4th of July / Patriotic Kids Craft

With 4th of July approaching I wanted to do something fun with my kids. I read them America is…… and we did a fun craft to go along with it. 
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 What a beautiful and touching book, I actually cried reading it to them. 
America Is...
Afterwards I took star, United States, flag cookie cutters and a top to the laundry detergent that had a spiral pattern and had them dip them in red and blue tempera paint and press the Patriotic cookie cutters on cardstock.
See the spiral pattern I thought it would look like fireworks once they pressed in paint and stamped on the paper. I have been holding a few of these laundry tops for months trying to figure out what we would use them for because of the cool pattern.


 My 3 year old daughter went to town a little bit more than my boys did with this craft but she loves arts and crafts!
This is such a fun and yet easy craft to do with kids at this time of the year!  What fun 4th of July crafts do you and your kids do this time of the year to celebrate the up and coming 4th of July? 



  1. This is really cute and a great way to keep the kids creative. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  2. Ooh! I am so stealing, er borrowing for my library! What a cool way to use cookie cutters and paint!

  3. What a great idea. It’s nice to remind kids what America is all about. I will look into this book.

  4. Oh, I love it! So cute and I truly enjoy seeing all your wonderful craft idea’s created by you and the kids.

  5. Very cute art project! You can do something similar with potatos! Just cut into a star shape and stamp. Great way to keep the kids busy over the summer.

  6. That’s a really easy craft, I’m going to try it.

  7. Alaina Bullock says:

    When I used to teach I loved doing cookie cutter painting with my class! I never did the 4th of July one though as school was always out by then. These came out looking great!

  8. That is a very cute craft. I have never used cookie cutters to paint before.

  9. Fun! I will need to remember this closer to the 4th. Always looking for fun things to do during the summertime.

  10. I’ve never seen cookie cutters used this way – what a great idea!

  11. Lisa Jones says:

    What A Neat Idea I Must Do This With The Kids Thank You!

  12. This is a great idea for the 4th of July!
    My kids would love this, I am pinning it!

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  13. That’s a very patriotic, fun idea for the kiddos. I love how easy it is, too!

  14. Amazing how such a simple craft turns out so amazing – what a great idea!

  15. SO cool! There are so many cool uses for cookie cutters I never thought of! Thanks for sharing- it’s a very rainy day here, I think I may pull out the paints!

  16. Such a cute craft for the 4th or Memorial Day!! I love that book, too!!

  17. What a great idea to teach the kids a little about history! And those crafts turned out really cute. I bet they had a blast!

  18. That was a really fun idea. I don’t do too much crafts with my kids but my toddler loves getting into it more than her brothers as well. Thanks for sharing the craft idea and the book as well.

  19. What a fun idea, I love them! Kids can be so creative in their art!

  20. I almost forgot that 4th Of July is literally right around the corner. We haven’t done any crafts or projects yet! Mom is slacking. This looks like a great little project to start off with.

  21. This is too cute! My kids would have a blast!

  22. lisa jones says:

    Such A Easy & Fun Craft Must Try With The Kids!

  23. That is fantastic. So fun and easy.

  24. This looks like such a fun craft! I love the way it turned out.

  25. Great and simple idea to keep the kids happy and learning! Thank you for sharing!

  26. This looks like fun to do for the 4th of July! Even my toddler would love to do this!

  27. What a super brilliant idea for a craft! I never thought of using cookie cutters with paint like this. Definitely something to remember for the future.

  28. I love how you took a concept and turned it into a whole day of activities for them. I will have to look for that book.

  29. This is such a cute kids craft! The cookie cutters were a genus idea.

  30. So fun and easy to do with the kids! Love it! I love that you can hang the artwork afterward and use it for a 4th of July party! 🙂

  31. love the idea of using cookie cutters, will keep this in mind for next year preschool classes.

  32. Maria Oller says:

    love it so fun and cute, my husband would frame it for his office, he has a bunch of similar crafts

  33. That’s really pretty! You could also paint it like a night sky and then use glow in the dark paint for your star cookie cutters. 🙂

  34. This is a great idea! And what a great was to celebrate Independence Day. Education and fun time. Your daughter is such a cutie!

  35. That is so cute. The 4th has always been my favorite holiday.

  36. I love the idea of cookie cutters for painting! I bet that makes clean up a breeze 🙂

  37. Love your ideas. Red, white and blue! Very cute!!

  38. What a super cute craft and perfect for the 4th of July!

  39. This is so cute! My kids love crafting and we usually make something every year for the 4th of July.

  40. What a great craft for the kiddos, even the youngest ones! Thanks for sharing!

  41. You’re so cute! They probably had a blast doing that craft and learning about our home! <3

  42. I love your daughter’s star art, my boys love art and drawing. I’ll have to try this with them early on the 4th because in the evening they will only be thinking about fireworks.

  43. Yes! My young ones would love this – it involves paint and free form creativity. They absolutely love this kind of crafting even if it involves only a few colors. Great idea.

  44. Cute. Hope they had fun.

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