DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard Party

June 16, 2014 12:00 PM
DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard Party

" Looking for ways to keep friends and family busy at your Fourth of July get-together? Simple craft projects are a great way to pass the time and can be enjoyed by guests of all ages.

Patriotic Treat

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What’s better than a craft you can eat? Homemade ice cream sandwiches look festive and taste refreshing on a hot summer’s day. For each sandwich, you’ll need two cookies. Prepackaged ones work fine, but large, home-baked chocolate chip cookies make this project especially tasty. Lay one cookie upside-down on your work surface. Scoop on some just slightly softened ice cream, and top that with the other cookie. Push the cookie down gently until the ice cream begins to squish out the sides a bit. Pick up the cookie sandwich and roll the sides along a plate of red, white and blue sprinkles, so the confections stick to the ice cream. Admire your work for a moment, then eat it before the ice cream melts!

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Sparklers can be unsafe for small hands, so add some glittery fun to your party in another way. Cut off the bottom third of a sturdy disposable cup "

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