Happy Birthday America! We love holidays in my family and Independence Day is one o our favorites. Delicious food, family time, games, backyard baseball, and fireworks; it’s always a fun day. To help celebrate America’s birthday we tried several crafts and tasty recipes that are available on Spoonful.com. After finding our inspiration on their 4th of July page, we got down to serious craft and recipe making business!
We chose three recipes from the Spoonful.com’s 4th of July page. We made Berry Kabob Cupcakes, Red, White and Blueberry Fruit Salad, and Rocket Dogs to help fuel our craft-making party. My chef-in-training is 10 and was very proud of being able to make the Rocket Dogs independently. She said, “It made me feel like Princess Tiana. Maybe I could have a restaurant like hers one day.” If the other dishes in her restaurant are as tasty as the Rocket Dogs were then I would like the first reservation please!
Next, we made the Red, White and Blueberry Fruit Salad together. I was very excited to see such a healthy choice for our celebration and best of all; it was delicious! I actually think it was a bigger hit than the cupcakes; it was that good! The Berry Kabob Cupcakes were super simple to make and were the perfect ending to our patriotic lunch. The recipes were very easy to follow and I know we will be making more of the recipes on the site in the future.
Spoonful.com inspired us with many fun crafts to help decorate for our Independence Day celebration. We decided to make Uncle Sam Hat Treat Holders, Star-Spangled Wavers, and a Firecracker Crown. Of course, no celebration at our proud Disney Addict house would be complete without a Disney touch so we also included several Disney crafts. We made Mickey’s 4th of July Hat, Mickey & Friends Patriotic Hot Dog Holder to hold our Rocket Dogs, Mickey’s 4th of July Candy Box, Mickey & Friends 4th of July Flag, Mickey & Donald’s Patriotic Pinwheel, Mickey Mouse Grill Master Hat, Minnie’s 4th of July Headband, and finished with some Mickey & Friends bunting.
The supplies we needed included:
- Red, blue, white, and black felt
- Red, blue, white, and silver ribbons
- 6 long bamboo skewers (or dowels)
- Red and white foam sheets
- Blue tape
- Sticker stars
- Gold and silver pipe cleaners
- Styrofoam cup
- Red paint
- Black Marker
- Printable templates
- Straight pin
- Pencil eraser
Star-Spangled Wavers, Mickey & Friends Patriotic Hot Dog Holder, Mickey & Friends 4th of July Flag, Mickey & Friends bunting: These printables were the easiest for my youngest crafter and were easy to complete in just a few minutes. They involved simple steps and easy to follow instructions.
Uncle Sam Hat Treat Holders, Firecracker Crown, Mickey & Donald’s Patriotic Pinwheel, Mickey Mouse Grill Master Hat: A little more challenging, these crafts turned out adorable! The pinwheel does involve a straight pin so adult help would definitely be needed for younger crafters. The Uncle Sam Hat Treat Holder involved painting so it was a little messier than the others. The Firecracker Crown was a lot of fun to make together and has helped to make some new favorite pictures!
Mickey’s 4th of July Hat, Mickey’s 4th of July Candy Box, Minnie’s 4th of July Headband: These cuties were the most challenging of the crafts we made. Mickey’s Hat and the Candy Box involved very intricate cutting and careful instruction reading. Minnie’s Headband was our favorite craft and is going along with us to watch fireworks on the 4th! It requires hot glue so it also needs some adult help.
We had a wonderful time together getting ready to celebrate Independence Day using the ideas we found on Spoonful.com. We use this site often in my family and we always find a new idea or fun activity to do together. How are you celebrating Independence Day? I would love to hear about your plans! My first plan is to make some more fruit salad!