Thursday, July 2, 2015

Red, White and Blue-spiration :)

 With Independence Day in 48 hours I thought I'd share some red, white and blue-spiration.
Yes... that's totally a word. ;)

While Griffin was napping and Luke was at a playdate, Mason and I got our craft on.

I had everything on hand - which was a bonus.  
Red and blue paint (we used tempera paint)
Straws (I taped 7 together to make firework shapes)
Glitter
Canvas (or paper)



We squirted red paint onto a paper plate, Mason squished his straws around to get them all covered and then he pressed them down on the canvas.  While he held them I  pressed down all of the straws to make sure he made a good imprint.



We repeated the same thing with the blue paint and then got ready for glitter.


My plan was for him to lightly sprinkle the glitter on the fireworks, but he had other plans...


Finished!!!


I put it on a little easel in the kitchen window and he was proud to show off his work when Dave and Luke got home.


I put his name on the back and I'm excited to pull this out year after year.  The whole project took less than 10 minutes which was PERFECT for him.


 And just in case you need some additional inspiration, be sure to check out the posts below :)















58 comments:

  1. What an adorable little craft!

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    1. Thanks, Kimm! I bet your girly would love doign it!

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  2. Such fun decorating ideas! We'll definitely be doing some patriotic crafting. Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

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  3. How cute is that?! And nice and quick too!

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  4. Thank you for sharing! That is such an easy craft that is adorable!!

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  5. Oh my goodness! That picture of Mason holding his craft is just beyond adorable! Seriously, Andrea...that is the CUTEST pic!

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    1. EEEK! That means a LOT coming from you because I feel like you're a Mason pic expert :) hahahaha

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  6. Mason has some skills!!! That looks so cute!!

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    1. Thanks, girly!!! This seems like an activity that would be RIGHT up Ebby Lee's alley!

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  7. The fireworks canvas is precious! And Mason's face in that picture with the flag art will NEVER get old. ;)

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    1. The grumpy cat face??? One of my absolute favorites :)

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  8. Love Mason's canvas! He did such a great job and I know he is proud to have it displayed. Way to go Momma! I got tickled scrolling down and seeing his grump face with another craft. Just funny the many faces of kids! I love it! Have a wonderful 4th!

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    1. I have a side by side of him and grumpy cat with his canvas last year and I laugh hysterically EVERY time I look at it :) He's a mess!

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  9. What a fun craft!! We did something similar with forks! A pipe cleaner is brilliant!! I love it!! :)

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  10. Yay! So doing this today! My neighbors three boys (12, 11, and 6) are here almost every day with my three kiddos (6, 4, and 1) so we needed a craft for all last week and made your rocket garland - it was a hit with ALL! Thanks for all the cute ideas!

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    1. YAY!!! Send me a picture of them with their fire works :)

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  11. Great craft, short and sweet. My favorite😊. Love all the faces of Mason.

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  12. Andrea, you are so stinkin' crafty! Love this!! And your 4th of July wreath... LOVE.

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    1. Thank you!!! The wreath is super easy.... let me know if you try it!

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  13. Awesome Patriotic Project!

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  14. Andrea, check this out! You may need to take Luke and the rest of your family here!
    http://lightersideofrealestate.com/real-estate-life/cool-stuff/legoland-hotel-in-florida

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    1. So fun!!! He DREAMS about the LegoLand hotel in California... someday! :)

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  15. You and Mason did great with this craft! He "glittered" it just right. Yes, that is totally a word, ha ha.

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  16. What a fun and easy craft! I'm not crafty at all... but I could totally prep this one for my kids. Thanks for the idea. :)

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    1. Yes! You totally can! Let me know how it goes!

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  17. I really love the firework DIY on canvas! The glitter really makes it pop! You should link-up with Rachel and I today for our Every Girl series! We're sharing our 4th of July touches and this would be a great addition :)

    -Astleigh

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  18. So cute and simple! What I'd give for half of your creativity!

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  19. Oooh! What a fun, easy and fast craft idea!! I'll have to try that tomorrow while we're home! Thanks for sharing to help us not so crafty peeps out! :)

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    1. Yes!!! Try it out and let me know how it goes!

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  20. Mason's canvas project turned out awesome!!
    I always love your kitchen window decor :)

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  21. What a cute, but simple craft! I might need to try this with Xavier :) Actually I need to try this with Xavier so I don't have to play with cars for the gazillionith (yes that is a word in my book) time! lol!

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    1. He would LOVE it!!! And I feel ya' on playing cars :)

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  22. Super cute!!! I've already bookmarked your handprint canvas project to do with my Griffin next year. I especially love the pic of Mason with his ; )

    Happy 4th to your sweet family!!!

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    1. Thanks, Melissa!!! Happy 4th to y'all as well!

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  23. Mason's craft turned out wonderful!! I love that it took less than 10 minutes!

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  24. Such cute ideas! I love your red, white and blue dessert!!! Seriously so cute!!

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    1. Thanks!!! When the boys put their together it was mainly white with more white (cake and cool whip), but still fun :)

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  25. My boys and I made patriotic t-shirts this way except I twisted pipe cleaners together instead of the straws. They loved wearing the t-shirts they made! Love the flag and wreath! I'm gonna make those this weekend!

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  26. That is such a clever idea! I love how his little craft turned out. :)

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  27. So cute! Where on earth do you get these fantastic craft ideas from? So creative! Have a fun long weekend with your adorable family!

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  28. Love Mason's face in the picture with the firework craft! He's so cute!

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  29. LOVE the fireworks canvas! Totally bookmarking for next year. Thank you!

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  30. Love the craft! So cute and easy enough for this momma, who isn't the greatest crafter!

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  31. Love this! So cute and easy enough for this momma!

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  32. Love this! So cute and easy enough for this momma!

    Jessica
    mythreesons24.wordpress.com

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