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31 July Crafts for Kids

Summer is just the best time of year, don’t you think? The weather is warm and there is so much time to be creative with these fun July crafts! These July crafts for kids are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. We’ve got lots of fun ideas such as 4th of july crafts, mermaid crafts, camping crafts, insects, firefly crafts for preschoolers, and more – we’ve got lots of fun crafts for July.

These July crafts for kids are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. We've got lots of fun ideas such as 4th of july crafts, mermaid crafts, camping crafts, insects, firefly crafts for preschoolers, and more - we've got lots of fun crafts for July.

July Crafts for Kids

These awesome July crafts for kids are so much fun! There are enough craft ideass on this list for you to try a new craft every day in July! Celebrate the America’s birthday with fourth of july crafts for kids, then add to your other summer themes with more summer crafts for kids from toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students.  Check out the patriotic fourth of july crafts for kids, cute firefly crafts and some awesome camping crafts. There is also lots of other July crafts for the kids to make and enjoy including some mermaid and seashell crafts! These are such fun July crafts for preschoolers, kindergartners, first graders, 2nd graders, and 3rd grade students.

Fourth Of July Crafts

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Let’s start with the most popular holiday or theme in july – Independence Day! These fourth of july crafts for kids are a fun way to add some patriotic red, white, and blue fun to your day!

  • Sparkler Firework Craft from Kids Craft Room. This is a fun and easy craft, and it’s perfect for little ones that may be scared of real sparklers.
  • Pipe Cleaner Fireworks Painting from Where Imagination Grows. What a fun painting activity with such cool results!
  • Firework Rockets from Creating Creatives. These little rockets really fly!
  • Patriotic Necklace from Buggy and Buddy. This easy to make necklace would be perfect to wear to a Fourth of July parade or party!
  • 4th of July Party Poppers from Simple Everyday Mom. Make your own patriotic party poppers! These ones don’t make a loud noise so they are great for little ones who might be frightened.
  • USA Star Pencil Topper from Easy Peasy and Fun. These pencil toppers are such a cute way to celebrate the Fourth of July!
  • Painters Tape American Flag Craft – simplest craft you can imagine with beautiful results
  • American Flag Cootie Catcher from Red Ted Art How fun is this free printable USA themed cootie catcher!
  • Patriotic Bubble Blowers from Pint-sized Treasures. These look easy to make and would be so much fun on a sunny fourth of July!
Camping Crafts

Camping Crafts

Nothings says summer like spending a night (or weekend) in a tent under the stars, roasting marshmallows around a campfire, hiking, and of course mosquitos! These camping crafts for kids are a fun addition to your July themes!

  • Popsicle Stick Tent from Glued to My Crafts. These cute little tents are easy to make and would also be great to use in small world play.
  • Glowing Campfire craft from Buggy and Buddy. This campfire craft really glows! So cool!
  • Gone Camping craft from Simply Learning. I love this gorgeous camping craft, and it comes with free printables to cut and paste.
  • DIY Mini Camping Set from Artsy Craftsy Mom. How cute are these mini tents, perfect for soft toys to camp in!
  • Cupcake Liner Campfire Craft from I Heart Crafty Things. I love that this craft includes a marshmallow to roast over the campfire!
  • Camping Story Stones from Playdough to Plato These story stones are great for story telling and imaginative play, and easy to take with you if you are travelling.
  • Lego Camping Lantern from Lalymom. This lantern is made from Lego! How cool would it be to take on a camping trip!
Firefly Crafts

Firefly crafts for preschoolers

My kids love catching lightning bugs at night. They are such a cool animal! These adorable firefly crafts for kids are sure to delight kids of all ages!

  • Pop Bottle Firefly from One Little Project. This is a super fun craft to make using recycled pop bottles!
  • Paper Towel Roll Firefly Craft from Buggy and Buddy! Read The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carl and then make this gorgeous craft to match.
  • Glow in the Dark Firefly Jar from Come Together Kids. This is such a simple yet clever idea!
  • Fingerprint Bug Jar Craft from Messy Little Monster. Fill your jar with fingerprint fireflies!
  • Firefly Craft from Kids Activity Blog. I love the bubble wrap wings on these little fireflies!
  • Paper Bag Lightening Bug from I Heart Crafty Things. This is such a cute craft. I can imagine a whole wall filled with these cute little bugs!
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July Crafts

  • Milk Carton Sailboat from Celebrating With the Bug. You could float these boats in your paddling pool, at the beach, or race them down the river!
  • Painted Flower Craft for Kids
  • Sponge Boats from The Craft Train. Here’s another easy to make boat to float!
  • Nature Mermaids from Mother Natured. These mermaids made from leaves and flowers are gorgeous, and there is a free template to help get you started.
  • Cupcake Liner Octopus Craft – this is such a cute way for kids to explore under the sea
  • Origami Mermaid from Picky Stripey Socks. Who knew you could make an origami mermaid?! There is step by step instructions so everyone can have a go.
  • Cardboard Tube Mermaids from The Craft Train. It’s amazing what you can make from a cardboard tube! These mermaids are adorable!
  • Honeycomb Craft – this is a simple craft for kids to celebrate summer bees!

July Crafts

Even More July Crafts for Kids

  • Squish Painted Sun Craft – this is a simple, easy-to-make cheerful craft kids will like
  • Mermaid Shell Necklace DIY from Creating Creatives. Every mermaid needs a shell necklace! There is a video tutorial to go along with this fun craft too.
  • Popsicle Stick Lemonade Stand from Glued to My Crafts. Make this cute lemonade stand craft, then have a go at making some real lemonade!
  • Amazing Bubble Artwork for Kids – this craft is almost as much fun to make as it is beautiful!
  • Shell Daisy Nature Craft from Rhythms of Play. If you are lucky enough to visit the beach, collect some shells to try this cute craft (or you can buy them from craft stores!)
  • Paper Play Seashell Craft from Artsy Craftsy Mom. This gorgeous craft combines a few different art techniques to create gorgeous shells.
  • Sea Shell Collage from Art Bar. This easy activity makes a gorgeous piece of art ot hang on your wall, or give as a gift.
  • Tissue Paper Butterfly Craft – these butterflies are fun to make and look so pretty!
  • Squirt Gun Painting – this activity is a blast to create!

You’ll be busy all month long making these 31 fun July crafts for kids!

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th of July Printables

Looking for more fun and FREE fourth of July printables? You will love these:

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4th of July Crafts

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Summer Fun

Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:

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Summer Activities for Kids

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Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Balloon Splatter Painting Get ready for an outrageously FUN balloon activity for kids that allows them to play, paint, and make a fun summer craft all at the same time! This balloon painting project has children roll a balloon to create a truly beautiful and unique work of art. This summer art for kids encourages kids to use their creativity and imagination to create something from what they create. This balloon paint art is fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too! water balloon games balloon painting

Balloon Craft Ideas

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About the author

Kate Picklebums

Kate is an Aussie Mum to four kids and an early childhood educator. She shares easy activities for kids, family friendly recipes and lots of printables on her blog picklebums.com

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