Can you believe that July is here already? Seriously, what happened to June? (Or, the rest of 2015 for that matter). In the spirit of being unprepared and in denial, I have gathered a few easy, last minute 4th of July projects that you and your kids can do together.
1. Ritz Cracker Sparklers
This one is so easy it’s ridiculous. Frost a Ritz cracker with canned frosting and sprinkle Pop Rocks on top. Instant sparklers for your mouth! (If you are feeling particularly energetic, you can use frosted sugar cookies instead).
2. Watermelon Stars
Slice a watermelon thinly, like you would a loaf of bread. Grab a cookie cutter and cut out some stars. Throw on a few blueberries and you have a quick fruit salad that your kids will actually eat. Or, thread the stars and blueberries on a skewer and add it to blue koolaid or soda. Fancy and fun!
3. Flag Sandwich
Now, what kid wouldn’t want to eat a flag sandwich? Spread cream cheese and any red jam on a piece of bread and assemble a flag with blueberries and sliced bananas. Yum. (My husband tried to eat this before I took a picture!)
4. July Fourth Candy
Buy boxes of Jujyfruit candies. Paint over the unneeded letters and substitute the letters to spell “July Fourth”. Instant treats for all the kids in your life (young and old!).
5. Chocolate-Covered Bananas With Sprinkles
Slice bananas into wheels and freeze them on waxed paper until firm (this may take a few hours). Dip them into melted chocolate and roll them in patriotic sprinkles. Freeze them again until the chocolate hardens. A great way to cool off! (I may have eaten almost an entire tray of these).
I hope these ideas will help you to have a safe and fun 4th of July. Happy Independence Day!