There's more to Independence Day than fireworks and barbecue (though you need those too). This year, celebrate your nation's birthday with these creative new 4th of July games and crafts.
This robot makes a great centerpiece for your Fourth of July table. His recycled-can head holds a hair-raising array of utensils, and a clear container belly keeps cookies safe from eager little hands until it's time for dessert.
Washington, DC may be the seat of American democracy, but your chairs will look extra-inviting in red, white and blue!
Parades and fireworks are hard to beat, but this kid-pleasing tie-dye project might come in a close third on the Fourth.
You can make a patriotic place setting for each of your guests using this simple technique.
Everybody gets to carry the flag in this Fourth of July relay parade.
Look-alike plastic cups have a way of losing themselves in a crowd. Reduce mix-ups by adding a large red, white, or blue star sticker to each cup.
For the Fourth of July, this bunting-inspired paper wreath will look as snappy as a salute on your front door.
Surprise friends and family with these piece-together party invitations.
Turn craft foam and bells into a flag-inspired wind chime.
Pin on a patriotic face that's sure to stand out in any Fourth of July crowd.
Ever since the patriots first saluted America's independence with resounding bells and cannon fire, the Fourth of July has been a day for making joyful noise. This year, parade revelers can join in the fun with homemade Liberty Bell shakers.
Made from a plastic bottle wrapped in tape, this colorful bike accessory is a fun way to celebrate the Fourth of July.
These fireworks aren't the exploding kind -- made from candy rolls, they add a sparkling touch to a Fourth of July party.
These patriotic tops make festive Fourth of July party favors.
Can't get to the fireworks? These festive luminarias let you light-up the night in your own front yard.
You don't need a wraparound porch or even a flagpole to hang our compact version of the Stars and Stripes--a front door will do fine.
This vertical garland is the perfect summer party decoration.
Let your child paint-on a personal display of patriotism by decorating her nails with stars and stripes.
Your holiday guests are sure to have a blast with these colorful rocket balloons (they soar surprisingly high and far!).
Take a plain sheet of paper, make a series of folds, snip once, and presto! You've got a super star.
Take to the high seas with a trim little sailboat fashioned from a soda bottle.
Celebrate Independence Day with an array of colorful twirlers.
Modern John Hancocks will enjoy signing their important documents with these jangly Independence Day pens, whose starry arms are reminiscent of bursting 4th of July fireworks.
A Patri-botic Centerpiece
Fourth of July Chair Covers
Tie-dyed Fourth of July Bunting
Starlight-Spangled Napkin Rings
Flag Tag Relay
July 4th Craft: Patriotic Punch Cups
A Star-spangled Welcome
Patriotic Party Puzzle
Musical Stars and Stripes
Uncle Sam Pin
Spirited Bike Spinner
Ribbon Door Flag
Vertical Flag Garland
Fourth of July Twirlers
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