Fourth of July is right around the corner (literally!). Here are easy and fun DIY projects for you and the little ones this weekend.
Fourth of July means going to visit family in St. Pete and of course, keeping the little ones busy! Sometimes family’s homes don’t have as much to do as our home, so I come prepared! And now, you can be too. I’ve come up with some fun things my family and I are going to do this weekend to get ready for the fireworks and festivities that are soon to commence. I’ve scoured the internet for fun desserts and crafts that you and your family can do together to keep the spirit alive before Monday gets here.
The Easiest Red, White and Blue Dessert You’ve Ever Made
Yes, moms and ladies, this is one that is on my “must make” list each year because it’s so easy! All you need is four ingredients:
- Mini Marshmallows
If you haven’t already guessed it, we’re going to line the strawberries on the top of a rectangle tray. Then add a row of mini marshmallows, then add a row of raspberries, and for your final row, add strawberries again. The finishing touch? Add a bowl of blueberries on the top left of the tray and Voila! You’ve got yourself a no-cook, beautiful dessert for this weekend!
Red, White, & Blue Tie-dye shirts
Tie-dye shirts are coming back into style. And, the best part? They’re fun and so easy to make! All you need to do is grab a t-shirt bought at your favorite store, grab some dye and rubber bands. Have your little ones help tie the rubber bands in random spots all over the t-shirt. Then, dip ends into the different colors of dye. Once you’ve completed this, let the shirt dry and remove the rubber bands leaving you with a fun and colorful shirt!
First of all, these footprint rocket pops from this blog have to be the cutest! These make fun decorations or even place settings for your guests over the holiday weekend. They’re very easy to make and it does involve painting your little one’s feet, which they’ll probably love. Not only will these be fun for this weekend, but when Christmas rolls around, you can stick them in the tree as ornaments.
American Flag Mason Jars
These fun mason jars from this blog are the perfect party additions to your weekend plans. They’re so easy and only have four items that you need! The best part is, most of you probably have ¾ of these ingredients at home. If you’re looking for a fun way to jazz up your table, these mason jars will do the trick. You can also add a candle to them to light up the evening gatherings too.
Red, White, & Blue Tin Windsock
Okay, these actually might win the ‘cuteness’ award. I found this fun craft on this blog and I can’t wait to add these to our decor for this weekend’s festivities! (I hope the family won’t mind!) They’re very easy to make and involve the kids helping by painting, gluing and finally hanging them to catch the wind.
Do you have any other ideas for crafts? These are some of my favorites that I’ve found online. Tweet me or tag me on Facebook with the crafts that you’re using to spruce up your table this 4th of July! Wishing you and your family a happy and fun holiday full of fireworks and fun!