When Summer hits, I can't stop thinking of all the fun we are about to have and a lot of that fun centers around patriotic holidays. Since most kids love to do crafts, I think it is the perfect opportunity to teach them about why we celebrate these holidays and what it means to be a good citizen, and an American. So let your creativity bloom this summer with these fun crafts you can do with your child! There are activities for children who are young as well as older kids. I tried to pick out crafts that were not only patriotic, but frugal as well. Many of these crafts can be made with easy to find supplies you might even have at home already!
10 Patriotic Crafts For Kids
Kids of all ages will love this Patriotic Jewelry craft from Kid's Activities Blog. It works for older kids to create their own designs and for younger kids to work on fine motor skills. Plus, it's super frugal!
For a fun outdoor activity that is patriotic and a great keepsake, try making this Fingerprint and Footprint Flag craft from Coffee Cups and Crayons.
Since summer is the season, why not have fun making these 4th of July Suncatchers from Beneath my Heart while the weather is nice?
Kids of all ages will enjoy this Paint by Color Flag Egg Carton craft from One Savvy Mom. It is the perfect green craft because it uses throw-away materials to create something new!
What kid doesn't like getting messy with paint? This Patriotic Hand Print Craft if perfect for all kids! B. Inspired Mama! says this would be a perfect craft for making cards to send out to a service member or veteran. What a great idea!
Looking for a cheap, fun and quick craft that is also fashionable? Try making these Patriotic Toes Flip Flops from The McIllence Spot. You can make them for fun wearing all summer long.
If you have some great pictures from your summer get-togethers, why not have your kids make Patriotic Picture Frames from Super Moms 360 to put them in? These crafty frames can be made any way you want so they are good for kids of all ages and skill sets.
For another craft that uses recyclable materials, try making these Tin Can Windsocks by Random Thoughts of a Supermom. Little ones can help with some parts of it with help from mom or dad and older ones can do it on thier own with supervision. These would look great on any porch for the season!
If you are a scrapbooker and have some random scraps of red, white or blue paper, why not have your pre-schoolers do this American Flag Collage from Little Family Fun?
What do you plan on making? There are so many great crafts out there for showing our patriotism!