
Make firework flip-flops»
Throw a block party!
Get all your neighbors in the mood for sparklers and barbecue with a group party and go all out
on the decorations!
Throw a party»
Take a whack
PiÃ±atas are automatic party fun. Make this DIY version fit your 4th of July fÃªte by using red, white, and blue tissue paper.
Make a piÃ±ata»
Hang some pennants
This beautiful idea for decorating was originally from a tractor-themed birthday party, but we’re digging the all-American color scheme for the Fourth.
Make these pennants»
Decorate your front door
Put the holiday front and center in your home with this ribbon flag, an easy and adorable craft to make with kids.
Make a ribbon flag»
Deck out your deck
No one will forget what holiday we’re celebrating with some red, white, and blue bunting running around your patio.
Get the bunting»
Make starred and striped foods
Uncle Sam would want you to make these recipes. Maybe not, but your kids will definitely enjoy making these red, white, and blue foods with you.
Let your toddler fire up the grill
Get the whole family in the barbecue mood by making this super-easy toy grill for the kids. The family that grills together ...
Make a toy grill»
Whip up some edible flag favors
Who knew stars and stripes could look so tasty? These candy bags are a simple — and yummy — way to make some festive party favors.
Make edible flag favors»