Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It's Playtime: July 4th Edition

Here in the U.S.A. we are preparing for the biggest of National celebrations; our country's birthday on the 4th of July.  Children can't wait for the fireworks, adults can't wait for the BBQ (and beer).  It's a time for friends to share together and kids to be kids.

 In honor of July 4th, I am sharing several ideas found on last weeks It's Playtime.  I'm including food, fun, and fireworks...all the elements to a great 4th of July!

Jelly Fish Jelly shared these beautiful patriotic Jelly Cups with us.  Don't be surprised to find out she actually made these for Australia Day!  Lucky for us, they have the same national colors plus stars and stripes.  Your friends will never know the difference (unless you tell them).  

This beautiful Patriotic Star Garland came from Adventures of the Smith Family.  They used salad-spinner art to create the unique designs on the stars!  What a beautiful decoration for any 4th of July BBQ.  

Kids love Fourth of July Fireworks so why not make your own?  That's what I Heart Crafty Things did using glue and glitter.  They will sparkle and shine almost as well as the real thing!  

From an older It's Playtime post by Putti Prapancha, these fireworks were made by Painting with Cut Straws!  Adding some glitter would really make these pop.  

One of our own hostesses, Jamie from hands on: as we grow, recently shared this great holiday idea.  Jamie and her son created Coffee Filter Streamers using salad-spinner art and a clothespin.  These streamers would look great waving at a 4th of July parade!

If you were featured this week, don't forget to grab your "featured" button!

Now, on to this weeks play date! 
It's Playtime is a community and Thursday link-up hosted by:

* Rachele : Messy Kids (That's me!)
* Anna : The Imagination Tree
* Rachel : Quirky Momma
* Jamie : hands on : as we grow
* Jenny : Let the Children Play

How to Play :
* Link up a post about a playful learning experience enjoyed by kids.
* Give us love and pop a button into your post/blog. Invite your readers to the weekly play date!

* Stop by one of our blogs every Thursday and add your link about play. Your link will show up on each of the blogs in the It's Playtime community.
* Each week the playtime hosts will choose favorite posts to feature. (By linking you are giving us permission to use an image and link to you, if featured.)
* Be sure to visit some of the links that catch your eye. Commenting on posts that you find interesting or inspiring is a wonderful way to develop your own playful community.


  1. Thank you for featuring my craft and hosting such a great party every week!! :)

  2. Thank you for the feature! We will repeat this again with glitter this time:)

  3. Thank you for the feature! - and sorry I just duplicated a link in your party. Please delete the extra.



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