The sunshine on your face, a warm summer breeze, fireworks in the night sky, and delicious barbecue. Can you think of a certain special holiday that might spring to mind when you hear these words?
The Fourth of July, of course!
As the “official” highlight of summer, the Fourth of July is not only a time to celebrate America’s birthday but also to get together with friends and family. You might as well make use of that extra day off from work and have some fun!
But, what’s a big party without some decorations? Whether you’re hosting your own event this year or making the trip to a friend’s backyard we’ve got you covered.
In this post, we’re featuring a few easy Fourth of July crafts you can do in minutes. These crafts are going to add a bit of patriotic flair to this year’s big event.
While you might be excited for the fireworks on the Fourth of July, it’s always a good idea to have something a bit more child-friendly. That’s where these confetti launchers come in.
These are super simple to make. All you need are empty toilet paper tubes (paper towel tubes work fine too – just cut them in half or thirds), a few balloons, and a stack of confetti. You can make your own patriotic confetti by cutting up bits of red, white, and blue craft paper.
Take your balloons and cut the bottoms off of them. Then, securely tape the balloon bottoms to the tubes. You are going to be pulling the ends of the balloons to launch the confetti. Once that’s set, decorate the containers, and add the confetti. Then, get launching!
Patriotic Bushel Baskets
When it comes time to get the food ready for a barbecue, most people would love to have an attractive display. While that’s not always possible with potluck style gatherings, you can do something about it. Enter: patriotic bushel baskets.
These baskets are a great way to add some patriotic flavor to your barbecue without a lot of time and energy. Plus, they can be reused for next year (or anything you’re hit with the spirit of patriotism!). They are great ways to display snacks and other types of grab and go food.
Here’s how you make them. If you have bushel baskets lying around, great if not, head to your local crafts store. All you’ll need are the baskets, a combination of paint in red, white, or blue, and some foam brushes. Brush the paint on the basket in your favorite color combination. Then, once they are dry, you’re ready to go. Add a bandana or napkin to hold food like chips.
Have Fun Making Fourth of July Crafts!
These aren’t the only Fourth of July crafts you can make for this year’s party. But they are super easy and a perfect way to get started.
Watch out, though, once you get started with crafting, you might find it hard to stop! Share some of your favorite craft ideas for the Fourth of July holiday in the comments!