FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS CRAFT

July 4, 2020
Rachel Schultz

This is a quick one that is easy to pull together something fun and seasonal for a little extra july or memorial day treat. The materials are simple and all things we generally keep around. For colors I did red, white, and blue, but lots of variations would be cute and nice for anytime during summer. When using the stamps (made of straws!) sometimes you may need to do a little pressing with your hands to help the straws pick up and transfer the paint.

We use a different straw stamp for each color to help them not mix, so that was fifteen straws all together. But you could mix colors and use one stamp too.

MATERIALS

  1. black paper
  2. red, white, and blue paint
  3. fifteen bendable straws
  4. tape

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Bend straws. Position straws into a five point stair orientation. Tape straws together.
  2. Stamp straws into one paint color and press onto black paper.
  3. Using a new straw stamp, paint the next color.
  4. Repeat with remaining color(s).

I found about three or four fireworks worked for an 8 x 10 piece of paper. Happy fourth of july!!

You may also like this painted binoculars craft, circle rainbowshow to actually do some art with children, and favorite kid art supplies that make it easy.

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This is a quick one that is easy to pull together something fun and seasonal for a little extra july or memorial day treat. The materials are simple and all things we generally keep around. For colors I did red, white, and blue, but lots of variations would be cute and nice for anytime during summer.

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FRUIT AMERICAN FLAG

July 3, 2020
Rachel Schultz

I’m the not BIGGEST firework shows viewing person. I think fireworks are more of a fun addition to an event than the whole event itself. Like when they’re a punctuation mark to a wedding. Or on a boat. Do you know what I mean? But, setting off my own? That’s spectacular. I love fourth of july! This fruit thing is very fun. My thought for making it nicer than some fruit american flags is to use lots of variety instead of just three or so fruits.

I served mine on a baking sheet just as a fruit board appetizer. BUT you could put the whole thing on top of a vanilla cake. Or angel food cake!!

Happy fourth of july! Or memorial day! Or veterans day!

FRUIT AMERICAN FLAG
Serves twelve

1 pint blueberries
6 ounces blackberries
1 pound grapes
2 apples, sliced thinly
1 pound strawberries
2 cups watermelon, cubed
2 bananas, sliced
1 pound cherries

Arrange fruit in the shape of an american flag!

FRUIT AMERICAN FLAG
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 6 ounces blackberries
  • 1 pound grapes
  • 2 apples, sliced thinly
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 2 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 pound cherries
Instructions
  1. Arrange fruit in the shape of an american flag!

 

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I’m the not BIGGEST firework shows viewing person. I think fireworks are more of a fun addition to an event than the whole event itself. Like when they’re a punctuation mark to a wedding. Or on a boat. Do you know what I mean? But, setting off my own? That’s spectacular.

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THINKING ABOUT THE SUMMER OF 2020

June 29, 2020
Rachel Schultz

This post is part of a series I do to write important things I need to tell you about and a mix of homemaker stuff. And let’s be honest, sometimes popular culture because I’m probably going to always be someone who engages with “the arts” AND I HAVE THOUGHTS. I love doing things by the seasons, so I share one that often. There are some re-occuring categories such as: “all is vanity,” “a follow,” “into it!,” “prime-able,” “a cry for help,” and “I am not tech-y, but.” All of it is here!

big news!!: if you like these posts, you’ll LOVE LOVE the new shop page! it’s where i put a curation of links to buyable things i think you would like and i like too. many of which are on amazon and prime-able. right now there are home decor, children, favorite books, children’s books, kitchen, and favorite cookbooks sections. i have ideas for a few more too like cleaning, cosmetics, and clothing (mom and kids). let me know if you have any other ideas you want to see. A thing about me, I like beautiful versions of even utilitarian things (and definitely kid things too). YOU KNOW THIS.

a cry for help: related to sourcing. i am pretty into sourcing cute versions of things and one that i have never seen a good one of is a puddle jumper. please contact me with help if you ever find one.

mom style: i needed a new purse that fits the iphone 11 but is still small. out of necessity that I just needed one because i couldn’t do another round of errands with my phone half fitting in my purse and in danger of crashing to the cement, I ordered this one and it was only $17.50 came like, instantly and had lots of color options. pleased!

a follow: please be aware there’s a sweet man on the @farrowandball account doing the most lovable and quaint “dose of color” series.

into it!: strands of wooden beads are a versatile, stylish decor element. i ordered these very inexpensively and strung a bunch of them up and put tassels on the end and they add great little layer to so many places!

prime-able: a plant (on amazon) that doesn’t really die. even with zero sunlight. which given plants 101 i don’t understand but god made a wonderful world!

kitchen stuff: my all time favorite cutting board. never warps and is fine with hot stuff. AND GOES IN THE DISHWASHER. i still have the first ones i bought, eight years and counting.

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This post is part of a series I do to write important things I need to tell you about and a mix of homemaker stuff. And let’s be honest, sometimes popular culture because I’m probably going to always be someone who engages with “the arts” AND I HAVE THOUGHTS. I love doing things by the seasons,

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