Who could forget as part of patriotic activities for kids to make a list of patriotic painting ideas? There is something that I just love so much about seeing red, white, and blue together! I think it’s because all my life, when you start to see those red, white, and blue things come out in stores, you know it’s time for summer!
Cookouts, swimming, vacations, sleeping in, and lots of fun!
Of course, I can’t do some of those things anymore, but I know that’s why I’m a bit nostalgic for those summery colors.
So, if you’re like me and red, white, and blue just makes you happy, or you need some painting ideas for the 4th of July to do with kids, keep reading!
Easy Patriotic Painting Ideas for Kids
My kids are big painters. They love making new art pieces to share with me.
I also like displaying their art when I can, but if we make seasonal paintings, I can switch out their art per season and always have something fresh to showcase in my house!
The kids like seeing their art on the walls, and I really do, too!
Patriotic Lesson Plans
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Patriotic STEM Kits
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- Rocket Science Kit
- Smithsonian Rocket Science
- Meteor Rocket Kit
- Fizz Pop Boom Science
- Exploding Booms Science
Countries Featuring Red, White and Blue Flags
You don’t have to be American to celebrate your country wih these patriotic painting ideas. In fact, all of the countries on this list have the same colors as America, and many of them also have stars and stripes! Why do so many countries have similar flags?
I guess they all liked the design!
All countries should be able to celebrate their colors and special holidays with pride.
- Dominican Republic
- United Kingdom
- The Netherlands
- Czech Republic
- Costa Rica
- New Zealand
Patriotic Painting Crafts for Kids
I can’t wait to try these fun patriotic painting ideas with my kiddos this year!
This is not a worrisome or dangerous art project to do with kids at all. The Patriotic Paint Bombs simply use science to paint!
Kids who love out-of-the-box art will love trying their hand at this tape-resist Patriotic Balloon Painting.
When we made these Exploding Paint Rockets, we used a rainbow of colors, but nothing says you couldn’t do it with red, white, and blue and create some really unique looking patriotic paintings!
If you’re feeling extra nerdy, why not make a painting brush bot and get it to make your patriotic painting for you?
These fun sand painting fireworks are a lot of fun for kids to paint and display once dry.
Use cookie cutters to paint with patriotic shapes on large pieces of poster board.
Use a cotton swab to make a dot painted flag!
If you have water blasters, follow this tutorial for blaster splatter painting! Just limit your colors to red, white, and blue.
Have even more fun with this red, white, and blue splatter painting activity (just do it outside!).
Glitter paint fireworks are a fun addition to any patriotic painting craft.
You can always use rocks as your canvas! Try painting rocks with patriotic symbols like stars, rockets, eagles, and flags!