Are you ready for Independence Day? This 4th of July Magnetic Flag Craft is the perfect way to celebrate with kids. This project is easy to make at a 4th of July picnic if you need something to keep the kids entertained or you can make this ahead of time and display it on your fridge!
We love the 4th of July at my house. With two July birthdays, it’s also an amazing chance to celebrate (Growing up, I always thought fireworks were just for my birthday).
This easy 4th of July craft is perfect for kids. Make it along with our Firework Salt Painting project and you will have your 4th of July crafting all taken care of!
Flag Magnet Supplies Needed
- 2 Blue w/ white star paper straws, cut in thirds (for a total of 6 little straws)
- 13 Red/white striped paper straws
- 9 Popsicle sticks (cut 1 in half)
- Hot glue gun w/ glue sticks
- 2 small circle craft magnets
4th of July Flag Magnet Instructions
*Always be careful when using a hot glue gun.*
Glue popsicle sticks together, side by side.
Take the two half-popsicle sticks and glue in the opposite direction in an even distance toward the ends of the glued-together sticks. This will give it stability. Turn over.
Glue the blue star paper straws in the left corner.
Glue the red striped straws along the bottom and next to the blue star straws.
You can measure and cut beforehand, or just glue and cut any straws that hang over. If you want to be very neat and even, you can use an X-acto knife.
Turn over and glue the magnets on the two sticks that go in the opposite direction.
This project looks so cute when it is done. Kids always love seeing their projects displayed and this one is easy to pop on the fridge for everyone to see.
Don’t have time to plan summer projects?
I totally get it. We have those moments around here more often than I’d like to admit. One of my favorite summer boredom busters is Kiwi Crate (and their partner crates for different age groups). They come with everything you need to have some fun with your kids and the projects are always amazing!
Want more 4th of July Crafts?
Check our our Firework Salt Painting craft.