I always loved the Fourth of July so much as a kid, but once I become an adult it lost a bit of its nostalgia … until I had kids. These kiddos are so flippin’ excited for fireworks and I am too. Last year our area of the country suffered a severe drought and the city put a ban on fireworks, so this year we are going crazy. And we definitely need some special treats to celebrate!
To celebrate, I created some fun printables and came up with two kid-approved recipes. Hope you enjoy!
ROCKET PUSH POPS
These easy berry shortcakes are dressed up like rockets. Perfect for The Fourth!
- Angel food cake
- Thawed Cool Whip
- Push Pops, assembled
- Red glitter scrap book paper
- Jute twine
- Glue dots
- Slice your strawberries into small pieces, sprinkle with sugar and set aside.
- Slice your angel food cake into 1/4″ slices, and then use an extra push pop as a cutter to cut out two circles of cake per pop.
- Push one cake circle into the bottom of one push pop container, then add a layer of strawberries, Cool Whip, your second cake circle, Cool Whip, and then blueberries. Repeat for each cake pop.
- Cut 6″ circles out of your scrap book paper. Make one 3″ cut towards the middle, and then twist the circle into a cone shape, securing with a glue dot.
- Attach the cone to the lid of the push pop with glue dots, and then add a short piece of twine to the bottom of the push pop with another glue dot to resemble the fuse.
RED WHITE & BLUE SLUSHIES
These drinks are so yummy, ice cold and refreshing.
- Sprite or other clear soda pop
- Two ice cube trays ($1 for two at Dollar Tree)
- Slice your strawberries into small chunks.
- Push strawberry slices into ice cub tray compartments (I estimated two cubes per bottle). Repeat with blueberries.
- Pour clear soda pop over the fruit and fill the second tray with soda, freeze overnight.
- Push two strawberry cubes into the bottom of a milk bottle, mason jar, or other glass. Place two soda ice cubes on top of that, and then two blueberry cubes. Pour soda over all.
- Dress up with fun labels, paper straws, flags … have fun!
Note: Chalkboard labels came from Target’s Dollar Spot. I have also seem them at World Market. I wrote on them using a chalkboard pen from Hobby Lobby. You could write names or anything you like on them. Love!
FREE FOURTH OF JULY PRINTABLES
Now for the printables! I created a sheet of 2″ Party Circles that say “Red White and Boom” and some American Flag straw flags. Use them to decorate cupcakes, food, drinks and more! Just click on the links below the image to download and print.