4th of July Project Ideas, Templates, Clip Art and Fonts

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Everything You Need for a DIY 4th of July

Some of the 4th of July projects in this collection
Celebrate US Independence with 4th of July projects made from these free templates, clip art, and fonts. © Jacci Howard Bear

In the U.S., the 4th of July is not so much a date as the name of a national holiday. Independence Day. Our country's birthday.

The clip art, font, and templates here can be used by anyone celebrating the 4th of July. You'll find this collection of images has a U.S. Independence Day theme. Some are useful for any project that requires a red, white and blue patriotic theme, including Memorial Day or Veteran's Day. Use them for your party invitations or decorations.

US Red, White and Blue Colors

Although you can use any shade of red, white and blue in your digital files, if you want to use the official colors of the U.S. Flag, use the red and blue PMS or RGB colors listed below. The different shades are close to one another, but due to ink and paper differences and on-screen display variations, one might be better for your needs.

  • Red
    • PMS 186 | RGB 198,12,48
    • PMS 193 | RGB 187,19,62
  • Blue
    • PMS 281 | RGB 0,38,100
    • PMS 282 | RGB 0,33,71
    • PMS 288 | RBG 0,44,119
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Stars and Stripes Fonts

Say Happy 4th of July with Free Fonts
Colorize free Stars and Stripes fonts for 4th of July print projects. © J. Bear

Show your patriotic side with one of these free Stars & Stripes fonts. Use your graphics program to colorize the black and white fonts to create red, white and blue works of art.

Use the fonts to jazz up flyers, posters, cookout invitations and summertime newsletters.

Red, White and Blue Colors

Although you can use any shade of red, white and blue you like in your digital files, if you want to use the official colors of the U.S. flag, use the red and blue PMS or RGB colors listed below. The different shades are close to one another, but due to ink and paper differences and on-screen display variations, one might be better than another for your needs.

  • Red
    • PMS 186 | RGB 198,12,48
    • PMS 193 | RGB 187,19,62
  • Blue
    • PMS 281 | RGB 0,38,100
    • PMS 282 | RGB 0,33,71
    • PMS 288 | RBG 0,44,119
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4th of July Art for Posters and Invitations

Say Happy 4th of July with graphic headlines.
Say Happy 4th of July with graphic headlines. © Jacci Howard Bear

Use these downloadable images on your own invitations or posters for a 4th of July BBQ and school or office decorations. 

  • Happy 4th of July Clip Art
    Red star with words in shades of blue.
  • Celebrate U.S. Independence Clip Art
    The pale background image is a variation of U.S. flag. The script typeface is reminiscent of the style of writing found on 1776 era documents. Use this image on the front of a card or the top of a flyer.
  • Stars & Stripes 4th of July Clip Art
    White stars on blue make up the 4th, while red and white stripes decorate "July."

    TIP: Import these images into your desktop publishing software to design a party invitation, greeting card or a poster for your office party.

  • Uncle Sam Recruiting Poster
    This is the familiar "I Want You" image created by James Montgomery Flagg.

    TIP: In a graphics program, crop "for U.S. Army" from the Uncle Sam poster and add "for my 4th of July Party" or other text. Use as a party invitation.

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Flag Pattern Template for Star Decorations

Use template to cut out stars
Cut 5-point stars from a stars and stripes pattern. © J. Bear

Print the Stars & Stripes design on a sheet of paper and use it to make colorful stars for decorations.

Flag Pattern Template for Stars PDF

Print the pattern on 8.5x10 paper or trim one inch after printing it on letter-size paper. Fold the paper and read how to cut a 5-point star in one snip. Experiment with plain paper first. It can be tricky, but it is a lot like folding fancy paper airplanes. The way you turn and fold the paper can yield slightly different star patterns.

  • Small stars: Cut an 8.5 by 10-inch page into four parts to make four small stars, each with a different pattern.
  • Change the pattern: Open the template in a graphics program. Resize and duplicate all over the page. Print and cut stars.
  • Decorate: Glue a straw or stick on the back of and tuck the stars into floral arrangements. Scatter stars on a table and cover them with a clear plastic tablecloth. Attach a string to each star and hang them from the ceiling. Use large stars as invitations, and write the invitation on the back.
  • No waste: Don't waste that cut-away paper and ink. Use a decorative paper punch to make confetti from leftover edges or run the bits through a paper shredder to create colorful bits for packing gifts or filling baskets.
  • Make someone a star: Instead of printing the pattern, print a photo of yourself or your kids in the middle of the page instead. Fold and cut. Use a warm (not hot) iron on the back of the paper to smooth the creases you made while folding the star.
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Flag Fan Template

Make a flag fan
Make little flag fans with this template. © J. Bear

Have some flag-waving fun on July 4th. Make an accordion-style fan with a Stars and Stripes theme using this flag fan template. Use the fans to cool off, as decorations or party favors, or as a nifty Independence Day party invitation.

Open this Flag Fan Template PDF in your graphics program or Adobe Acrobat Reader. To download the PDF file, right-click on a PC or click Control > Save As on a Mac to save the file to your hard drive. 

Print the pattern on 8.5x11 paper. Cut it in half where the two stripes are closer to each other. Align the pieces lengthwise matching the stripes, and tape or glue the pieces together. Trim the edges as necessary. You'll now have a flag that is about 5.5 inches tall and about 16 inches long. Fold accordion style to make the fan. Attach straws or craft sticks in the lower portion of each fold of the fan and then bring the straws or sticks together at the opposite end and glue them together to form the handle.

Variations on Using Flag Fan Template:

  • In lieu of straws or sticks, simply glue or clip the bottom of the folds and hold the fan with that section.
  • Insert fans with or without sticks into floral arrangements to decorate your party.
  • Before cutting and folding, print or write your party invitation on the back. Send the folded flags in envelopes as a unique invitation.
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4th of July Candy Wrapper Firecracker Templates

Roll candy wrappers in a 4th of July theme
Roll your own firecrackers with these wrappers for roll candy. © Jacci Howard Bear

Your party guests will get a bang out of these candy firecrackers. Take roll candy such as Mentos, LifeSavers or SweetTarts and replace or cover the wrapper with one of ​these downloadable 4th of July candy wrapper templates.

You can trim the templates to fit different sizes of roll candy, up to 6.5 inches long. Use as-is or personalize the wrappers with your own message. 

The red, white and blue wrapped candy rolls are decorative enough, but you can emphasize the firecracker theme by cutting out little wicks and flames and attaching them to the end of each roll. Give out the candy firecrackers as party favors or tuck them into floral decorations.

If you have a baby born on the 4th of July, replace the Happy 4th of July text with your child's name and hand out candy in place of cigars.

Download These Templates

There are three styles of roll candy wrappers, each available in PNG format.

  • Stars & Stripes | PNG
  • Happy 4th of July large stars and wavy stripes | PNG
  • Happy 4th of July small stars and stripes | PNG

For these images, there are three wrappers per template. Each wrapper is a maximum of roughly 6.5 to 6.75 inches long and about 3.65 inches tall, but you can trim them to fit your candy rolls. A wrapper of about 6.5 inches by 3 inches fits nicely around a 1.8-ounce roll of SweetTarts. Print, measure and then cut. Do a test version before printing and cutting a lot of wrappers.

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4th of July Candy Bar Wrappers to Celebrate America

This patriotic template for a candy bar comes in .PUB and PNG formats.
This patriotic template for a candy bar comes in PNG format. © Jacci Howard Bear

Create edible decorations for your 4th of July party. Just buy a batch of candy bars and print these custom wrappers. Scatter them around the house or hand them to guests as they arrive.

Download These Templates

This wrapper can be trimmed to fit several similarly sized candy bars that measure about 5.25 to 5.5 inches long and 2 to 2.25 inches wide. 

  • Single wrapper template | PNG
     
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