For the last couple of years, we’ve gone up north camping over the 4th of July. We LOVE the 4th of July celebration in a little town not far from the valley. They have a cute little parade (they actually shut down the highway) and the BEST fireworks shown I’ve ever seen!!! It is such a break from the heat, and if you’ve ever watch a fireworks show in the valley, it’s almost not worth it because of the heat.
Their fireworks show is done at the highschool in this canyon. The boom of the fireworks off the canyon walls almost takes your breath away. We’ve learned that because of the popularity, you need to get to the ball fields early to get your seat. We end up spending most of the afternoon and evening there, eating dinner, playing games and visiting. Although they have venders, a DJ and slides for the kids, we usually bring our own dinner and treats.
This year I wanted to make something fun for the kids to have especially for waiting for the fireworks to start. I decided to make these firecracker poppers full of fun treats and toys for each of the kids in our group. I think they are going to love these and hopefully keep them busy for a few hours.
This last weekend my family went to our cabin to celebrate father’s day with my dad. I knew I would have some helping hands (my mom, sister & sister in law) to make all 6 that I was going to need.
Here is what you are going to need to make these:
(ex: bread crumbs, oatmeal, pringles, nuts, anything cardboard)
(punches, washi tape, glitter glue, anything to decorate outside)
I wanted to add some crayons and something to color (to keep them busy a little longer), but I couldn’t find any 4th of July related coloring sheets at the store so I just decided to make my own. You can download these and use them for your own kids to color this 4th of July.
Here is how you make them:
Now for the decorating!
They turned out really cute and I think us adults had just as much fun making them as the kids will have opening them and enjoying them on the 4th of July!
If you have little ones that need a little entertaining, this is a great project. And most everything I needed to make it I purchased from the dollar store! Even the bread crumb canister (I’m too cheap to buy anything too pricey just to empty out for a craft).
To read more, or download a recipe, please visit Lizzie Jane Baby Blog.