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Independence Day Craft Ideas for Kindergarten: 3 Fun, Festive Activities

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

These Independence Day craft ideas for kindergarten and lower-elementary kids are a fun way to show Jesus’ love. Use them for the Fourth of July in your children’s church or Sunday school program. Students will have a blast this July 4th!

3 Independence Day Craft Ideas for Kindergarten

1. Firecrackers for the Fourth

First up, 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


Begin by having kids 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?
  • After 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 paint shirts. Using red, white, and blue face paint, paint freedom symbols on their faces. 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 kids to keep their hands away from their 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.

Next, 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.