September 25, 2023

One of the festive holidays of the summer time is only a week away! Not solely is the 4th of July a celebration of our nation, however additionally it is a time to get along with family and friends to take pleasure in some good meals, parade enjoyable, and naturally to see the superb fireworks exhibits! One factor is for sure–it’s actually a beautiful factor to see your youngster expertise this summer time’s large day and see them have such enjoyable with it! Here is an inventory of meals, actions, and crafts that you and your youngster can do to have a good time Independence Day! Let’s get began!

Actions & Crafts

1. Independence Day No-Bake Playdoh

Independence Day No-Bake Playdoh

What you may want:

  • Meals Coloring
  • 1 1/8 C. Salt
  • Coconut Oil
  • 3/4 C. Heat Water
  • 3 C. White Flour
  • 3 bowls
  • Purple, White, & Blue Glitter (Non-obligatory)
  • Purple, White, & Blue Confetti Stars (Non-obligatory)


  • Add 1/4 cup of heat water to every bowl.
  •  Add sufficient drops (normally 10-15) of purple meals coloring to your first bowl and blue meals coloring to your second bowl. Do not add any meals coloring to the final bowl–it shall be in your white.
  • Add ½ tbs of melted coconut oil to every bowl. 
  • Mix 3 cups flour and 1 1/8 cup (1 cup & 2 tbs) of salt in a big mixing bowl. Combine properly.
  •  Add 1 cup of flour combine into every coloration bowl. Combine with a fork.
  • Knead dough on desk or counter right into a ball and apply the remaining to the opposite playdohs.
  • Add glitter and confetti if you wish to your playdoh. 
  • Retailer in an hermetic ZipLock bag within the fridge for a few hours and that is it! I really like this concept and will probably be a assured hit with the kiddos!

2. Patriotic Slime

Patriotic Slime

What you may want:

  • Clear Elmer’s Glue
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Liquid Starch
  • Purple Tremendous Glitter
  • White Chunky Glitter
  • Purple & Blue Star Confetti
  • Clear Container 


  • Add glue, glitter, and stars in your mixing bowl and blend collectively. 
  • Slowly stir within the liquid starch 1 tablespoon at a time till you attain the specified consistency. The extra starch you add, the more durable the slime shall be.
  • That is it!! Place your slime in a container and permit your kiddos to play exterior (you may thank me later) and luxuriate in their enjoyable gooey leisure! 

3. Bathroom Paper Roll Firework Artwork

Toilet Paper Roll Firework Art

What you may want:

  • 2 Empty Bathroom Paper Rolls
  • Piece of Paper
  • Purple and Blue Paint
  • Scissors


  • Minimize strips midway up the bathroom paper roll on one facet.
  • Dip your cut-up finish into your paints and stamp it onto your piece of paper. It should create an inventive firework show that’s positive to make any fridge shine with pleasure!

4. Flag Ribbon Wand

Flag Ribbon Wand

What you may want:

  • 12″ Picket Dowel or Pencil 
  • Blue and Purple Acrylic Paint and Brush (elective)
  • 1″ satin ribbons: Purple, White, and Blue 
  • Scorching Glue Gun
  • Scissors


  • Paint your picket dowel or pencil (if you would like). It might want to dry earlier than you do the remainder of the craft.
  • Minimize your ribbons into strips 20″ lengthy. Minimize 6 white, 6 purple, and 6 blue.
  • Subsequent fold every ribbon in half and loop it across the finish of the wand.
  • Tighten the ribbon and scorching glue to safe it to the wand. 
  • As soon as the glue is dry, your youngster is able to wave round their patriotic creation!

5. Fourth of July Shirts (Tie Dye Choice)

 Fourth of July Shirts (Tie Dye Option)


As a result of there are such a lot of different methods you are able to do this creation, I’ll preserve it easy as to what you’ll need and how one can create it.

All you’ll need is a white shirt. Purple and Blue Tie Dye powder, gloves, and  rubber bands relying on design selection.

You’ll be able to merely simply do the half higher portion on their shirts purple, then the mid part depart clean (shall be your white portion after all) then subsequent the underside a part of the shirts shall be dyed with blue. In case you’re doing it this fashion there is not any want to make use of rubber bands since will probably be only a flat lay design.

Let soak on a paper plate or cardboard piece for 12 hours after which wash your shirt ensuring you are solely washing the highest and backside of the shirt so the dye would not leak into the mid white part of the shirt. Let air dry and that is it!

There are such a lot of ways to tie dye, so select which one works for you!  

Meals Recipes

1. Firework Fruit Kabobs

star firework fruit kabobs

What you may want:

  • Kabob Sticks
  • Watermelon
  • Blueberries
  • Star Cookie Cutter


  • Minimize your watermelon horizontally and into skinny strips.
  • Use your cookie cutter and to chop out your stars from the watermelon.
  • As soon as your stars are all minimize out you can begin arranging your kabob.
  • Add 6 blueberries onto every kabob stick, ensuring to depart room on the prime in your star.
  • Subsequent place your star on the prime of your stick and there you have–it a really tasty firework deal with!
  • My youngsters have cherished making this one particularly being a giant fan of the star. (This deal with is unquestionably greatest eaten sitting down for security causes.)

2. Purple, White, and Blue Layered Drink

kid friendly red white blue layered drink

What you may want:

  • Cran-cherry juice (purple)
  • A child-friendly piña colada drink (white)
  • A blue raspberry drink (blue)


  • Begin by filling your glass about 1/4-1/3 of the best way up with the drink that has the very best sugar content material per serving (purple on this case).
  • Subsequent fill the cup FULL with ice.
  • Pour the drink with the following highest sugar content material (white on this case) VERY slowly instantly over the ice. In case you do that too quick the colours within the juices will mix collectively.
  • Repeat with the final juice layer.
  • You’ll be able to add a licorice wand to behave as a enjoyable straw and watch your famly take pleasure in this yummy festive drink!


3. Edible Flag Fruit Pizza

edible flag fruit pizza

What you may want:

  • Sugar Cookie Dough
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cream Cheese Frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350 levels.
  • Roll sugar cookie dough out to suit an oblong cookie sheet. This shall be rolled out very skinny, if you want a thicker cookie, use 2 rolls of dough.
  • As soon as dough has been rolled, use a fork to press marks into dough to maintain it from rising throughout baking.
  • Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes, being very cautious to not burn.
  • Take away from oven and put aside to chill. 
  • Slice strawberries into spherical slices.
  • As soon as cookie has totally cooled, unfold cream cheese frosting evenly over your entire cookie. Place blueberries within the prime left hand nook to characterize the celebs on the flag. 
  • Subsequent, add strawberries in rows to characterize the stripes.
  • Repeat a row of strawberries and a row of solely the frosting exhibiting till the cookie is full. 
  • It is able to be eaten and served! Take pleasure in!

4.  Fourth of July Coloured Jell-O Cups

fourth of july jello cups

What you may want:

  • Purple and Blue Jell-O Mixes
  • 1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk 
  • Clear Cups
  • 2 Envelopes of Unflavored Jell-O
  • Whipped Cream or Cool Whip (Non-obligatory)
  • Cherry or Diced Strawberries (Non-obligatory)


  • Comply with instructions on the blue Jell-O combine and fill your cups 1/4 full with liquid blue Jell-O. 
  • Permit them to set for 1 hour within the fridge.
  • Mix 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin and 1 1/2 cups of scorching water. Stir to dissolve utterly. Combine in sweetened condensed milk and spoon into your glasses till 2/3 full, on prime of the blue layer.
  • Return to fridge for one more 60-90 minutes to set.
  • Comply with the field directions for making the purple Jell-O and fill glasses the remainder of the best way with the purple Jell-O liquid.
  • Return to fridge.
  • You’ll be able to beautify the highest with minimize up strawberries, a cherry, whipped cream, Cool Whip, or some festive coloured sprinkles that the youngsters will love including! Refrigerate till it is time to serve and luxuriate in!

5. American Flag S’mores Dip

american flag smore dip

 What you may want:

  • 20 Massive Marshmallows
  • Scissors
  • Purple, White and Blue Sprinkles
  • 9 x 9-inch Sq. Baking Dish
  • Graham Crackers
  • 2 Cups of Semi Candy Chocolate Bar or Chips
  • Butter or Crisco
  • Toothpicks


  • Preheat the oven to 450 levels F. 
  • Put together a baking tray lined with wax paper
  • Skewer a marshmallow with a toothpick, submerge it completely in water rapidly, dab on the paper towel, maintain over a bowl and canopy utterly with blue sprinkles
  • Put together 5 blue sprinkle marshmallows and put aside.
  • Subsequent beautify your purple and white marshmallows. 
  • Let dry not less than twenty minutes.
  • Grease some kitchen scissors with butter or Crisco and minimize every marshmallow in half, wiping the blades clear between colours. 
  • Grease the baking dish with butter or Crisco.
  • Pour the chocolate chips evenly within the dish. High with the marshmallows, cut-side down.
  • Organize 9 blue halves within the prime nook. Organize stripes of purple and white, 3 purple marshmallow halves, 3 white, 3 purple, 6 white, 6 purple, and 6 white.
  • You need to have a pair halves left over. 
  • Bake within the oven for 7 to 9 minutes, simply till the tops of the marshmallows begin to calmly brown.
  • Now for the scrumptious part–dip your graham cracker in and luxuriate in this festive deal with!

5 Bonus Ideas:

 kids fourth of july crafts and food ideas

We hope this has given you some enjoyable inspiration on how one can put together a 4th of July that is enjoyable in your youngsters! These can permit them not solely to take pleasure in some yummy treats but in addition permit them to point out their creativity!

We hope your loved ones has a enjoyable and protected 4th of July, and you’ll want to share for those who made any of our suggestion concepts from above! Comfortable Summer time!


Valentina Riches