Happy Memorial Day HappyandBlessedHome.com readers and subscribers! Our family is so thankful for the dedication of our service men and women around the world. We are forever indebted to them for their acts of service – past, present and future. We’re thankful for days like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July to honor these men and women for all they have done.
Holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are wonderful opportunities to teach children about the importance of honoring real life heroes. And since many values and beliefs are “caught” – I thought I would share with my readers some of the Memorial Day and Fourth of July Crafts and Decorations that inspire me. Any one of these crafts would be a great way to inspire the imaginations of young children. Enjoy the creativity and talent of these amazing bloggers and if you find something that inspires you, make sure to stop by the blogger’s post and leave them a message. Everyone loves encouragement and feedback.
Happy Memorial Day weekend!
Memorial Day and Fourth of July Party Decorations
I just thought these patriotic fire cracker decorations were so adorable. They are from Trendy Tree. Follow this link Homemade Firecrackers to learn how you can create these adorable decorations.
I thought this sign was beautiful and inspiring. This 11″ x 22″ sign is by Chippy Paint and can be purchased via Etsy for $40.00 (not an affiliate link). Follow this link to the Chippy Paint store online: Chippy Paint.
Crafts for All Seasons shares a tutorial for beautiful hand made tin can luminaries. What a beautiful way to upcycle tin cans! Handmade Luminaries.
Want some easy peasy table decor? Check out this post by A Soft Place to Land: For the Love of Mason Jars
This patriotic bunting is another Etsy find. On sale for $20.00 from NHayesDesigns it’s made of burlap and twine. Just beautiful!
If you’re looking for a way to wear your American spirit, you will enjoy my no-sew Fourth of July T-shirts. It’s a great way to have your children showcase their patriotism and the shirts were less than $5 each. You could easily convert this into a craft for adults – just use a larger flag. Click through for the full tutorial.
Crafts for Children
There are tons of ways to celebrate patriotic holidays with fun crafts and activities. I toured the internet to find crafts that can be done last-minute and are super easy. I think you’ll love these ideas.
Kids Activities Blog has a great idea for kids – an outdoor flag lantern. Click through for the for full tutorial.
A Pumpkin and A Princess created a fun and easy craft for kids with her Red White and Blue Paper Chain.
Valerie over at Inner Child Fun has some free printable star stencils for children. Click this link: Star Stencils to be taken to her post.
Caroyln at Mama’s Little Muse knows that kids love messy fun and she’s got the prefect idea for family fun in her post Popsicle stick Painting
Akane at Juggling with Kids had a great idea for painting fireworks – check out her tutorial: Firework Painting.
Craft Ideas has a paper pattern and tutorial to create your own Paper Plant Poke.
Have cookie cutters? Check out this great idea by The Masked Mommy – Painting Patriotic Stars. It’s an easy and super simple craft. Click through to her post for the full tutorial and final result.
Check out the Flowing Ribbon Bracelet from Skip to My Lou. Easy and fun to make!
Who doesn’t love super cute and fun handprints from their children? Check out this great idea from B-Inspired Mama for a Patriotic Kid’s Handprint.
Danielle’s Place has a clever idea for popsicle sticks – a Folding American Flag craft for kids.
Patriotic Party Recipes
Megan over at The Pink Flour created these Chocolate Dipped Oreo Cookies. Delicious and Patriotic!
In Katrina’s Kitchen, she’s created this awesome-looking Layered Patriotic Drink – super fun!
HelloSociety.com shared this fabulous idea on Pinterest – Patriotic Fruit Skewers – gotta balance out those oreo cookies!
Check out this Red, White and Blueberry Trifle by Simmons Stories Recipes.
This Spicy BBQ Chicken Recipe looks amazing for any cookout. Its from the Examiner .com site.
And I don’t know how to celebrate a patriotic holiday without a great burger! Check out these Spanish Pork Burgers for something different and delicious! From the Delish .com website.
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