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Independence Day Craft Ideas: 3 Fun, Festive Crafts for Children

Independence Day craft

Independence Day craft ideas for Sunday school celebrate our freedom in Christ. The three activities below feature firecrackers, face-painting, and the Liberty Bell.

These Independence Day craft ideas are a fun, shining way to show Jesus’ love. Use them for the Fourth of July in your children’s church or Sunday school classes. Children will have a blast this July 4th!

3 Independence Day Craft Ideas for Kids

1. Firecrackers for the Fourth

These firecrackers will make your kids’ imaginations explode.

You’ll need:

  • Bible
  • toilet paper rolls
  • various colors of long metallic paper strips
  • star stickers
  • glitter
  • glue
  • construction paper
  • scissors


First, decorate the toilet paper roll with stickers, glitter, and construction paper. Then cut out a circle of construction paper big enough to cover the bottom of the roll. Glue or staple the circle to your roll. Finally, fill the roll with long, metallic paper that dangles out the open end.

Talk Teaser:


  • How is God’s love like or unlike a firecracker?
  • Once you’ve experienced God’s love, what do you want to do with it?

Read aloud Matthew 5:16.


  • What can we do to shine bright like fireworks with Jesus’ love?

2. Face Painting

Use this easy recipe for face painting as an Independence Day craft with kids.

Have children don their paint shirts. Using red, white, and blue face paint, paint freedom symbols on each child’s face. Use a separate paintbrush for each color. You may want to paint flags, fireworks, smiley faces, crosses, or stars.

Keep face paint away from children’s eyes. Also, tell children to keep their hands away from their painted faces until the paint is dry.

To make your own face paint, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • food coloring


Mix shortening and cornstarch until there are no lumps. If the mixture is too thick, add a few drops of water. If it’s too thin, add 1/4 teaspoon of shortening at a time.

Divide the mixture into three bowls. Use food coloring to make one bowl of red paint and one bowl of blue paint. The remaining bowl is your white paint. You can refrigerate paint in a sealed plastic container for up to three days.