4th of July Recap – Craft & Recipe

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I had so much fun making these 3 items to share at our 4th of July celebration.  Red, white & blue everywhere!

4th of July Recipes - Snack platter

I’ll let the pictures tell the story.  Here are the first 2 snacks . . . Firecracker Favors & Patriotic Strawberries.

4th of July firecrackers - supplies
4th of July Crafts - cut

I started with 1 1/2″ strip but changed to 2″.  It looks better.

4th of July Crafts - 3 twizzlers
4th of July Crafts - wrap
4th of July Crafts - display
4th of July Crafts - curling ribbon

I thought my firecrackers needed a little more depth or pizazz so I tied red curling ribbon around the top ones.

These were a huge hit with my 7 year old niece.  We finally had to tell her she had to wait to eat any more.

4th of July Recipes - Supplies

Next up, Red, White & Blue Strawberries

4th of July Recipes - melt
4th of July Recipes - Strawberries blue sugar

Melt white chocolate (or 3 squares candy bark).  I used a mug so I could dip the strawberry all the way to the leaves.  If you use a shallow dish, you’ll have to roll the strawberry in the melted candy.Dip tip of strawberry in blue sugar.  I found it was better to roll the tip around the blue sugar. If I plunged the strawberry into blue sugar, it would move the white chocolate up too much.

4th of July Recipes - Snack platter

Makes a lovely platter to share…

4th of July Recipes - Patriotic Salad

Finally, we enjoyed this delicious patriotic salad.

When everyone got home from the Round Top Parade (longest, continuous running parade in Texas), we needed a snack to tie us over til lunch.  What better than fruit & cheese.

Cut the watermelon & cheese into cubes.  Although I had seen this salad with feta, I used cheeses my family would enjoy.  The top row was monterrey jack and the bottom row is swiss cheese.

Find a square bowl for the blueberries.  I couldn’t find one, so I bought a set of 5 colored square bowls for $5 at HEB.

Enjoy!

Themed Copywork Notebooking Pages – Patriotic

Our Patriotic Holidays Unit Study is a fun way to encourage learning more about the 4th of July. You’ll receive books to read, videos to watch, activities to enjoy and snacks to eat. All based on Independence Day.

In addition to 4th of July, there are units for Flag Day and Election Day. Click here to read more about Patriotic Holidays Unit Study.

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2 Comments

  1. These are great! I can’t wait to make them next year. Definately bookmarking this page. Thanks for the extremely cool and different ideas!

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