Easy 4th of July Craft for Kids: The Perfect Patriotic Hand Print Mobile

Easy 4th of July Craft for Kids The Perfect Patriotic Hand Print Mobile

It’s time for another fun 4th of July craft for kids! Kids love getting hands on with crafts, don’t they? This is the perfect activity to help children ring in the 4th of July that is truly “hands on!”

If you have just a few supplies and a couple of kids willing to lend a hand, you can whip up this Perfect Patriotic Hand Print Mobile in no time flat. Such a mobile will not only get them into the patriotic spirit, but it will get everyone who walks into your home into the spirit as well. Interested in making this fun 4th of July craft for kids yourself? Take a peek below at how in less than an hour you and your kids can create the Perfect Patriotic Hand Print mobile.

This 4th of July craft for kids is tad messy, so it is ideal to do outside where you can be near a water hose for easy clean up. If you have to do it inside, you can always do it over a plastic tablecloth and in the kitchen where you are near a water source. Trust me; you will see why this is important!

Make this fun Patriotic Hand Print Mobile 4th of July Craft for Kids

Supplies Needed:
Easy 4th of July Craft for Kids: The Perfect Patriotic Hand Print Mobile Supplies

All of these supplies were able to be found at the local dollar store. Supplies such as the hanger and paintbrush you may already have on hand, but if not you will be able to find those there too.


  1. Lay out your tablecloth.
  2. Take your paints and cover your child’s hands (or even feet!) with the paint. The paintbrush helps make this easier and allows the paint to cover evenly. Just be warned, this part makes kids giggle like crazy!
  3. Helping your child, have them press their hands and feet onto the white paper. Press firmly.
  4. Repeat this least 6-7 time, and as many as 12 times.
  5. Allow the prints dry.
  6. Take your scissors and cut out each print.
  7. Poke a small hole in each one using your scissor point.
  8. String your ribbon or yarn through the hole, using various lengths for variety.
  9. Attach each ribbon or yarn to the hanger.

Your mobile 4th of July craft for kids is all ready to be displayed! Hang it high where your patriotic hand and feet prints will be able to dance in the air, letting everyone know the 4th of July is coming!

Some optional additions can be adding a little sparkle with glitter, covering your hanger by wrapping it with ribbon, or hanging additional accents from the hanger. Be creative and put your own spin on this any way you wish.

Gather the kids and give this easy 4th of July craft for kids a try! They will love that it is fun and messy, and you will love that it is patriotic and frugal. Enjoy!

Looking for another great 4th of July craft for kids? Check out our paper tube rockets!

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34 thoughts on “Easy 4th of July Craft for Kids: The Perfect Patriotic Hand Print Mobile

  1. Thanks, we love all things arts and crafts in this house! My son has a lot of talent in that area, although right now he has been making weapons out of paper, so we shall see!

    1. We just love doing all kinds of crafts! This one was especially fun

    1. Thanks, kewkew! This came out looking so great and the kids had a blast!

  2. This is such a great little craft for a variety of ages! My two year old would probably really enjoy this! I love how easy it is – and most of the supplies I probably already have around the house. It’s hard to believe that July 4th is just around the corner!

  3. Aw what a cute idea! This is a fun project to do with the kids once they are out of school. I’m not a crafty person at all, but something like this I believe I can manage!

  4. This turned out really cute! My kids when they were younger were into any project that they could get messy with, it make it more fun that way!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful fourth of july holiday!

  5. How adorable and fun. We are in Canada so we don’t celebrate the 4th of July here, but I would love to teach my younger kids about it someday. This would be a fun way to give them an entry to USA and American and history. It all looks so fun we could even do these types of crafts and fun for Canada Day too! Just change up the colors to red and white!

  6. This looks like the perfect craft to work on this week to get us ready to celebrate the 4th. We are visiting family and all the cousins will be together. i think I may bring along some supplies to stave off the I’m bored phrase.

  7. Kids love doing arts and crafts and this mini project will be a fun and delightful try. The supplies needed are all available at home. We just have to make sure to clean up the mess especially paints after work. Having colorful ribbons will make the art piece pop!

  8. I love how you got all the supplies at the Dollar Tree. It is one of my favorite places to find great items for great ideas. This is a darling idea for a parent to do with their toddler or infant to get in the 4th of July spirit! Thanks for sharing!

  9. What an awesome craft for the 4th of July! My kids love painting and crafting. In fact that’s what they did today. They also love themes so they’d love a 4th of July craft. They’d definitely get a kick out of painting their hands and feet.

  10. My youngest is quite the artist! She has always loved to do finger paints and crafts like this. What a cute idea and a great idea to get the kids excited about the Fourth Of July!

  11. Oh my gosh I’d totally be one of those Moms too who makes adorable hand and feet printed things for every kind of holiday and season. This one is way too cute, and look how tiny the little foot prints are! Such a sweet craft, to keep or even give as presents to grandparents 🙂 Happy almost 4th of July!

  12. Fun idea! And how great would it be to pull it out a few years down the line and compare how much the litle ones have grown?!
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