Though I’m watching my Fourth of July plans wash away thanks to a mean storm working its way up the east coast, I’m hoping that many of you will be able to enjoy making these fun and easy red, white, and blue Fourth of July crafts for¬†Friday’s holiday, even if it’s last minute¬†We will be joining you–despite the likelihood that we may be¬†celebrating the Fourth of July on the sixth this year. Hey, there are worse things than getting to celebrate a holiday all weekend long, right?

At top, this easy, rustic DIY Printable Fourth of July banner from Bubby and Bean will look nice hanging on the back fence or over the food table during your backyard barbecue.


Our Best Bites flag cookies for Fourth of July | Cool Mom Picks

If you can find red, white, and blue M&M’s (often sold where bulk candy is found), you can make these easy¬†and ridiculously¬†adorable¬†American flag cookies. So smart, right? Or hey, just mix them into your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough to bring some¬†patriotic¬†spirit to the dessert table.


Yellow Bliss Road chalkboard tags for Fourth of July | Cool Mom Picks

It’s too hot here to get stuck doing heavy crafting to make the table look festive, which is why I like Yellow Bliss Road’s simple chalkboard printable Fourth of July tags that could hang on a few bottles, decorate a bouquet you bring to a friend’s house,¬†or simply turn into easy¬†cupcake toppers.


Lia Griffith's Fourth of July popcorn corn | Cool Mom Picks

Whether you make your own caramel corn or stock up on Cracker Jack¬†(who we’ve had fun working with this past week)¬†I love these patriotic printable snack cones from Lia Griffith. It’s also a cool way to set out of the little hard candies that kids might be collecting from local parades. But something tells me your kids will know exactly what¬†they want in them.

Check out our archives for loads of Fourth of July crafts, printables, and recipes for a great holiday.