7 Red, White and Blue, Family-Friendly Ideas to Celebrate Independence Day

Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)

Looking for a recipe or craft the kids can help with for the 4th of July festivities?  We have 7 that we’ve shared over the past couple of years and today we’re bringing ’em back for you!

Patriotic Recipes

Red and White Salsa with Blue Chips – This fresh tomato and mozzarella salsa, served with blue tortilla chips is a perfect addition to any July 4th picnic.  It’s a simple dish that older kids will love to help whip up for the big Independence Day celebration.

Candy Sparklers – Not only will the fireworks sparkle, this glittery dessert will bring some shine to the day’s festivities as well.  It’s best for older kids to help with, but even younger kids can help add the sugary brightness.

Patriot Pops – These are a ‘make-ahead’ dessert that will make all the kiddies and adults smile.  They’re full of healthy fruit, too, so you can’t go wrong.

Personal Patriot Trifle – With fresh berries, cupcakes and whip cream, assembling this recipe is simple for anyone.


Red, White and Blue Crafts

Tie Dye 4th of July – Tie Dye can get a bit messy, that’s why summer is the perfect time for this type of crafting.  Get out your red and blue dye and white shirt or whatever you want to make more patriotic and you’re ready to get started.

Happy Birthday America! Say it with Paint Sticks – If you have ever painted a room or anything, really, when you purchased your paint, they probably gave you some paint sticks.  With all the painting we’ve been doing in our new house, we have an abundance of them and this craft is a perfect way to put all the extras to use.  They’re great as a centerpiece or as a decoration in your plants.

Feather Pen for the Fourth of July – Here in the U.S. the 4th of July is a celebration of our Independence from Britain. It’s the day we officially became our very own country.  On that day, our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence pen, perhaps made of feather, I’m not sure since I wasn’t there, but a fancy feather pen seems appropriate for such an important document.  In this post, we share a simple way to make your own, fancy, feather pen.

There you have it, 7 Red, White and Blue, Family-Friendly Ideas to Celebrate Independence Day.

We wish you all a happy Fourth!
Kelly, Alex and Sophia

P.S. What are your favorite ways to enjoy celebrate the 4th of July?

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