Preparation is everything! Here are a few projects you and your family can do together to prepare for those fabulous fourth festivities. The best part is they are Super Simple ™
Before the holiday:
Have the kids paint a terra cotta pot in red, white, and blue. Roll your plastic ware in decorative napkins and secure it with raffia. Place them inside the pot and set it on your table.
Using large wood craft sticks, stars, a dowel, and some paint you can create super simple outdoor décor for the yard. I call them Crafty Wood Stick Flags. Be sure to save them for next year!
Paint a message board with chalkboard paint. Take it with you to the parade and write messages to people in the parade to let them know you support them!
Thank a soldier. Create a care package for someone in the armed forces. We decorated a cigar box and filled it with goodies.
Party Day Projects:
Make your own edible arrangement. Kids love to make melon balls. Place all your fruit on skewers in a fun, colorful arrangement. Use watermelon for red, blueberries for blue and marshmallows for white.
Make an instant scrapbook out of paper bags. If you have access to a printer, you can print your photos and place them in your embellished book that night!
Gather the kids and make red, white, and blue windsocks. With some craft foam and a glue gun, you can make it instantly.
Tempera paint is washable and can be found at the craft store. Pick some up and do some face painting before the parade.
Pay a visit to a lonely veteran. Show them how much you appreciate them serving our country.
This is a guest post by Nationally renowned craft and lifestyle expert, Terri Ouellette. Terri’s new website is full of so many ideas. Terri O has great tips and suggestions for everyone, from great craft projects to simple recipes that the entire family will enjoy.