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Craft your way into the 4th of July by thinking about what the day means to you, the reasons for the day, the colors and the fun it will bring. There are plenty of things that you can do to make this day truly amazing.

But if you are having a little bit of trouble, here are 3 craft ideas for Independence day to get you started!

Independence Day

The Pinwheel

Nothing shouts Happy 4th like the pinwheel. To make them, simply fold a piece of paper into a star shape. You will want to create a center section that will allow you to place a pushpin through it. Color the paper red, white and blue before they begin folding. You’ll need to squares to work with. Place the two sheets together. Then, cut the first sheet from the corners towards the middle about half way. Fold the corners to the middle, secure with push pin around a pencil at the back.

Craft Ideas for Independence Day

Flags

Flags are the most traditional ways to celebrate the 4th of July. For a simple design, color a picture of the flag on a piece of paper. Then, attach one side of the flag to popsicle sticks for a pole and they have a great looking flag to wave! You can make them as big or small as you want and use a variety of things for the pole such as toothpicks or even sticks from outside.

handmade decoupage star

Stars

Another great way to show your pride is with stars. Decorate paper stars on the front and the back in a wide range of designs. Anything goes! Place a small hole through the top of each and string them together. You can hang at your 4th of July celebration for a great way to celebrate. It makes a great decoration for around the table too.

These are some fun and simple craft ideas for Independence Day that you can either alone or as part of a crafting party.

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