15 Fourth of July Recipes and Crafts Your Children Will Love! – The Child Cubby

Some of the festive holidays of the summer time is only a week away! Not solely is the 4th of July a celebration of our nation, however additionally it is a time to get along with family and friends to take pleasure in some good meals, parade enjoyable, and naturally to see the wonderful fireworks reveals! One factor is for sure–it’s actually an exquisite factor to see your youngster expertise this summer time’s huge day and see them have such enjoyable with it! This is an inventory of meals, actions, and crafts that you and your youngster can do to have a good time Independence Day! Let’s get began!

Actions & Crafts

1. Independence Day No-Bake Playdoh

Independence Day No-Bake Playdoh

What you will want:

  • Meals Coloring
  • 1 1/8 C. Salt
  • Coconut Oil
  • 3/4 C. Heat Water
  • 3 C. White Flour
  • 3 bowls
  • Purple, White, & Blue Glitter (Non-obligatory)
  • Purple, White, & Blue Confetti Stars (Non-obligatory)


  • Add 1/4 cup of heat water to every bowl.
  •  Add sufficient drops (normally 10-15) of crimson meals coloring to your first bowl and blue meals coloring to your second bowl. Do not add any meals coloring to the final bowl–it will probably be to your white.
  • Add ½ tbs of melted coconut oil to every bowl. 
  • Mix 3 cups flour and 1 1/8 cup (1 cup & 2 tbs) of salt in a big mixing bowl. Combine properly.
  •  Add 1 cup of flour combine into every shade bowl. Combine with a fork.
  • Knead dough on desk or counter right into a ball and apply the remaining to the opposite playdohs.
  • Add glitter and confetti if you wish to your playdoh. 
  • Retailer in an hermetic ZipLock bag within the fridge for a few hours and that is it! I like this concept and will probably be a assured hit with the kiddos!

2. Patriotic Slime

Patriotic Slime

What you will want:

  • Clear Elmer’s Glue
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Liquid Starch
  • Purple Nice Glitter
  • White Chunky Glitter
  • Purple & Blue Star Confetti
  • Clear Container 


  • Add glue, glitter, and stars in your mixing bowl and blend collectively. 
  • Slowly stir within the liquid starch 1 tablespoon at a time till you attain the specified consistency. The extra starch you add, the tougher the slime will probably be.
  • That is it!! Place your slime in a container and permit your kiddos to play exterior (you will thank me later) and revel in their enjoyable gooey leisure! 

3. Bathroom Paper Roll Firework Artwork

Toilet Paper Roll Firework Art

What you will want:

  • 2 Empty Bathroom Paper Rolls
  • Piece of Paper
  • Purple and Blue Paint
  • Scissors


  • Reduce strips midway up the bathroom paper roll on one facet.
  • Dip your cut-up finish into your paints and stamp it onto your piece of paper. It’ll create a creative firework show that’s certain to make any fridge shine with satisfaction!

4. Flag Ribbon Wand

Flag Ribbon Wand

What you will want:

  • 12″ Wood Dowel or Pencil 
  • Blue and Purple Acrylic Paint and Brush (elective)
  • 1″ satin ribbons: Purple, White, and Blue 
  • Sizzling Glue Gun
  • Scissors


  • Paint your picket dowel or pencil (if you would like). It might want to dry earlier than you do the remainder of the craft.
  • Reduce your ribbons into strips 20″ lengthy. Reduce 6 white, 6 crimson, and 6 blue.
  • Subsequent fold every ribbon in half and loop it across the finish of the wand.
  • Tighten the ribbon and sizzling glue to safe it to the wand. 
  • As soon as the glue is dry, your youngster is able to wave round their patriotic creation!

5. Fourth of July Shirts (Tie Dye Choice)

 Fourth of July Shirts (Tie Dye Option)


As a result of there are such a lot of different methods you are able to do this creation, I’ll maintain it easy as to what you will have and how one can create it.

All you will have is a white shirt. Purple and Blue Tie Dye powder, gloves, and  rubber bands relying on design selection.

You may merely simply do the half higher portion on their shirts crimson, then the mid part go away clean (will probably be your white portion in fact) then subsequent the underside a part of the shirts will probably be dyed with blue. In case you’re doing it this manner there isn’t any want to make use of rubber bands since will probably be only a flat lay design.

Let soak on a paper plate or cardboard piece for 12 hours after which wash your shirt ensuring you are solely washing the highest and backside of the shirt so the dye would not leak into the mid white part of the shirt. Let air dry and that is it!

There are such a lot of ways to tie dye, so select which one works for you!  

Meals Recipes

1. Firework Fruit Kabobs

star firework fruit kabobs

What you will want:

  • Kabob Sticks
  • Watermelon
  • Blueberries
  • Star Cookie Cutter


  • Reduce your watermelon horizontally and into skinny strips.
  • Use your cookie cutter and to chop out your stars from the watermelon.
  • As soon as your stars are all reduce out you can begin arranging your kabob.
  • Add 6 blueberries onto every kabob stick, ensuring to go away room on the prime to your star.
  • Subsequent place your star on the prime of your stick and there you have–it a really tasty firework deal with!
  • My children have beloved making this one particularly being a giant fan of the star. (This deal with is unquestionably finest eaten sitting down for security causes.)

2. Purple, White, and Blue Layered Drink

kid friendly red white blue layered drink

What you will want:

  • Cran-cherry juice (crimson)
  • A child-friendly piña colada drink (white)
  • A blue raspberry drink (blue)


  • Begin by filling your glass about 1/4-1/3 of the best way up with the drink that has the best sugar content material per serving (crimson on this case).
  • Subsequent fill the cup FULL with ice.
  • Pour the drink with the subsequent highest sugar content material (white on this case) VERY slowly immediately over the ice. In case you do that too quick the colours within the juices will mix collectively.
  • Repeat with the final juice layer.
  • You may add a licorice wand to behave as a enjoyable straw and watch your famly take pleasure in this yummy festive drink!


3. Edible Flag Fruit Pizza

edible flag fruit pizza

What you will want:

  • Sugar Cookie Dough
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cream Cheese Frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350 levels.
  • Roll sugar cookie dough out to suit an oblong cookie sheet. This will probably be rolled out very skinny, if you need a thicker cookie, use 2 rolls of dough.
  • As soon as dough has been rolled, use a fork to press marks into dough to maintain it from rising throughout baking.
  • Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes, being very cautious to not burn.
  • Take away from oven and put aside to chill. 
  • Slice strawberries into spherical slices.
  • As soon as cookie has totally cooled, unfold cream cheese frosting evenly over the complete cookie. Place blueberries within the prime left hand nook to characterize the celebs on the flag. 
  • Subsequent, add strawberries in rows to characterize the stripes.
  • Repeat a row of strawberries and a row of solely the frosting displaying till the cookie is full. 
  • It is able to be eaten and served! Take pleasure in!

4.  Fourth of July Coloured Jell-O Cups

fourth of july jello cups

What you will want:

  • Purple and Blue Jell-O Mixes
  • 1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk 
  • Clear Cups
  • 2 Envelopes of Unflavored Jell-O
  • Whipped Cream or Cool Whip (Non-obligatory)
  • Cherry or Diced Strawberries (Non-obligatory)


  • Observe instructions on the blue Jell-O combine and fill your cups 1/4 full with liquid blue Jell-O. 
  • Enable them to set for 1 hour within the fridge.
  • Mix 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin and 1 1/2 cups of sizzling water. Stir to dissolve fully. Combine in sweetened condensed milk and spoon into your glasses till 2/3 full, on prime of the blue layer.
  • Return to fridge for one more 60-90 minutes to set.
  • Observe the field directions for making the crimson Jell-O and fill glasses the remainder of the best way with the crimson Jell-O liquid.
  • Return to fridge.
  • You may beautify the highest with reduce up strawberries, a cherry, whipped cream, Cool Whip, or some festive coloured sprinkles that the youngsters will love including! Refrigerate till it is time to serve and revel in!

5. American Flag S’mores Dip

american flag smore dip

 What you will want:

  • 20 Giant Marshmallows
  • Scissors
  • Purple, White and Blue Sprinkles
  • 9 x 9-inch Sq. Baking Dish
  • Graham Crackers
  • 2 Cups of Semi Candy Chocolate Bar or Chips
  • Butter or Crisco
  • Toothpicks


  • Preheat the oven to 450 levels F. 
  • Put together a baking tray lined with wax paper
  • Skewer a marshmallow with a toothpick, submerge it completely in water shortly, dab on the paper towel, maintain over a bowl and canopy fully with blue sprinkles
  • Put together 5 blue sprinkle marshmallows and put aside.
  • Subsequent beautify your crimson and white marshmallows. 
  • Let dry at the very least twenty minutes.
  • Grease some kitchen scissors with butter or Crisco and reduce every marshmallow in half, wiping the blades clear between colours. 
  • Grease the baking dish with butter or Crisco.
  • Pour the chocolate chips evenly within the dish. Prime with the marshmallows, cut-side down.
  • Organize 9 blue halves within the prime nook. Organize stripes of crimson and white, 3 crimson marshmallow halves, 3 white, 3 crimson, 6 white, 6 crimson, and 6 white.
  • It’s best to have a pair halves left over. 
  • Bake within the oven for 7 to 9 minutes, simply till the tops of the marshmallows begin to calmly brown.
  • Now for the scrumptious part–dip your graham cracker in and revel in this festive deal with!

5 Bonus Ideas:

 kids fourth of july crafts and food ideas

We hope this has given you some enjoyable inspiration on how one can put together a 4th of July that is enjoyable to your children! These can permit them not solely to take pleasure in some yummy treats but additionally permit them to point out their creativity!

We hope your loved ones has a enjoyable and secure 4th of July, and make sure you share if you happen to made any of our suggestion concepts from above! Completely satisfied Summer time!


Valentina Riches