10 Easy Independence Day Craft Ideas for Kids


Independence Day is an exciting day for everyone all around. Not only because it is a holiday, but kids also love to dress up in attire that reflects the national flag and learns more about the country, its history, and the freedom struggle. As for school activities on Independence Day, arts and crafts for preschooler scan be made quickly and easily.

Independence Day Craft For Children

Here are some simple craft ideas for children on Independence Day.

1. A Tricolour Bookmark

What better way to bring together knowledge and patriotism in a single go.

What You Will Need 

  • White hard paper
  • Paints
  • A punching machine
  • A golden ribbon

How to Make it

  • Take the white hard paper and cut out a rectangular section that is roughly 4 inches in length and 1 inch in breadth.
  • Now, gently cut the corners of one side of the rectangle in a rounded shape.
  • Place the top edge of the rounded side under the punching machine and punch a hole exactly in the centre of it.
  • Take a clean tray and pour out orange and green coloured paints onto it. Keep the paint as thick as possible, adding water only if needed.
  • Make three sections on the paper. Now, dip your fingers in orange paint, and cover the top section (the section with the punched hole) with orange fingerprints. Similarly, cover the bottom-most section with green fingerprints.
  • In the middle section, draw the Ashoka chakra using dark blue sketch-pen.
  • Now, use the golden ribbon to string it through the hole. Your bookmark is ready.

2. A Tea-Coaster Resembling the Indian Flag

A wonderful way to begin the morning with a cup of tea and the tricolour.

What You Will Need 

  • Ice cream sticks
  • Paints
  • Glue

How to Make it 

  • Take four ice-cream sticks and apply glue to each of their ends.
  • Place two sticks parallel to each other and place the other two in such a way so as to form a square frame.
  • Keep the square frame below and apply glue all over it.
  • Now start placing the ice-cream sticks next to each other till you cover up the square frame completely.
  • Divide the total number of ice-cream sticks you stuck on into 3 equal parts. Paint the upper part in orange, the bottom part in green, and the middle part in white.
  • You can also add a blue coloured chakra in the centre of the coaster too.
  • Let the paint dry. Your coaster is ready to be used.

3. An Indian Flag Made Using a Handprint

Bringing a unique and personal touch to showing your patriotism for the nation.

What You Will Need

  • White paper
  • A wooden stick
  • Glue
  • Paints

How to Make it 

  • Place the white paper on a surface firmly secured so that it stays flat.
  • In another area, place a rough newspaper and keep the paints on it.
  • Clean your hands and dry them.
  • Now, you have to paint your one hand in the colours of the flag. Divide your palm into three sections: first including the thumb and index finger (and the section of the palm associated with it), second being the middle finger (and the section of the palm just beneath it) and the third being the ring-finger and little finger (and the rest of the palm).
  • Paint the sections of the palm in the colours of the flag, and ‘print’ it on the white paper sheet.
  • Using a marker, draw the ashoka chakra on the ‘white’ portion of the hand print.
  • Cut the print out, and attach an ice-cream stick to the bottom side. Your hand-printed flag is ready.

4. The Tricolour Flag Made Using Crayon Shavings

Giving the flag an artistic look with the wonderful texture of crayon shavings

What You Will Need

How to Make it 

  • Using the pencil, lightly sketch the outline of the flag and divide it into three horizontal sections.
  • Take the orange crayon and use the sharpener to collect shavings.
  • Apply glue to the upper section of the flag. Then gently drop the shavings on it in such a way that they are evenly covered.
  • Repeat the same for the lower section by creating shavings of the green crayon and covering them evenly in the bottom area.
  • If you’ve sketched a circle in the centre of the flag, you can apply glue in that area and then use the sharpener to make blue coloured crayon shavings.
  • Let the glue dry and press the shavings gently so that they remain stuck firmly.
  • Now, glue the wooden stick to the edge of the paper and your flag is ready.

5. An Interlocked Chain in Flag Colours

Turn this interlocked chain into a decorative item or even a small garland

What You Will Need 

  • Thick paper in orange, white, and green colours
  • Glue

How to Make it 

  • Cut the coloured papers into strips that are at least an inch wide or so.
  • Take an orange strip and apply glue to one end of the strip.
  • Bend the strip and connect the other end to the glued part to form a loop.
  • Now take the white coloured strip and apply glue to one end of it.
  • Pull it through the orange loop and then paste the ends of the white strip together. This will create an interlocked pair of two loops.
  • Do the same with the green coloured strip, interlocking it with the white strip.
  • Repeat the entire process to make a chain as long as you want, connecting the appropriate colours in the right order.

6. An Indian Wristband For All Patriots

Make numerous bands and distribute them amongst your friends.

What You Will Need 

  • Threads in orange, white and green colours

How to Make it 

  • Take the saffron and white threads and interlace them together.
  • Now interlace the green thread with the previous combination to complete the band.
  • Tie a knot on either end to keep the band taut. You can even use multiple threads to make the band thicker, and glue other decorative items on it.

7. Patriotic Slogans on Large Indian Boards

This is a great way to remember the brave thoughts of our freedom fighters.

 What You Will Need

  • Large thermocol sheets
  • Different paints and brushes
  • A pencil or a marker

How to Make it 

  • Place the thermocol sheets flat on the table. Paint them to resemble the colours of the national flag.
  • Once the colours have dried, use your history textbooks or the Internet to find some great quotes from various freedom fighters.
  • Use a pencil or a marker to write them gently on the board, and then trace them using black paint and a brush.
  • You can use these boards outside your home or at any Independence Day events.

8. Making the National Flower of India Using Paper

Gift people with a paper lotus instead of roses on this Independence Day

What You Will Need 

  • Coloured papers in orange and pink shades and green
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue

How to Make it 

  • Cut out petals from the coloured papers using scissors. The petals should be of the same shape, but of increasing size.
  • Use a twig of a wooden skewer as the stem. paint it green (or cover it in a green paper).
  • Use glue to stick the petals together in such a way that they resemble a lotus, starting by sticking the smaller petals on the stick first, and moving to the bigger petals later.
  • For the outer petals, fold them a little at the base so they remain ‘open’.
  • Make multiple flowers like these and gift them to people.

9. The National Heritage Walk

Bring all the popular monuments together on a paper

What You Will Need

  • Cutouts or printed layouts of different monuments
  • A large white paper
  • Glue
  • Crayons

How to Make it 

  • Stick the white paper on a wall.
  • Sketch out the map of India with a light outline, then make it dark with a crayon.
  • Remember where each monument is and glue the monuments accordingly in those areas.
  • Use crayons to create roads and add information about each area.

10. Tricolour Face Painting

One of the best way to get your kid and his friends have a merry time.

What You Will Need 

  • Child safe skin friendly paints

How to Make it 

  • Gather all kids together and let them dip one finger in either of saffron, white and green.
  • Pair up the kids and let them colour each other’s face making art in the best way they know.
  • They can make flags, or circular patterns, or any other wonderful ideas using the colours.

Independence Day crafts for kindergarten kids and children of all ages can make the Independence Day more than just a holiday. Not only does it keep them engaged in fun-filled activities, but it also instils a sense of patriotism and belonging to the country, helping them understand their own identity.

Also Read:

Independence Day Speech for Kids
Independence Day Activities for Kids
Indian Independence Day Information for Kids
Indian National Flag Facts & Information for Kids

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