Looking for fun and easy crafts for kids to make for the 4th of July – try these sparkling star wands! These adorable stars will add a touch of patriotic flair to your little one’s Independence Day celebration. Let’s get started.

child holding 4th of july themed star wand - easy crafts for kids to make

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Easy crafts for kids to make : 4th of July sparkling star wand

Materials you’ll need:

  • White cardstock
  • Colored pencils or markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Crepe paper streamers (red, white, and blue)
  • Jumbo wood craft stick
  • Glitter
  • Stickers or sequins for extra sparkle

Click here to download the kawaii star template

Click here to download the basic star template (without the face)

easy crafts for kids to make - star templates, one plain, one with kawaii smiling faces

Step 1: Prepare the materials

Gather all the materials needed for the craft. Print out the free star template (we made ours with the cute face, but included a plain star template if that’s more your style) and set it aside. Cut the crepe paper streamers into 6 or 12-inch lengths, ensuring you have a mix of red, white, and blue.

Step 2: Cut out the star shape

Carefully cut out the star shape along the outer edges using safety scissors. Help your preschooler if needed.

Click here for free printable scissors skills worksheets

Step 3: Color and decorate the star

Next your preschooler can color and decorate the star using their favorite colors, glue, and sparkly glitter. They can also add extra embellishments like stickers or sequins. I know this craft is called a “sparkle star,” but my assistant didn’t want any glitter, so that’s why it’s not on the sample. He drew a special necklace on the star instead 🙂

Step 4: Attach the streamers

Flip the star over and apply glue or tape to one of the points (we used tape). Take one end of a crepe paper streamer and attach it to the glued/taped point. Repeat this step for each streamer, alternating between red, white, and blue streamers. Trim the streamers if desired.

Step 5: Attach the craft stick handle

Next, apply glue or tape to the back of the star and carefully attach the craft stick as the handle. Press firmly to ensure it sticks securely.

Step 6: Let It Shine!

If you used glue, allow the wand to dry completely. Once dry, your preschooler can proudly wave their star wand high in the air, celebrating the 4th of July with their own handmade creation!

4th of july themed star wand - easy crafts for kids to make

Congratulations! You and your preschooler have successfully crafted a sparkling star wand to celebrate the 4th of July in style. Wave those wands proudly, and let the stars and stripes inspire your child’s imagination!

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Remember, when crafting with children, the process is more important than the product. Enjoy the fun of creating memories together. Happy 4th!

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