4th of July

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

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06/07/2017 6:00 am · 0 comments

by Tami

Girls summer dress

Adorable Girls July 4th dress perfect for the 4th of July too.

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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!

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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Non Stick Baking Sheet  is great for this project and makes them peel off super easy!

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