There is no better way to bring in the holidays than getting the kids excited by creating arts and crafts themed around the 4th of July. Better yet, it is even more fun to include them in baking some yummy treats in order to make them feel they helped plan the celebration.
July 4th Arts & Crafts
Arts and crafts projects can be messy. So when deciding a project, make sure you focus on a project that does not require a lot of materials and is not tedious. Either take the project outside or designate an area inside, such as an art desk, to complete the project. The faster it is to create the craft, the better because the children will not become bored. The same goes for making delicious food.
Here at Step2, we discovered an arts and crafts project from FamilyFun Magazine, which will be a ton of fun for the kids. The Patri-botic Centerpiece will be the perfect centerpiece at your July 4th party. You could even place it at the kids’ table. It is a cute idea because the kids can create the face they want on their robot and take pride in making a helpful centerpiece for their party guests.
Additional holiday arts & crafts:
Patriotic Pinwheel (Kaboose.com)
Firework Favors (Spoonful.com)
Fourth of July Windsock (Bhg.com)
Baking with the kids is always a fun activity (but keep kitchen safety in mind when including the little ones), especially when it is a sweet treat they can enjoy. Everyone loves ice cream during the hot summer days. We found a fun recipe for Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes on Grandparents.com. These cupcakes are served in an ice cream cone, but it is actually a cupcake!
Have your little one assist in stirring the batter or adding the sprinkles. If your little one is too young to assist you in the kitchen, bring their play kitchen into your kitchen so they can “pretend” bake alongside you.
Additional holiday treats:
Berry Bliss Rocket Pops (Familyfreshcooking.com)
Flag Cake (Recipe.com)
Crispy Cheese Stars (Familyfun.go.com)
Have a great 4th of July! If you decide to do a project or baking activity with your children or grandchildren, send some pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share them on Facebook!
Check out more craft ideas and recipes on the Step2 “Creative Crafts” Pinterest board.