10 Easy Independence Day Craft Ideas For Kids

8 min read

Written by Smita Srivastava

Smita Srivastava

Independence day crafts for kids

Your hands may be tied to many responsibilities, and you can be very occupied this Independence Day. Keeping that in mind, we have made a list of the 10 most exciting Independence Day craft ideas for kids. You won’t even have to leave your home to shop for the materials. At the most, they’ll be easily available at your nearest stationery store.

There’s a lot you can teach your kid on this national holiday about the great lives behind our nation’s freedom. Simple activities like making a DIY Indian flag can inspire your children to explore the rich history of this country. We value something whenever we put our effort into it. You’ll see them becoming more open to listening or reading about the nation and everything associated with it. So let’s explore some interesting Independence Day craft ideas for your kids.

List of Top 10 Independence Day Craft Ideas For Kids

Kids find craft work captivating and engaging. The whole exercise of creating something totally new out of the raw materials is fascinating for them. Craft activities also keep them occupied and engrossed in a creative manner. Here are the 10 most creative and unique Independence Day craft ideas to keep kids busy-

1. Tricolor Bookmark

Tricolor bookmark

Crafting a bookmark is like making your young learner’s book wear a superhero cape. While your spirited one takes a snack break from their studies, the bookmark will guard the page. This is a great way to make them absorb knowledge as well as patriotism.

What You Will Need?

  • A sheet of white card paper
  • Piece of golden ribbon
  • Punching machine
  • Paints or colors

How to Make it?

  • Cut out a rectangular-shaped piece from the paper. Refer to a regular transparent scale for measuring its length and breadth
  • Trim one end of the piece in a half circle, like a price tag, and punch a hole in the center from where the semi-circle is starting
  • Divide the paper into three sections and color or paint it in the colors of the Indian flag
  • Insert the ribbon in the hole, and the bookmark is ready!

2. Create Indian Flag Using Handprint

Indian flag made using handprints

Get ready to bathe your hands in some color! We are making a palm-shaped Indian flag that is the most personal of all flags. Hand printing will unlock the door of creativity and imagination so that your kiddo can paint their emotions on a canvas.

What You Will Need?

  • Paints
  • White paper
  • Glue
  • A wooden stick

How to Make it?

  • Split the palm into three areas. First, cover the thumb, index finger and the rest of the palm beneath them in orange color
  • Next up, the middle finger is to be colored white, the ring and the little finger green, and the palm under them in the same colors respectively
  • Press the palm lightly on the paper. Now, use a marker to draw the Ashoka chakra
  • Snip out the flag using a scissor, and attach the wooden stick. And now you can hoist your very personal flag!

3. Make Indian Tricolor With Crayon Shavings

Indian flag using crayon shavings is a fun Independence day crafts

Show your mini artist a one-of-a-kind way to use crayons and color their drawings. They will learn to add a 3D touch to their art. This is an easy and fun Independence Day crafts for them to do.

What You Will Need?

  • Pencil
  • Sharpener
  • Crayons
  • White paper
  • Glue
  • Wooden stick

How to Make it?

  • Sketch the outline of the Indian flag on a piece of paper with the Ashoka chakra (just a circle, not detailed lines in it), and cover the top section of the flag in glue
  • Collect orange-colored crayon shavings using a sharpener, and slowly drop them on the topmost section of the flag
  • Repeat the same procedure for the rest of the flag with white and green colors respectively. Leave out the circle in the middle section for the Ashoka chakra. Drop blue-colored shavings there
  • The glue should get dry in a couple of minutes. Use a scale to evenly distribute the shavings and press it firmly
  • Paste the stick to the flag, and it’s ready!

4. A Wristband For All Patriots

Wristband using tricolor threads -Independence Day craft ideas for kids

Imagine the pride sparkling through their eyes when they show off their crafting masterpiece! They can make an Indian flag colored wristband in large numbers and distribute it amongst their friends.

What You Will Need?

  • Orange, white, and green colored threads

How to Make it?

  • Interlace the orange and white threads together, and interlace the green one with the white colored thread
  • Tie a tight knot on both ends of the thread, and your band is ready to be worn and to be gifted

5. Making India’s National Flower Using Paper

Lotus made from paper

Add a touch of nature-inspired beauty to your flag with a lotus flag made at home. Encourage your little artist to craft and transform paper sheets into a beautiful lotus- the national flower of India. You can take this opportunity to impart knowledge about India’s national flower and to tell them about other such interesting facts related to the country.

What You Will Need?

  • A pair of scissors
  • Orange, pink, and green colored papers
  • Glue

How to Make it?

  • Look up how a lotus petal looks like, and then cut petal-shaped pieces from colored papers
  • There are multiple layers of petals in a lotus. So, from the center, there will be 2-3 layers of green petals, and then 2-3 layers of pink, and afterwards, orange
  • In total, there will be 6-9 layers. The second layer of petals should be larger than the first, the third layer bigger than the previous one, and so on
  • Stick a paper-made ball on the end of a wooden stick. Start attaching the petals from beneath the ball, from where the ball has been glued
  • While sticking the 2nd layer, ensure not to stick the pointy portion of the petals on top of the pointy part of the 1st layer of petals.
  • Refer to a picture of a real lotus to see how the layers look like in a lotus

6. Tricolor Face Painting

Tricolor Face painting - Independence Day craft ideas for kids

With a flag-colored face, your child and their group of friends can do a parade for fun. You can even click a memorable photo of the squad as a memento.

What You Will Need?

  • Skin-friendly paints for children

How to Make It?

  • Gather the group of friends, and let them dip their fingers one by one in saffron, white and green colors
  • Give the kids complete freedom to creatively express their ideas on each other’s faces. Idea is to make Indian tricolor on the faces in any form
  • From flags to circles, or something unique, many ideas and patterns may emerge!

7. National Flag With Tricolor Pulses

Another easy and fun Independence day crafts is making Indian flag out of pulses

Here’s another activity to make the best use of this Independence Day. The vibrant color of the pulses will make the flag look alive. It’s as if the drawing is jumping out of the paper.

What You Will Need?

  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • Orange masoor dal
  • Green moong dal
  • Sabudana pearls/white rice
  • Blue paint/crayon
  • Maroon/Brown Rajma
  • Glue

How to Make it?

  • Sketch out the Indian flag on paper, with a chakra in the middle. Draw a pole as well
  • Paint the chakra in blue, and apply glue to the three sections of the flag along with the pole
  • Drop the orange and green pulses, the white grains, and the rajma to their matching places.
  • Once dried, the 3D painting is ready to be displayed on the wall!

8. Tricolor Paper-Folded Flag

Making a tricolor paper-folded flag is a easy Independence day crafts

Thanks to its unique opening and closing system, this flag will keep your child entertained. It’s sort of a toy flag and one of the best Independence Day crafts to teach and engage them at the same time.

What You Will Need?

  • Two wooden popsicle sticks
  • Pencil
  • White card paper
  • Blue crayons or paint
  • Glue
  • Craft papers of orange, white, and green colors

How to Make it?

  • Take the orange, green, and white colored papers and fold them in accordion style
  • Meaning, fold a small portion of the paper from any one end. Then, flip the paper, again, and fold it. Keep doing it until you’ve folded the entire paper
  • Now, stick one end of the orange paper to the white one. And the white one with the green one
  • It will look like a folded version of the flag
  • Apply glue to the open end of the orange paper, and stick the ends together, imagine a Chinese fan
  • Glue the open ends of the green paper, and attach the sticks in a way that most of their portion pops out at the ends, to hold with ease
  • Finally, glue the middle portion of the white paper, and stick the folded region at the center together. You can attach the chakra made from white card paper at the center. Your special circular flag is ready

9. Patriotic Tricolor Butterflies

Tricolor butterflies craft

Your kid can stick their fluttery friends on walls, or refrigerator doors, or gift them to friends. Tricolor butterflies are easy to make and are a super fun activity for your child.

What You Will Need?

  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Papers of orange, white, and green colors
  • Glue

How to Make it?

  • Sketch the shape of a butterfly on the paper. The orange-colored butterfly should be the biggest
  • The white colored one is a little smaller, and the green one is the smallest
  • Glue the white butterfly to the orange one’s center, and the green one in the white’s center
  • Fold the tricolor butterfly from the middle, and it’s ready to be displayed. You can make multiple such butterflies

10. National Flag Using Popsicles Sticks

Making Indian flag with colored popsicle sticks is a good Independence day crafts

Celebrate the country’s awesomeness by creating a national flag out of ice cream sticks at home. Your kid will be focused and engaged in this activity, and when it’s completed, it’ll be a flag-tastic reminder of their craftsmanship.

What You Will Need?

  • Ice cream sticks
  • Paintbrush
  • Acrylic colors
  • Ribbon
  • Glue

How to Make it?

  • One by one, brush three ice cream sticks in orange, white and green colors
  • Take two more sticks and color them in shades of blue
  • Keep these two blue sticks parallel on the ground, vertically, and three to four fingers distance away from each other
  • Horizontally, start gluing the orange, white, and green colored ice cream sticks in the middle of the blue sticks, representing the Indian flag
  • Make the chakra at the center using a marker. Tie a ribbon on the blue sticks so that you can hang it

Independence Day is an important part of our country’s history. It is not just another holiday for the kids to enjoy, it’s much more than that. If you teach something to kids using an activity or game, it stays longer in their memory. So, why not take this opportunity to teach them about the significance of their country’s Independence Day? These Independence Day craft ideas for kids are an ideal way to do in a fun and engaging manner. So start crafting and have fun!

Read Also: Top 7 Interesting Craft Activities For Toddlers

Smita Srivastava, Bachelors (BA) in Mass Media and Mass Communication from Delhi University
Masters (MA) in Mass Media and Mass Communication from Kurukshetra University

With a background in Mass media and journalism, Smita comes with rich and vast experience in content creation, curation, and editing. As a mom of a baby girl, she is an excellent candidate for writing and editing parenting and pregnancy content. The content she writes and edits is influenced by her own journey through pregnancy and motherhood. When not writing- She can be found curled up with a book. Or, bingeing on Netflix.Read more.

Responses (0)

Please check a captcha

Want curated content sharply tailored for your exact stage of parenting?

Discover great local businesses around you for your kids.

Get regular updates, great recommendations and other right stuff at the right time.


Our site uses cookies to make your experience on this site even better. We hope you think that is sweet.