July Fourth Cupcake Fun for the Whole Family

Are you looking for a last-minute July Fourth dessert recipe? If you need one more idea to complete the holiday party spread, check out these cute cupcake Independence Day ideas! Flag Foundation Turn your cupcakes into holiday treats with a red, white and blue flag on top! Bake a batch of your favorite chocolate or vanilla cakes. Frost the top with white icing. Make your own mini flags to add to the cupcakes. Cut white card stock paper into rectangles. Use crayons or colored pencils to draw red stripes and a blue space on the left side. Glue each flag...

July 4th Party Decor Kids Can Craft

How can you dress up your family's July Fourth backyard bash? With a few crafty kid created art activities! Learn how your children can create their own red, white and blue or flag-inspired holiday party décor with these easy artsy ideas. Welcome Banner Welcome your friends and family with a festive handmade banner. Start with an old twin-sized bedsheet or a long length of butcher paper/plain gift wrap. Pour three pools of tempera paint into paper plates or on top of cardboard—one red, one white and one blue. Your child can use a paint brush to write "Happy July 4th"...

Parents’ Day Painted Collage Craft for Kids

The fourth Sunday in July is Parents' Day! Celebrate mom, dad and other caregivers with a fun-filled family art activity. The kids can create their own painted collage family portraits—flexing their creative muscle and making a creative craft that focuses on their parents. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper Tempera paints Paintbrushes Markers, colored pencils or crayons Tissue and construction paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Draw a family portrait on the poster board. Your child can draw each family member in a static or stationary pose or create an action picture. Work from real...

July Fourth Kids’ Red, White and Blue Art Ideas

Celebrate July Fourth with an artsy adventure. If your pint-sized Picasso wants to paint the day away, check out the easy art activities for the Independence Day holiday! Glitter Fireworks Kids can craft a red, white and blue fireworks with card stock paper, glitter and glue. Your child can draw a firework pattern onto dark paper with clear-drying school glue. If your child wants to paint the glue on to the paper, squeeze it onto a paper plate, dip a thin brush or cotton swab into the pool and create a firework pattern. Sprinkle red, white (opal or silver) and...

July 4th Mocktails for the Whole Family

Are you looking for a few fun mocktail recipes? Make your July Fourth party memorable with these kid-friendly drinks! Check out these refreshing red, white and blue ideas. Blueberry Blend Juice a handful of blueberries. Mix the blue juice with seltzer water to make the mocktail sparkle. Add sliced strawberries to the rim of the glass to complete the patriotic look. Cherry Mocktail Magic Blend cherry syrup and sparkling water to make a dazzling red drink. Add ice and top the cubes with blue sugar crystals. The kids will get a kick out of the color change magic as the...

Juky 4th S’more Bar Treat Ideas

How can you make your backyard July 4th bash even better? With a sweet s'mores bar! Whether you have a fire pit, camp fire or toast marshmallows on the grill, these summer s'mores recipes are red, white and blue-spectacular. Read on for the details on how to add to your Fourth of July party with a summer-time s'mores. Marshmallow Options Help your kiddo and pint-sized part guests to toast marshmallows. Given the heat needed to fully toast marshmallows, an adult should do the cooking part of the s'more-making. Even though plain marshmallows will work with the red, white and blue...

Father’s Day Pointillism Portrait Art Activity for Kids

Are you looking for a last-minute Father's Day gift idea? Instead of taking the kids to the mall to pick out a store-bought present, try this handmade dad's day pointillism portrait craft. Your child can show off their artsy side and dad will cherish this crafty creation for years to come. Not only will your kiddo make dad a portrait, but they'll also get to explore the artistic style of famed painters such as Georges Seurat and Paul Signac. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Card stock paper or poster board (you can also use upcycled cardboard from an old...

Summer Solstice Painted Sun Collage Craft for Kids

Celebrate the summer solstice with sun-sational kids' craft! Your little artist can create their own sun artwork to mark the change of the seasons. Not only is this a fun-filled way to mark the holiday, your child can also build fine motor skills, explore art materials and get creative. Read on for more information on how to create a summer solstice sun painted collage. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Yellow and orange tissue paper Markers Poster board paper Yellow tempera paint A paintbrush Scissors Clear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Draw a circle at the center of the poster...

July 4th Outdoor Party Games for Kids

Are you planning a family Fourth of July party? If you need activities for the kids, check out these fun Fourth games for children of all ages! Star Spangled Hopscotch Draw a red, white and blue hopscotch board on the sidewalk or patio space. Write each number in red, white or blue also. Make your own markers with painted pebbles and play game after game of Fourth-themed hopscotch. Balloon Bounce Choose a selection of red, white and blue balloons. Blow up the balloons and place them in a grassy area. Give each child a large wooden spoon (or a similar...

July 4th Red, White and Blue Desserts

Are you looking for a few easy dessert options that will fit perfectly into your red, white and blue July 4th party design? Celebrate the Fourth with these family-friendly options. Bonus—the kids can help make these party picks too! Holiday Popcorn Combine sweet and salty into one popcorn treat! Pop your favorite corn and add a red, white and blue drizzle on top. Melt white chocolate in three separate containers. You can use the double boiler method on the stove or microwave the chocolate (in a microwave-safe bowl) until it melts. Stir red food coloring into one batch, blue into...