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post #21 of 28
Fourth of July Cupcakes

Ingredients:

-Cake mix, any flavor
-White frosting: either homemade or store bought
-Food dye
-Candy sprinkles: yellow for stars
-Cupcake liners
*You need to make 20 cupcakes.

Directions:

-Mix and bake cupcakes according to directions on box, let cool.
-Now take white frosting and take two small amounts aside and in two different bowls and add blue food dye to make blue frosting and in the other bowl add red dye to make red frosting. Leave the rest of the white frosting alone do not dye.
-Take 8 of the cupcakes and frost with red frosting.
-Take 8 more of the cupcakes and frost with the white frosting.
-Now take the remaining 4 cupcakes and frost with the blue frosting, let dry and add you yellow candy sprinkles for stars.

-Finally find a rectangle plate, plater or a heavy duty piece of cardboard and arrange you decorated cupcakes to look like a flag. If you are using the cardboard you may want to wrap it in foil first. See below for arrangement of cupcakes.

post #22 of 28
Frugal 4th of July Candleholder

Supplies:

-Terra cotta planter and base
-Blue paint
-White paint or paint marker
-Paint brush

-First paint the planter and base blue, let dry
-Now take the white paint or white paint marker and put stars all around the outside of it, let dry.
-Insert votive candle

* You can use any size planter, base and candle*
*You could do all different sizes and arrange as a centerpiece.
post #23 of 28
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Here is a fabulous, healthy and delicious snack idea!

Patriotic Snack by Lisa Storms

post #24 of 28
4th of July Crafts: Sticker Star Twirler (Patriotic Clothing) | 4th of July Crafts for Kids | FamilyFun

4th of July Crafts: Sticker Star Twirler


Time Needed: 1 Hour

Here's a windup toy that's guaranteed to amuse young holiday guests on the Fourth of July. Just crank the handle, let go when the top starts to turn, and watch the starry swirl.

If you're planning an Independence Day party, check out our other ideas for Fun on the 4th.


Materials
  • Plastic coffee can lid
  • Craft knife
  • Thick rubber band
  • Paper clips
  • Sticker stars
  • Flexible plastic straw
Instructions
  • Use a craft knife to cut a small X in the center of a plastic coffee lid.
  • Push one end of a thick rubber band (like the one shown below) up through the opening and stretch it around the center of a paper clip to keep it from pulling back through. Decorate the lid with sticker stars.
  • From a flexible plastic straw, cut one 4-inch straight length and one 4 1/2-inch length with the bendable portion near the center. Shape a second paper clip into a small hook. Then slide it into the straight straw length and use it to pull the free end of the rubber band through.
  • Insert one end of the bendable straw length through the protruding loop of the rubber band for a handle.
post #25 of 28
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post #26 of 28
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I shared 4 4th of July Crafts the kids and I did this past week.

We made a torn paper flag, drinking straw fireworks, and these twirlers.

post #27 of 28
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post #28 of 28

Lots of cute ideas!

 

We did the drinking straw fireworks before and used black paper so it was like night and bright colored paint.  It turned out really cute and the kids loved it.
 

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