We will be celebrating Independence Day next week-end. I love celebrating with family and friends and I’m expecting 20 – 30 family members for my backyard BBQ. I’ve been thinking of games and activities for the kids and decided to do a round up and share with my readers. I selected various activities for different ages, so I hope you will find 1 or 2 that you can use at your festivities:
1. Patriotic Dish Brush Fireworks from Crafty Morning – A different twist on making firework crafts. If you don’t have old brushes around, a trip to the Dollar Store for a few dish brushes and the crafting can begin. It looks like this craft calls for a round brush.
2. Patriotic Tee Shirt from Crafty Morning – This is a cute idea for the kids to make when they need a break from running and jumping or after drying off from the pool or sprinklers. Grab a few white tees, red and blue fabric paint, and a medium width paint brush from Michael’s.
3. Patriotic Foot and Hand Print Flag from Sewing for Sanity – This is an adorable idea using the kids hand and footprints. This particular example uses a 16 x 20 artist canvass which you can purchase from your local craft or art supply store. Decide how large you want the end result to be. I wish I had room for this project.
4. Patriotic Hand Print Wreath from Decorating With Dodi – This little hand print wreath is adorable. The blogger doesn’t have instructions on her blog, but it seems fairly simple to make. The background is white and various degrees of paint was used to make some of the prints darker than others. Also, it looks like the fingers are spread a little so you can cut between them when you’re cutting out the hands. I’m going to use a circle made out of cardboard to glue the hand prints to and regular printer paper to make the prints on. This is a good idea for 2 or 3 year olds.
5. Patriotic Hand Print from B-Inspired Mama – This is a cute craft for kids of any age. I love placing the name and year on the finished product. Great way to remember 4th of July fun with family.
6. Patriotic Bean Toss from Sugar Bee Crafts – I love this idea for my grandson and his cousins. This will be a nice break from tossing the football. I’m going to find a shady spot in the yard, use a piece of cardboard to ensure the plates are stable and make the bean bags out of felt.
7. Patriotic Luminaries from For The Love Of – I’m going to use these luminaries for my table center pieces. I have a ton of mason jars in my cabinets from my canning sessions and a few bottles of Modge Podge in the craft corner. I’ll be pick up the tissue paper and flags at the Dollar Store. Cute, Patriotic and Budget Friendly. Just the way I like it.
8. Patriotic Word Search from Crayon Freckes – Great idea to use when you want the kids to get out of the sun and relax a little. Have one of the older children assist them in finding the words. They can feast on a treat of watermelon or a fruit salad while they’re searching for the words. This can be fun for the adults too.
9. Patriotic Fork Fireworks from Crafty Morning – I love this idea or the kids and the little ones with a little help. Simply dip a fork into red and let the firework making begin. Clean off the fork, dip it into the blue paint and fill in the blank areas or go over the red. Just have fun.
Bingo is a favorite at my backyard gatherings for adults and of course the good old sprinkler and water guns for the kids. Do you plan to use any of the above crafts? What are some of your favorite 4th of July activities? We may want to adopt a few of your activities.