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Saturday, June 28, 2008

4th of July Fun

I love FamilyFun.com! It is one of my favorite websites, especially for fun recipes and crafts. Here is a few things I found interesting on it that is sure to make a hit with your kids!

Corn on the Cobcake (CUTE!)

RECIPE INGREDIENTS:
White and yellow jelly beans (we used Jelly Belly brand)
White-frosted cupcakes
White decorating sugar
Yellow Starburst candies
Corn holders
Corn plates

1. For each ear, press rows of jelly bean kernels onto three frosted cupcakes. Line up the cupcakes and sprinkle decorating sugar across the tops. 2. To make a candy butter pat, microwave a Starburst for about eight seconds, stretch it into a melted-butter shape, then set it on top of the center cupcake. 3. Add a corn holder to each end of the cob, and serve on a corn plate.

Can-Do Stilts

Give your favorite patriot a boost with a pair of classic tin can stilts. Our design allows you to empty the can while keeping its top and bottom sealed for safety and stability.

CRAFT MATERIALS:
Puncture-style can opener
2 (29-ounce) cans of tomato sauce
Acrylic paint in white, red, and blue
Paintbrush
Star shapes cut from household sponges
Disposable pans or plates
Tape
2 (5-foot) lengths of cotton or nylon clothesline
Skewer

Time needed: About 2 to 3 Hours

1. Puncture a can in opposite spots on its side, as shown. Drain it by blowing into one hole to force the sauce out of the other. Repeat with the second can. Wash both cans under running water to clean them, inside and out. Remove their labels and let them dry.

Can-do Stilts: Step 22. Paint both cans white. When they're dry, dip dampened sponge stars into pans or plates of red and blue paint. Apply the stamps to the cans and let them dry.


Can-do Stilts: Step 33. For the handles, tape one end of a length of clothesline to a skewer. Push it through one hole and out the other, as shown. Have your child stand on the can, holding the line's ends. Knot the line at hip level and trim. Repeat for the other stilt.

Are you planning on have a bunch of kids at your Fourth of July party? Keep them busy with this fun activity ... All-American Word Scrambler! That's just one of the many printables that the site offers.

Can you see why I love this website? lol Have fun!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Oh, my gosh, I remember making can stilts! :-) I had 3 younger siblings so I was never allowed to have paints or markers but I remember making those stilts out of old Folgers cans.

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