Independence day is a special day in the United States. On July 4th, we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress in 1776. Independence Day, often referred to as simply The Fourth of July, is celebrated in similar ways all over the United States.
Many people celebrate this day with red, white, and blue decorations and clothes; a fitting tribute to our grand flag.
Another tradition on July 4th is fireworks. People use this special day as an excuse to gather with family and friends. You will find many people having picnics and BBQs. They gather in backyards, beaches, and parks all over the country.
To help with your patriotic celebrations, check out all or these fun Independence Day crafts and activities:
- American Flag Crafts
- Firework Crafts
- Independence Day Coloring Pages
- Printable Patriotic Cards
- Patriotic Safety Pin Patterns
- More Patriotic Crafts
- More Patriotic Resources
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The American Flag has long been a treasured symbol of our the Unites State. The flag has changed many times since Betsy Ross sewed the first one in 1776.
In 1776, the flag started out with thirteen stripes, alternating red and white, and thirteen white stars on a blue background. Throughout the years, a star has been added to the flag for each new state as it joined the union. Today, the flag we proudly display has 13 stripes and 50 stars.
Get into the patriotic spirit by trying one of these flag related crafts:
- Start out by printing out and coloring this American flag page.
- Learn how to make a flag you can wear using Shrink plastic.
- Wear a homemade red, white, and blue costume to a parade or picnic.
- You can make a pin the wear using this beaded safety pin pattern.
Fireworks are a must-have for any Independence Day celebration. There is something magical about sitting in the dark watching a spectacular firework display.
One problem with fireworks is how dangerous they are; plus, they are illegal in many states. Luckily, many communities sponsor firework displays. Check with your local newspaper or government to find out about a display near you.
Of course, we wouldn't want to mess around with real fireworks, but here are some fun fireworks you can create safely.
- Make a colorful fireworks picture using glitter and glue.
- Discover how you can make a pretend sparkler out of a pencil and chenille stems.
- Use a paper bag to make a fire cracker you can wear.
- Print out and color some firecrackers or some fireworks.
Now that you have an American flag and some fireworks, how about making a few more patriotic crafts...
Freedom and Independence is usually the theme for the day, along with the colors red, white, and blue. The American Flag and Fireworks are only a few related symbols.
Surely you have heard of Samuel Wilson, also known as Uncle Sam. The way Uncle Sam became a national symbol is quite unique. One of the most recognized symbol of freedom and independence is Lady Liberty herself! The statue of liberty was officially unveiled on October 28th, 1886.
Here are a few more related symbols you can create to help you celebrate Independence Day!
- Make a visor you can wear to show your patriotic spirit.
- Make yourself a red, white, and blue t-Shirt to wear with your visor.
- You can also make a shining star necklace to dress up your outfit.
- Dress up your table with a patriotic treat can.
- Hang 3D paper star all over the place.