July 4th Fun
Red and blue paint transforms layered coffee filters into big blooms.
These picnic-perfect snacks are packed with vitamin C.
To Dye For
Round up the whole family and make celebratory t-shirts in the backyard.
This no-melt cone is perfect for sweltering summer parties. Strawberry puree and toasted coconut add sweetness, so the kids won't miss the ice cream.
Deck out bikes, trikes, and scooters with streamers and fun fringe and stage an Independence Day parade on your street.
Chill out with a sweet snack made from pears, blueberries, and low-fat yogurt.
Fun Field Trip
Celebrate neighbors who give back by taking a trip to your local fire station.
String this simple star from straw segments and beads to add patriotic flair to your home d?cor.
Turn a roll of duct tape into this celebration-ready hat.
Grilled chicken is a lighter alternative to classic BBQ fare. Serve it up with beans, salad, or baked fries.
Hydrate with a cool glass of strawberry lemonade garnished with fresh fruit.
This dessert is chock-full of seasonal summer fruit. Serve warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
Attach tinsel or curly ribbon to the end of a dowel to make a baton that looks like a firework.
Fly the Flag
Decorate with stars and stripes by displaying this firework-themed windsock on the front porch.
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