We are falling quickly into holiday mindset here, and that means crafts, decorations and fun. Which usually means we spend some time looking for ideas on the web. I have debated about posting links to some of my favorite blog finds all at one time each week, but with our various themes going on it seems easy to just keep them going within each of my posts... But since we have a holiday coming up, I decided I would link up to some great crafty goodness for you and your kids.
Irish Folding Star for the 4th from Marvelously Messy cute red white and blue star createdusing a folding pattern. Instructions and samples.
Patriotic Tea Lights from The Paisley Cupcake cute ways to decorate jars perfect accent for a 4th of July table.
Todays Creative Blog I think visiting this site is like hitting the jackpot.. On a regular basis she links to great creative blogs she discovers, but what I ran across is 'Get Your Craft on Tuesday' where visitors can link up their blogs with a single photo and tag line -so its like thumbnail heaven of crafty goodness.. You have to check out the blog as well as the links, I have just added it to my reader.
Still Finding Cash Aside from ongoing ideas of how to live well without spending the bank, this blog has great craft and holiday ideas. This blog is one I already visit as often as she posts.
Red White and Blue Cupcakes from this tidymom oh if nothing else click the link to see this yummy goodness!
Crafty Crow this link is to the 4th of july ideas page, but meander around the crafty crow.. I always find ideas and inspiration here, my kids even know to check out crafty crow if we are looking for fun new craft ideas.
Here are some things we have been doing to prepare around here (some from last year too)..
I made this bunting with some scrap fabrics - its a no-sew project just using the hot glue gun and took about 10 minutes including cutting out the triangles..gotta love that...
This is a traditional fare to go along with the cookout.
And this -we make this every year.. so good... we have it when we get home from fireworks.
And then we used extra fabric in an old frame for the hutch.
And these headbands for the girls, and they used popsicle sticks to make flags..
And they are sitting at the table making firecracker crafts right now, so I hope to add that to this post later on.
We will have a wrap up post on our 1960's activities by the end of the week, it has been more of a stuggle this week to find activities that tie into this decade so we have enjoyed a movie or two, playing outside when the weather allows, and doing our 4th of July crafts.
Are you running out of ideas to keep your kids entertained, dont forget to check out my list of 100 free (or really inexpensive) ideas for summer fun. Just click the link below: