17 Easy Independence Day Craft Ideas for Kids

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Independence Day is an exciting day for us! It is our beloved national holiday, and a day we spend together as a family. It is also quite an interesting time for kids, as they get to learn more about our country, her rich history, and her people’s struggle for freedom. We can teach our kids through lots of fun and simple art and craft projects that reflect our national flag and tricolours! Read on below to find 15 Independence Day craft ideas for kids and preschoolers.

Independence Day Crafts for Children

Here are 15 simple, colourful, and exciting 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 to 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.

11. National Flag with Tricolour Pulses

This fun craft is hands-on and exciting for everyone!

What You Will Need

  • Sheet of white paper
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Blue crayon/paint
  • Orange masoor dal
  • White rice/sabudana pearls
  • Green moong dal
  • Brown/maroon rajma

How to Make It

  • On a sheet of paper, draw the shape of the Indian flag, with the lines denoted for the three colours. Draw a circle in the middle of the flag for the Chakra, and also draw a pole.
  • Let your child colour the Chakra in blue.
  • Lay out the three coloured pulses in a plate, ready to use.
  • Next, apply glue all over the flag, and help your child sprinkle or paste the orange pulses on top of the flag, the white grains in the middle of the flag, and the green pulses at the bottom.
  • Then, glue the rajma to the pole.
  • Let the craft dry, then display it!

12. Tricolour Paper Folded Flag

This interesting craft will keep your child focused and excited.

What You Will Need

  • Paper and pencil
  • Orange, blue, white, green crayons/paints
  • Sticky tape
  • Two wooden popsicle sticks

How to Make It

  • On a sheet of paper, draw a horizontally long flag (this will make it easier to fold). Cut it out if necessary, and let your child colour/paint the flag.
  • Next, in accordion style, start folding the flag evenly and neatly from one end of the short side (right to left). Fold it all the way.
  • Then, use the sticky tape to tape up the green end of the folded flag.
  • Next, glue the two wooden sticks to each open end of the flag, such that they pop out at the ends (so that your child can hold them).
  • Lastly, carefully open out the flag using the popsicle sticks, and your circular paper folded flag is ready!

13. Coin Traced Flag

Trace out different coins in the tricolours to make the Indian flag.

What You Will Need

  • White paper and a pencil
  • Four different coins
  • Orange, blue, green, and brown colour pencils

How to Make It

  • Draw faint outlines of the Indian flag and its pole on the paper.
  • Keep one type of coin under the paper where the flag begins, and help your child colour the impression of the coin with the orange pencil. Repeat this till the saffron part of the flag is filled in.
  • Repeat this for the green part as well.
  • For the Chakra, colour in the impression of one coin in the middle of the flag. For the pole, colour the coin in a vertical line.

14. Tricolour Crown

Make simple paper crowns for your little one!

What You Will Need

  • Paper and pencil
  • Orange, white, blue, and green paints/crayons
  • Glue/sticky tape

How to Make It

  • Measure a sheet of paper around your child’s forehead. Let the ends overlap, mark the measurement, and cut out that length of the paper, with sufficient breadth as well.
  • Help your child colour or paint the paper strip to make the Indian flag. The white paint will be useful if using newspaper or non-white paper.
  • Lastly, measure the flag around your child’s head once again, and secure the ends with glue or sticky tape!

15. Patriotic Tricolour Butterflies

This activity is super fun and engaging, and is a delight for your kiddo!

What You Will Need

  • Orange, white, and green paper
  • Pencil
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue

How to Make It

  • First, help your child draw the shape of a butterfly on the orange paper. Copy this shape 2 or 3 times on the paper. Cut it out carefully. Keep aside.
  • On the white paper, draw the shape of a smaller butterfly, and copy this 2 or 3 times as well. Cut it out carefully, and keep aside.
  • On the green paper, draw an even smaller butterfly, copy it, and cut it out.
  • Alternatively, if you do not have coloured paper, you can draw and cut the 3 butterfly sizes, and your child can colour the biggest butterfly in orange paint, the middle one in white, and the smallest one in green.
  • Now, gently fold each butterfly in half. Don’t make a sharp crease; fold it just enough to get the shape.
  • Apply glue to the soft crease of a white butterfly, and paste it along the inner crease of an orange butterfly. Let dry.
  • Then, take a small green butterfly, and paste it along the inner crease of the white butterfly. Let dry.
  • Repeat this with the rest of the coloured cut-outs, and your tricolour butterflies are ready to display!

16. Colourful Paper Tearings Flag

This craft is a good way to recycle colourful pages.

What You Will Need

  • Orange, white, blue, and green papers
  • Sheet of paper
  • Pencil
  • Glue

How to Make It

  • On a sheet of paper, draw an outline of the Indian flag with the Chakra, and keep it aside.
  • Take the coloured papers, and help your child tear them into small pieces.
  • Then, using the glue, help your child paste the orange pieces on top of the flag, the blue pieces in the Chakra, the white pieces in the middle of the flag, and the green pieces at the bottom.
  • Let dry, and then display this masterpiece!

17. National Flag with Tricolour Fruits

This edible craft is exciting to make!

What You Will Need

  • A plate or tray
  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Kiwis or green grapes
  • Black raisins or grapes

How to Make It

  • Peel the oranges and bananas. Separate the oranges into its individual segments, and slice the bananas into rounds.
  • If using kiwis, slice them into rounds. If using grapes, keep them whole, or slice them in half vertically.
  • Now, take a plate, and arrange the fruits in the form of the tricolour Indian flag. Arrange the orange slices for the saffron part of the flag, and the raisins or black grapes in a circle for the Chakra under the oranges. Arrange the sliced bananas around the Chakra, and finish the flag with the sliced kiwis or green grapes!

Independence Day crafts for kindergarten kids – and children of all ages! – can make this 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, thus helping them to understand their own identity.

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