Craft Activities

Patriotic Planter with Sunnyside Nursery

Painted Mason Jars

Materials Needed:

  • Mason jars (any reused empty clean jars work)
  • Waterproof or crafting paint - red, white & blue
  • Paint brush
  • Hot or tacky glue
  • Plastic bag or newspaper (to protect your workspace)
  • Buttons - red, white & blue (optional)
  • Ribbon - red, white & blue (optional)
  • Candles - tea or votive (optional)
  • Flowers (optional)


  • Paint jars
    • Get creative with stripes, polka-dots and designs
    • Depending on your paint, multiple layers may be needed
    • Let paint fully dry before adding another color so they don’t blend and before moving to next step
  • Decorate by gluing on buttons or ribbon
  • Display as a candle holder or with flowers
4th Mason Jar Decorations

Patriotic Tin Can Clangers

Flags & Fireworks

Marysville Boys & Girls Club suggests using hands and fingers to paint an America Flag. Their members also enjoyed using glue and glitter to create 4th of July fireworks.

Marysville Boys & Girls Club Flag Craft
Marysville Boys & Girls Club Fireworks Craft