Fourth of July Star Craft


Cute Foam Craft for the Fourth of July. It can be a classroom project or a party activity. Great for all ages.
Fourth of July Foam Craft


  • Red, White and Blue sheets of foam.
  • Foam Stars (There are pre-cut foam stars or make your own.
  • Craft Glue like Aleene's or Fabri-Tac
  • Glitter Glue for embellishment or Loose Glitter
  • Craft Scissors with the different edges
  • Ribbon about 6 inches long to hang project.
  • Scissors


  • Choose which two colors will be your background and cut into rectangle about 4 x 6 inches.
  • On the back of one of the foam rectangles using a ruler, draw a line about 1/2 inch in on all four sides.
  • With assistance, have your child cut on this line with craft scissors.
  • Glue the smaller foam rectangle onto the larger one.
  • Decorate with different size stars.
  • Use glitter glue to add sparkle. Or use Elmer's and loose glitter.
  • Glue the ribbon in the back to allow hanging.
  • Let dry completely before handling. You can also staple for stronger hold and cover the staple with a star.

Tips and Suggestions

  • Some foam comes in stick on sheets and items like stars. The stick on stars we used made it easy to organize the activity and easy for the girls to stick on.
  • Add a photo to the center star to personalize.
  • Make 3 different pictures, rotating the colors and frame to make a series to hang.

Educational Note

In the United States Independence Day, often called the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Many people celebrate Independence Day by sending off fireworks, attending parades, having barbecues or holding picnics.