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4th of july snack bundles, quick and easy treat for your red white and blue partyJuly 4th is right around the corner, it happens to be one of my families favorite holidays.  We are all about RED WHITE and BLUE and showing how much we love America.  We normally go to the parade, swim, have a BBQ and end the day by watching the fireworks.  We also have a tradition that we eat Twizzlers, they are easy to pack,  they hold up in the heat, easy to share and we love them.

I was looking on Pinterest and I saw this cute idea to wrap Pixie sticks up for the 4th of July.  Not sure about you but when my kids get Pixie Sticks they act like they are on Sugar Crack… sure go ahead and suck on a tube of sugar and get it everywhere.  Oh and then CRY because you have slobbered all over the end of your paper straw and now you can’t get to your sugar crack…. and you want me to get all sticky and fix it.  Come one, if you are a Mom  you know what I am talking about right :)

So instead I decided to tweak this cute idea to go along with our family tradition…. and that is how the idea of July 4th Snack Bundles came about.  Oh and yes I am sure I am going to get some nasty messages telling me that Twizzlers are going to ruin my children, but I assure you we will be fine… I promise to brush AND floss my kids teeth before they go to bed.    If you do not like the idea of Twizzlers, you are more than welcome to use fresh green beans or sugar snap peas and bundle them up instead.
4th of july snack bundles, quick and easy treat for your red white and blue party

All you need is a bag of Twizzlers, some scrapbook paper and tape.  Cut the scrapbook paper into 3 1/2  X 3 1/2 sections and wrap them around 5 Twizzlers.  Use tape to hold the paper in place.  Simple as that you have an adorable, but yummy treat to share with your family and friends on July 4th.

4th of july snack bundles, quick and easy treat for your red white and blue party

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 I showed you how to make these Deviled Egg Chicks  a few months ago.  My kids love them but I have not made them for awhile.  I was trying to come with something to take to our family BBQ for the 4th.  That is when I had the idea to make my little chicks into patriotic chicks and have them hold flags. Simple but a fun way to make them the star of the BBQ.

To make the flags I simply printed off some american flags, then taped them to a blue toothpick.  I stuck them into the side of the egg.  Simple as that my little chicks were showing their American pride! You can print your own American Flags here so you can make your own!

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4th of july crafts for kids

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My kids are counting down the days till July 4th is here and they can go to the parade, enjoy the BBQ and see the fireworks at night.  To add a little sparkle to our house the girls and I made some FireWorks crafts.  This was a low cost craft that was quick and easy as well.

4th of july crafts for kids

You can use what ever supplies you have around your house.  We used

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Red and blue paper
  • 4th of July themed napkins, you could also use scrapbook paper
  •  Pipe cleaners
  • Tape, scissors

4th of july crafts for kids

We wrapped the toilet paper rolls in the napkins, and then taped them into place.  Next we took half a sheet of paper and made cuts all the way down the side to create a fringe look.  I layered the red on top the blue  then rolled it up and placed it inside the tube.  This makes it look like the firework is going off.  I then taped that into place on the inside of the tube so it would not fall out.

4th of july crafts for kids

Next add the pipe cleaners.  First we put them in straight but they did not look very good, so then we twisted them around our fingers to give them a spiral look.  We hooked some stars on top with glue and then stuck then into the middle of the firework. Just like that you are DONE, my girls had a lot of fun making these.

4th of july crafts for kids

Best part is I can toss them after the 4th and not feel bad…. after all we can just make them again next year.

4th of july crafts for kids

More activities, projects and fun things to do with your kids this summer.

Dirt and Worms ~ Fun summer recipe for kids

 Make your own Crayons ~ Activities to do with kids

Be a Back Yard Detective ~ Activities to do with kids

Wiggle Worm Game ~ Games to do with kids

Make your own Bean Bag Toss ~ Games to do with Kids

Watch a Local Race ~ Frugal Family Activities to do

Corn Starch Gak Science Project to do with kids

Color Collage with ads from the paper

DIY Chime Set ~ Music Fun For Kids

Recipe for Homemade Slime

 Under the Sea Art Project for kids

Balloon Barrettes DIY Kids Fashion

Lady Bugs made out of an egg carton 

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Thanks to Smart Spending Spot  for this money saving  recipe for patriotic strawberries!  This recipe is rather simple but makes a huge statement for the 4th!  Easy food recipes that look fancy at my favorite!

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To make this recipe you will need:

  • fresh strawberries, cleaned and dried
  • white chocolate chips or discs
  • colored sugar
  • wax paper
  • baking sheet
  • glass bowl for melting

Clean and dry the strawberries. I chose to cut off the green tops, but it’s up to you.It probably would have been easier to dip if I had left them on.
Spread out on cookie sheet and put in refrigerator for 30-40 minutes, or freezer for 15-20. You want them cold so that the chocolate takes to them right away, but not frozen.
Put chocolate chips in bowl and microwave. Start at one minute, then stop every 30 seconds after that. You don’t want your chocolate to overheat and seize up on you. If it does, a few drops of milk or vegetable oil will fix it.
Dip strawberries in 2/3 of the way, leave the top third just plain red (for the red portion of your red, white and blue). Then dip the bottom third of the strawberry(or roll it) in your sugar. I had to play with this a bit. If you put the strawberry on the cookie sheet and the white chocolate is touching the paper, it will stick. You need the sugar to help it not stick. I also tried a paper plate and a small dish (with depth) for my sugar.
Place on cookie sheet until it takes/dries/hardens, whatever you want to call it. It’s really warm here today and we don’t have the ac on, so I actually stuck mine back in the freezer for ten minutes.

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Do you go to a parade on the 4th of July?  This is a fun FREE printable craft project for your kids to make Mickey’s Fourth of July Hat.  Just use lots of tape and glue so your little ones do not have a melt down in the middle of all those people because their paper hat broke…lol.  Can you tell I have little ones :).

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Each day we will be posting our readers “Couponing gives me the Freedom to…” At the end of the month,

one of you will win a $25.00 Gift Card For all the details click here.

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Maria

Couponing gives me the freedom to keep my son at home with me this summer instead of paying a daycare. I am self employed so I make my own hours, but now I don’t worry about money so much!

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Victoria Ortega

Couponing gives me the freedom to help save my family money. I am new at couponing and am only 16. I do most of it on my own; cutting coupons, finding great deals, and making our shopping list planned out. Because of couponing I know that when I goto college next year I will be able to get everything on my own since I have more knowledge on how to save money. So far I have saved my family over $1500 while spending under $400. I will just keep getting better at it and save my family more money!

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Lachelle

Couponing gives our my spouse and I the freedom to pay more on the student loans from graduate school so we can be debt free sooner

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Jason Loucks

Couponing WILL give me the freedom to use the extra money on Weight Watchers so I can become more healthier and save on the foods I will need to eat once on WW!

 

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