Happy almost Independence day, it’s Andrea with you this week. Another year, another reason to celebrate our forefathers for fighting for our freedom on the 4th (for my grammar pals out there, that’s alliteration for ya)! It may seem quite boring to you all, but my family and I enjoy celebrating the Fourth of July in the same fashion year after year: We wake up early and watch the sunrise with some sparklers in hand. Then it’s off to our community picnic for dogs and burgers. Next comes the fireworks at the local park where we’re dazzled by the display of freedom-affirming sights and sounds. But in between all of that I find the time to get in a little festive DIYing. For anybody looking for some fun projects to make holiday even more fresh, check out these ideas.
Not all Independence Day decorations have to hang from the walls or sit on tables. How about decorating the grass? Yep, you heard right. Take a look at this ingenious crafty homage to the 4th from Concrete Cottage with painted lawn stars.
Think outside the patriotic color box of reds, whites, and blues and get inspired by the dazzling colors of fireworks for this great, creative salt painting craft idea for kids of all ages. That’s a covert way of telling you I’m totally gonna try this. Saved from Busy Mommy Media, you just need some construction paper, glue, salt, and paint.
Keeping in the theme of fireworks, how about a tasty, cool Firecracker Jell-O snack saved from Kid-Friendly Things to Do. Blue and red Jell-O, some cool whip, and a couple of strawberry Twizzlers, you can’t get more patriotic or refreshed than that. You could also make an adult beverage out of this idea too if you’re so inclined.
Of course no outdoor celebration is complete without a game of Cornhole. This DIY PVC game board from Inteplast Building Products is a great opportunity to get the kids involved in the construction process as well as the playing process. Get step by step instructions here.
No matter what you do, enjoy your freedom and enjoy your families and friends. Happy Fourth of July! Until next time, I’m Andrea and thank you for reading.