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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.

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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

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Balloon Barrettes DIY Kids Fashion

Lady Bugs made out of an egg carton 

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july 4th treats and desserts, easy bbq food ideas for a 4th of july party, Hugs and M&M's pretzel bites great recipe for kids to help you with

4th of July Pretzel Bites ~ Easy Red White And Blue Recipe

Juy 4th happens to be my husbands favorite holiday.   We always go to the parade in town and  let the kids watch the floats and wave to the soldiers.  We also have a family bbq and then go to the fireworks in town as the sun starts to set.  As you can tell we have a busy 4th of July, and it is normally HOT as well.  So I love to find recipes that can be made ahead of time to create less stress.  These 4th of July Pretzel Bites  are so easy to make, and they can easily be stored until you are ready to eat them.  They are also the prefect finger food or easy snack as you are out and about, at either the parade or watching the fire works.  Hope you enjoy them as much as our family does.

If you can not find the Hugs candies you can always use a jumbo marshmallow cut in half in place of the Hug, put  them in the oven at about 350 just till the tips start to brown. Pull out of the oven and top with the M&Ms candy. Be careful since they might be a little sticky and hot.

This recipe will yield 3 dozen 4th of July  Pretzel Bites:

INGREDIENTS
36 pretzel snaps (I used Snyders brand)
36 Hershey’s Hugs candies
18 red M&M’s
18 blue M&M’s

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 200°.
1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Place the pretzels on the cookie sheet at least 1 inch apart.
3. Top each pretzel with a Hershey’s hug candy piece.
4. Bake for 3-4 minutes. Remove from oven when the candy looks soft and a bit shiny. You just want to soften the candy in the oven-not melt them.
5. Cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet.
6. Gently press one M&M into the middle of each softened candy. This will make the Hershey’s hug spread out over each pretzel.
7. Let cool completely or refrigerate for 5 minutes.
8. ENJOY!!

july 4th treats and desserts, easy bbq food ideas for a 4th of july party, Hugs and M&M's pretzel bites great recipe for kids to help you with

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