Many of us celebrate the 4th of July with a day full of picnics, barbecues, parades, and of course, fireworks. While those are certainly festive ways to celebrate America’s Independence Day, you may be looking for some new and different ways to celebrate 4th of July with your kids.
We’re sharing ideas for fun and patriotic 4th of July activities for kids that will keep your whole family entertained. From recipes to games to crafts, there is something for every age and interest. So go get your red, white and blue on and get ready to celebrate!
Now that the kiddos are back in school after an eventful summer break, we can only hope that their teachers have enough patience and energy to keep up with them!
If a little extra teacher TLC is needed, this Back-to-School Emergency Kit is perfect to not only bring a smile to their face, but maybe even earn a few extra brownie points. What teacher wouldn't get a kick out of this?!
Happy October, Hatchlings! Halloween is going to be here before we know it and so we decided to make a Halloween-themed yarn tassel garland. It is so easy and turns out so cute! It is a perfect project to do with the kiddies and you can make it any color scheme/theme you want. Great for Birthdays or any holiday.
What you will need:
1. Different colored yarn (I used purple, green, orange, white, and black),
3. Any book or object you have lying around the house that will be used to wrap the yarn around. We used this flashcard case that's about from about 3-4 inches wide. If you want them bigger, use a wider book.
Step One: Cut two (approximately 5 inch pieces of yarn). Set aside.
Step Two: Grab your yarn and start wrapping around the object you chose. Make sure you know how many times you wrapped around so all your tassels will be the same width. (We wrapped about 40 times).
Step Three: Once you are finished wrapping, cut the end and carefully remove the yarn bunch from the object. The bunch should remain in a circle. You will take one of your five-inch strings and make a slipknot at the top of the bunch.
Step Four: Use your other five- inch string about 1/3 of the way down to wrap the bunch together with a double knot.
Step Five: Cut the area opposite from where we tied them together and then trim the ends so they are even and repeat the above steps to create 15 - 20 tassels.
Step 6: Once you have made all your tassels, attach to a long piece of yarn. I made mine about two feet long and tied the tassels so they would hang at different lengths until it looked full.
Once you are done tying them, trim any excess string! Your finished product should look something like this:
Our close friends recently celebrated their daughter's one year birthday. The theme was lemonade (perfect for a summer lake party). With the big decorations done, I decided to contribute with some fun paper straws and flags. This added a personal touch and was so easy to do. Definitely doing this again for A's 1 year! Also, great for weddings, showers, etc.
Seriously- easy! No strange supplies required and doesn't take long at all.
To make your life even easier, we made this template for you.
- Paper straws. You can find almost anywhere now, Target, Amazon, Hobby Lobby, etc.
- Paper (any color that you want but go light enough to where you are sure to see the writing).
- Double sided permanent tape.
1. Download our template and write whatever message you want. There will be a front and a back to the flag, so you can write two messages if you want.
2. Cut the flags out. I just did with scissors but if you want better accuracy, use an x-acto knife.
3. Tape flag around the straw. Make sure the double sided tape runs the entire length of the flag, this way it is tight enough to not slide down the straw. Also, remember to leave room at the top for sipping.
4. Cut a wedge into it, to form a flag. Again, can be done with X-Acto or scissors.
Give it a go and be sure to tag us so we can see what you've made! #hatchedbaby