So at this point you can pretty much count on me posting any and all holiday related crafts after the holiday! This slower-paced, transitional, temporary, housing-up-in-the-air situation is affecting all parts of our life, I think. But hey, if you like you can always "pin" the ideas and save them for next year.
On Tuesday I decided it was time to take down the spring banner and put up some 4th of July decor.
After a run to Michael's we were ready to go.
cardstock, glitter paper, tissue paper, ribbon, cupcake wrappers, star garland, yarn, red ribbon, paint . . .
First up, the kids made some toilet paper tube firecrackers. I think they turned out great, and the kids really enjoyed the project.
And I worked on a new 4th of July banner
The circles, USA letters (on glitter paper), and USA map were all cut on my Silhouette Cameo. Loving that thing.
Then I just strung it on some white yarn with red & blue cupcake wrappers. Easy peasy!
See that stack of stars in the above photo? I had the boys paint the edges with red and blue paint. The plan was to then write a bunch of stuff about America on the stars (freedoms, things we love, etc.) and add them to the wall right below the USA banner. But that hasn't happened quite yet.
Lastly, I've been itching to make some paper accordions and this holiday was the perfect opportunity. I love them!
paper accordion + cupcake wrapper + glitter paper = festive 4th of july decor