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Sunday, June 18, 2017

10 Family Traditions For The 4th of July With Free Printable!


10 FAMILY TRADITIONS FOR THE 4TH OF JULY
WITH FREE PRINTABLE!
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The 4th of July means doing fun family activities!
Even back in the prairie days, families would gather in the town square to enjoy some 4th of July celebrations. Watching the parade, listening to the band play, picnicking, drinking lemonade, firing the canons, waving the flags and having bonfires. Though we still enjoy these traditions today, we have some new ones made possible by modern conveniences. 

Our family traditions grow a little every year, but we always make it fun.


1. MAKE RED, WHITE & BLUE WIND SOCKS AND BOHO FLAGS!

TO MAKE THE WIND SOCKS:
1. Let the kids pick out either a red, white or blue piece of construction paper.
2. Glue one inch strips of corresponding color construction paper on the top and bottom of their original paper.
3. Then let them paint with stamps on their paper using red, white and blue kids paint.
4. Allow to dry; then staple into a round tube.
5. Hole punch two holes on the top to add your string or ribbon.
6. Staple long strips of tissue paper or ribbon to the bottom of the tube.
7. Hang outside to enjoy!



HOW TO MAKE BOHO FLAGS:
1. Using a craft stick, staple large ribbon and lace in red, white and blue colors around the stick.
2. Tightly tie a string or rope to both ends of the stick to hang. 
OPTIONAL:Hot glue the string on the ends so they won't slide off.


2. MAKE CONFETTI POPPERS!

HOW TO MAKE CONFETTI POPPERS:
1. Decorate a toilet paper roll; you can use wrapping paper, markers, paint, crayons... whatever you wish!
2. Tie a knot on a  balloon that has not been blown up. 
3. Cut off the tip; stretch the balloon to fit over one side of the toilet paper roll.
4. Use tape to keep the balloon on the roll.
5. Fill the inside of your toilet paper roll with confetti or tiny pieces of paper.
TO USE:
*Gently pull on the balloon knot with the opening of the toilet paper roll facing the ceiling...and let go! The confetti will come flying out!! Fill back up and reuse.

3. MAKE AN AMERICAN THEME WINDOW CRAFT!

 




HOW TO MAKE AMERICAN THEME WINDOW CRAFT:
1. Give the kids one laminate sheet. 
2. Have them open the laminate sheet.
3. Let them use a black permanent marker to write a festive word or two.
4. Give them pieces of red, white and blue colored tissue paper... star confetti... glitter and pieces of lace to decorate.
5, Carefully laminate the sheet and hang in the window!

4. MAKE A BLUE AND RED FRUIT SALAD!

*Make a fruit salad using strawberries, blueberries and bananas!

5. MAKE CROISSANT WRAPPED HOT DOGS!

*We live in an apartment and we can't grill here. So we were so delighted to have a fun alternative! 
Buy refrigerated croissant dough. Wrap the dough around the hot dogs and bake on 350 degrees for about 8-10 mins. Fun and delish!

6. MAKE A 4TH OF JULY CAKE WITH WHITE FROSTING AND FRUIT -OR- M&M'S!

HOW TO MAKE WITH FRUIT:
1,Use a vanilla cake mix or pound cake mix, make as directed. 
2. Frost with whipped white vanilla frosting.
3. Decorate with fruit to look like an american flag!


HOW TO MAKE WITH M&M'S:
1. Use a chocolate cake mix; make as directed adding some m&m's to the batter.
2. Frost with creamy white vanilla frosting.
3. Sprinkle the frosting with red, white & blue m&m's!

7. MAKE 4TH OF JULY PUNCH!

HOW TO MAKE 4TH OF JULY PUNCH!
1. Fill glass 1/3 full with cranberry juice.
2. Add ice cubes.
3. Add 1/3 full with lemonade.
4. Add blue kool-aid to fill to the top!

8. WATCH THE FIREWORKS & PARADE!

9. DO SPARKLERS, POP-ITS AND GLOW STICKS!

*Of course always be safe and have fun! We enjoy having glow parties before bed on the 4th of July. We put a fun concert on our dvd player and we all dance around with our glow sticks...so fun!
Btw- Katy Perry concerts is one of our favorites...especially the 'FIREWORKS' song!!

10. GO TO THE BEACH, GO CAMPING OR HAVE A BONFIRE!

*Plan ahead and do something adventurous! Leave early in the morning for the beach. Reserve a camping spot a few weeks ahead of time. Or just enjoy a local bonfire at night. Many farms and some state parks have a fun bonfire going on with s'mores for dessert!

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HAPPY 4TH...HAVE FUN!
XOXO,Arianne










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