Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Red, White & Blue 4th of July Inspired Snacks & Crafts featuring Spin Art, Splatter Paint, Blow Painting and More

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Red, White & Blue 4th of July Inspired Snacks & Crafts featuring Spin Art, Splatter Paint, Blow Painting and More

This weekend it's all about the red, white & blue here in the U.S.A!

It was the perferct time to get out our paints, have fun, make a mess & create.

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Craft: Easy Red, White & Blue Spin Art Fireworks


It all started with my idea to do some red, white & blue homemade spin art fireworks.  I had been inspired by previous posts by Putti Prapancha, Teach Preschool, & The Chocolate Muffin Tree. I have been anxious to try it with the Lil Divas since eyeing those fun posts and in the name of  "fireworks" I just knew that the time had come.

What You Need:
CD
red, white & blue paint
white paper

What We Did:
1. Add drops of red, white & blue paint to underside of CD -
I found more drops of paint used = a more multi-colored the effect


2. Place the CD onto the paper & swirl/twirl/turn to your hearts content :)


3. Carefully Lift & behold!



So easy yet so fun & festive!
We will be doing this again - next time w/lots more color!

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Craft: Blow Paint Fireworks

We have done blow painting in the past by blowing (food) colored bubbles so I wanted to try it to make fireworks since the Lil Divas had enjoyed that project so much.


What You Need:
red, white & blue paint (I watered it down a little to make it easier to clow)
plastic straw
white paper

What We Did:
1. Add a few drops of red white & blue paint onto paper -
we purposefully put them close together so the colors would mix while blowing

2. BLOW!

That's it - super easy & oh, so FUN!



Blowing through a straw to make art never disappoints!
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Craft: Splatter Paint Fireworks

Next, being inspired by working with straws the oldest Diva decided she wanted to paint with our special 4th of July Firework Straws (found at Target) so of course I had to oblige! :)


What You Need:
red, white & blue paint
white paper
firework straws -
these are simply made of ribbon so you could use ribbon or just a paintbrush to splatter

What We Did:
1. dip the ribbon "fireworks" into desired color paint & splatter, splatetr, splatter! 


Here's how her picture came out
(the ribbon was weighed down by the paint so it was hard to splatter)


Then she decided she wanted to fold & smear her artwork


Here's what it looked like after that:


Sometimes sudden inspiration can lead to wonderful art!
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Craft : Painting Old Glory

A 4th of July Inspired Painting Session just wouldn't be complete without a flag or so the Oldest Diva insisted! I had one planned for another day but she was having none of that excuse.

 What You Need:
white paper
red, white & blue paint
paint brushes

What We Did:
1. I helped her make a outline by giving her "hints" to make a small blue rectangle first and then the larger red rectangle around it to form the flag

2. Then she got to painting her stripes alternating the red & white


3. She painted in her blue inner rectangle then used white paint "dots" as stars


We had a messy & fun red, white & blue art day!

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Now for some easy, fun & yummy red, white & blue snack/food ideas:


I made this healthy & easy fruit kabob flag using cut up strawberries, banana slices and blueberries on wooden skewers.


The Lil Divas enjoyed some red, white & blue jello using layered berry blue and strawberry jello topped with whipped cream


I made these flag pancakes for Memorial day but they are perfect for the 4th of July so I had to share them again - see the full how-to post here

What 4th of July crafts and/or food have you enjoyed lately?

Bern

11 comments:

  1. I'm stopping by from the Super Stalker Sunday Blog Hop!! I'm so glad you joined us this 4th of July weekend to do a little stalking around! I hope you and your family are having a wonderful holiday!!
    Be sure to come join us again next weekend for more stalking fun!! Have a Happy 4th!!
    Kortney @ Kortney's Krazy Life

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  2. I love all these ideas! I can't wait to try splatter painting now!

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  3. you girls have been busy! We like to do the blow paintings too, last time we did them was on paper cut like houses, after we read a few renditions of the three little pigs. I love the fruit kabobs!

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  4. I love the fruit kabobs and I hadn't seen the pancakes yet. Maybe we'll have some today!

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  5. I love the kabobs! Looks like you both had a lot of fun! I'm visiting from the Super Stalker Blog Hop and am your newest follower. I'd love it if you'd follow me too at my new blog Why We Love Green at http://whywelovegreen.blogspot.com

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  6. How fun! I love the red, white and blue recipes.

    I found your blog on Not so Moody Monday blog hop. You can find me at It's the Thought that Counts.

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  7. Glad to know ur girls loved the spin art with CDs! Love the splatter paint and the fruit kabobs too. Thanks for the link
    Roopa

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  8. Ohhhh mannnn....so wish I'd seen this before the 4th! Lol. Buuuut, that doesn't mean we can't do it anyway! =) Looks like fun! LOVE IT!!!

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  9. Oh my so much in one post! All looks beautifully fabulous!!! :-)

    Looks like you had a great 4th of July!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  10. Loved these great tutorials!! Can't wait to do some of this with my little girl when she gets older!

    New follower from Super Stalker Sunday! Visit us as www.sistersncloth.com! ~Jeniffer

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  11. very creative ideas...really bummmed I didn't do more 4th of july crafts with my kids. i'm keeping these ideas for nx yr.

    asheardy@yahoo.com

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