Archive for the ‘July 4th’ Category

July 4th Candle Jar

02
Jul

Here is a fun candle jar decoration that we made for the 4th of July.

July 4th Craft

You will need some glass jars (we used canning jars), red, white and blue tissue paper, Mod Podge glue, battery operated candles and flags.

July 4th Craft

Decorate the inside of the jars using the red, white and blue tissue paper and the Mod Podge glue.

July 4th Craft

The jars, all decorated in red, white, and blue.

July 4th Craft

Once they were dry, we put the battery operated candle inside and added a flag.

July 4th Craft

We had our family 4th of July picnic over the weekend, so they were added to the tables as a decoration.

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Inspiration credit: Pinterest

July 4th Utensil Holder

01
Jul

This fun craft is a perfect decoration for your 4th of July picnic!

July 4th Utensil Holder Craft

You will need 3 empty containers, I used the 1/2 gallon cardboard containers of juice.  We don’t usually drink those, but they were on sale for $1, so they were perfect.  You also need red, white and blue paint, something to put the paint in and something to paint with, craft sticks, star shaped sponge and some glue.

July 4th Utensil Holder Craft

Hailey and Hunter painted the craft sticks red, white and blue.

July 4th Utensil Holder Craft

Once the paint is dry, glue your craft sticks to the cardboard container.  I used Mod Podge glue.  (I did this step myself.)

July 4th Utensil Holder Craft

Hailey added some white star shapes, using the sponge on the blue sections.

July 4th Utensil Holder Craft

The finished utensil holders.

July 4th Utensil Holder Craft

We had our family 4th of July celebration over the weekend, so we got to try them out :-)

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Inspiration credit: Motherhood on a Dime

Fourth of July Suncatcher Fail (Kind of)

28
Jun

I saw some super cute red, white and blue suncatchers at Beneath My Heart.  I showed them to Hailey and she said she definitely wanted to make them.  So, I got everything ready to make the suncatchers.

July 4th Suncatcher

I used a baking pan, star shaped cookie cutters, parchment paper and beads.

July 4th Suncatcher

Put the wax paper on the baking pan and then put the star shaped cookie cutters on there.

July 4th Suncatcher

Fill the with red, white, blue and clear beads.

Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes.  It’s a little stinky near the end, but not too bad.

July 4th Suncatcher

Once your suncatchers have cooled, pop them right out of the cookie cutters.  Or not.  Ours would not and will not come out.  The directions said they should pop right out, but ours are stuck.  As I look closer at the pictures in the directions, I they used a different kind of bead.  We used the kind that you can iron and they melt together.  That is the only thing I can think of that would make the difference is they used a different kind of bead.  I even tried prying the cookie cutters off with pliers and the beads are very stuck!

July 4th Suncatcher

So, here are our completed suncatchers.  Even though they didn’t turn out like we planned we still had fun making them and Hailey and Hunter had fun playing with the completed project, so that’s all that matters :-)

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Fourth of July Watercolor Activity

26
Jun

Fourth of July Watercolor Activity

This was a simple and fun activity for the 4th of July.

Fourth of July Watercolor Activity

You’ll need- cardstock, or watercolor paper, glue, star shaped sponge and a paper plate.

Fourth of July Watercolor Activity

Put a small pool of glue on the paper plate, then have your child dip the sponge into the glue and make stamps on the paper.  Hailey made one for her and Hunter since I knew Hunter would just smear the glue all over his paper.

Fourth of July Watercolor Activity

When the glue is dry (we waited until the next day) add some red and blue water color to your paper.  The glue will resist the the water color, leaving a pretty design.

Fourth of July Watercolor Activity

Hailey’s completed 4th of July watercolor.

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