Fourth of July Fun from Silver Dolphin

By Silver Dolphin Books on July 2, 2013
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We can’t believe Independence Day is almost here! Hopefully you’re in for a long, relaxing weekend with family. If so, here are some fun Fourth of July ideas for you and your little ones:

This one’s a little messy – but you can make your own American flag with red and blue paint and tiny, eager hands and feet. Check out the full idea on Serendepity.

American Flag - Finger Paint Craft

 

 

 

 

 

Another crafty idea for older children are these red, white, and blue centerpieces using paper plates, coffee filters, and water color paints:

We recommend using pipe cleaners in place of chenille, if you don’t have it on hand. The idea is from Crafts by Amanda.

Red White and Blue Flower - Craft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another fun idea is water balloon dodge ball. Fill up red, white, and blue water balloons and keep the kids (and maybe some of the parents) cool and busy while you enjoy your cookout!

We’ve also got a great link to give you all the ammo you need to plan a perfect, kid-friendly fourth of July party that will teach kids all about the holiday while they have fun. Hit SheKnows for the full scoop!

Please share any fun crafts, tips or activities for Independence Day in the comments section.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

-Silver Dolphin Books

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