I enjoy doing crafts but I am not the best at making them. I try to stick to quick and easy crafts (sounds like my meal plan as well). With having 3 young kids I need to be able to start and finish my crafts in a short period of time so I can do it without too much hassle from the kids. If you are interested in a quick and easy 4th of July craft FOR your kids, check out these Popsicle Stick Flag Magnets. Want to make a cute new sew flag shirt, check out this tutorial.
One of my favorite sites to visit everyday is Pick Your Plum. They have daily deals on amazing things from crafts to clothes and home decor. Last year, yes I am that much of a procrastinator, I purchase these naked wool firework blocks. This year I decided to make them. Don’t fret, if you don’t have the pre-made kit from Pick Your Plum it is easy enough to find some scrap wood and make this easy decoration for your home.
What you need:
- Red, White and Blue acrylic paint
- 3 paint brushes
- 3 wood blocks of varying height
- 1 wooden star
- 3 two-inch pieces of wire
- 2 ft. of twine
- In the tops of each block of wood drill a small whole about 1/2 inch deep into the block. This will enable you to easily place the wire “wicks” into your fireworks.
- Paint each block and the star the colors of your choosing.
- While waiting for the blocks to dry, take your wire and wrap it around a pencil 4-5 times to create the “swirly” tops.
- Once blocks are dry insert wire “wick”.
- Place star in the location you want it and then tie it onto the blocks with the twine several times. Tie a knot in the back to keep the twine in place.
**TIP: To keep the blocks secure and in place you can glue them to each other. You can also glue the star where you want it as well.**
For more 4th of July fun, check out this Pinterest board for craft, recipes and party ideas!