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

3. Liberty Bell Independence Day Craft

You’ll need:

  • red and blue construction paper
  • red, blue, and silver star stickers
  • markers
  • scissors


Say: There’s a bell called the Liberty Bell. Have any of you seen pictures of it or actually seen the real bell? This bell is a symbol of the freedoms we have in America. It’s engraved with the Bible verse “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof” (Leviticus 25:10).


  • What do you think that verse means?

Read aloud Luke 4:14-19.


  • How did Jesus help people be free?
  • What does Jesus offer us freedom from?
  • How can we help others know about the freedom Jesus gives?

Say: Let’s create a liberty bell greeting. You can give it to someone you know who needs to hear about the freedom Jesus offers.


Hand out craft materials. Have children draw a bell, or provide simple patterns for them to trace. Then have children cut out their bell shapes and decorate them with the markers and stickers. Next, instruct children to write a simple greeting to someone they know who is sad or lonely, or someone who needs encouragement.

Say: When you give this message to your friend, tell him or her about Jesus and what it means to be free from sin.

Close with a prayer for the people who will be receiving the bell cards.

This article about Independence Day craft ideas originally appeared here.