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17+ Patriotic Firework Crafts For Kids

Updated May 13, 2024

Fireworks are a big deal around the world.

Different nations shoot them off for different holidays.

In America, fireworks are shot off to punctuate several holidays, but none are bigger than the 4th of July, Independence Day.

While it’s a beloved tradition, not everybody loves the loud noise.

Help younger kids celebrate with these 17 firework crafts for kids!

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17+ Firework Crafts for Kids

4th of July Firework Art by Rainy Day Mum

This firework craft uses toilet paper rolls to make fun explosions of color.

Parents can prepare them, or kids old enough to use scissors can do it themselves.

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Straw Painted Firework Craft by Little Ladoo

Straw painting is an interesting method that results in some really neat fireworks.

Use different sizes and colors to create a really fantastic effect.

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Patriotic Firework Handprint Craft by A Little Pinch of Perfect

Kids and parents love a good handprint craft.

Turn the prints into fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July in style.

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Salt Painted Fireworks by The Best Ideas for Kids

Salt painting is an interesting method that produces unique results.

Use the printed template as a guide to help draw out the fireworks with the glue.

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Fireworks Drawing Prompts by Picklebums

This project really encourages creativity in kids.

Instead of a guide, kids are given a printed template and encouraged to add their own fireworks with crayons, markers, or any other colorful writing utensil.

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Paper Plate Cupcake Liner Fireworks by Our Kid Things

Differently colored cupcake liners are cut up to provide fireworks over a custom night sky.

The base is a black-painted paper plate with a cityscape added in for a really dramatic effect.

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Sparkler Firework Craft by Kids Craft Room

Sparklers are a blast, but they are kind of dangerous.

Also, they are done with so quickly!

Avoid both of these problems with this sparkler firework craft to make a fun, sparkly sparkler that will last forever, can’t burn anything or anyone, and even makes a fun crackling sound, much like the real deal.

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Free Printable Firework Flextangle by Artsy Fartsy Mama

Flextangles are a fun little fidget toy that kids will love.

Plus, the included template means that assembly is a snap, right after the kids finish coloring it.

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Patriotic Name Craft by Simple Everyday Mom

This fun printable template has an Independence Day theme to it.

Even better, kids can use it to practice recognizing and/or spelling their names.

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Broccoli Fireworks Art by The Soccer Mom Blog

Broccoli is a nutritious snack that parents like to keep on hand for kids.

But here it doubles as an art supply, creating some really unique stamped fireworks.

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Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks Craft by Messy Little Monsters

Here’s another take on the toilet paper roll fireworks idea.

This one adds glitter for an authentic sparkly effect.

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Coffee Filter Fireworks Craft by Life with Darcy & Brian

Due to their water-soluble but still tough fibers, coffee filters can make for some amazing art.

Color fireworks on them before spraying them down and adding decorated craft sticks for a brilliant color display.

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Spray Bottle Fireworks Paintings by Barley & Birch

Emulate the beautiful mess of smoke with diffused light that remains in the sky after a firework has just gone off with this technique.

The secret is using spray bottles to paint the page.

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Fireworks In A Jar by Little Bins for Little Hands

One of the biggest problems with fireworks is the first half of their name: fire.

This activity circumvents that by actually using water to create fireworks in a jar.

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Fireworks Painting Craft by Made in a Pinch

Here is a perfect activity and craft, too. Have kids go for a nature walk wherever they can.

As they go, they gather various leaves, pine needles, and other natural items.

Once back, they use the leaves, pine needles, etc., to make brushes for fireworks paintings. 

firework crafts for kids


Additional Fourth of July Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

For additional activities that are suitable for toddlers and preschoolers during the Fourth of July, consider:

  • Patriotic Parades: Kids can decorate bikes, scooters, or wagons with streamers, flags, and balloons in red, white, and blue.
  • Patriotic Sing-Along: Teach them simple patriotic songs or nursery rhymes.
  • Star-Spangled Banner Art: Use star-shaped sponges or cookie cutters for painting.
  • Red, White, and Blue Sensory Bins: Fill bins with colored rice, pasta, or water beads.
  • Picnic Memory Game: Create a card game with images of picnic items or Fourth of July symbols.
  • Flag Making: Allow them to create their version of the American flag using paper, fabric, or craft sticks.


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  • Sue Winters RN

    Sue Winters, RN - Co-Founder of Maternity Comfort Solutions Sue combines 20 years of nursing with a rich background in early childhood education. Co-founder of Maternity Comfort Solutions, her articles provide creative toddler activities and practical tips on pregnancy nutrition and baby shower planning, embodying her commitment to supporting families through early parenthood.

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