11 Patriotic Independence Day Projects

11 Patriotic Independence Day Projects

Independence Day weekend is here!

For many, July 4th is one of the best weekends of the summer because we all have a long weekend to relax and spend time with our family and friends.

If you are looking for some spirited activities, festive holiday fare and fun food ideas for the weekend cookout, then you are in the right place. Please find below some of our favorite Independence Day projects, which are all great family friendly DIY weekend projects.

Sweet, Simple and Spirited Independence Day Food Ideas

For many of us, the food is the best part of any holiday. Not only do we spoil ourselves, but we try some new dishes, along with some family favorites. Plus, we enjoy the company of friends, so what’s not to like?

  • Patriotic Pretzels

These red, white and blue pretzels are perfect for any summer celebration. Plus, they are easier to make at home then you think!

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The 36th Avenue has the details.

  • Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Looking for a unique way to add some summer fruit to the desserts this weekend? Try this take on the traditional strawberry shortcake.

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Thanks Tidy Mom!

  • American Flag Pudding Pops

The American Flag Pudding Pop, which only takes a few simple steps to make at home, is a nice DIY take on the traditional Bomb Pop.

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For the recipe, then No. 2 Pencil has you covered!

  • Patriotic Punch

A classic summer drink is Patriotic Punch. Watch the video to make your own blend this weekend.

Thanks Divas Can Cook!

Festive & Family Friendly July 4th Activities

From fireworks to local craft shows, there is typically plenty to do around town over Independence Day weekend. Take advantage of the long holiday weekend and try some new activities with the kids (or grandkids).

  • DIY American Flag T-Shirt

Mark the holiday with a handmade American flag t-shirt that any child would love to show off at the fireworks.

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Thanks to The sTORIbook for the details.

  • Foam Firecracker Slingshot

For more active youngsters, then consider putting together this foam firecracker. Find some time for some bonding with this simple activity, then let the kids have their own fireworks show!

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Find the details at Lolly Jane Blog.

  • July 4th Slime

Do you have a hands on child or grandchild? Try this July 4th slime, which is a great sensory treat for kids of all ages. Plus, it is slime, so every kid will be celebrating Independence Day the rest of the summer.

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Feel free to thank Little Bins for Little Hands for the idea and instructions.

DIY Decorations for Independence Day

Looking to spruce up your holiday home decor? Find a mix of unique ideas and timeless patriotic designs that will add some spirit to any home this weekend.

  • Wood-Panel American Flag

The simple and classic American Flag wood panel decor is perfect for any home at any time of the year.

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A Diamond in the Stuff provides the details.

  • Patriotic Hand Painted Sign

Find some scrap wood and take advantage of some simple design templates to create your own patriotic sign this weekend. After all, everyone loves hand painted signs that show some personality.

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Visit Landee See, Landee Do for the detailed instructions.

  • Spirited Stars

For a unique design and festive flair this Independence Day weekend add these simple stars to your lawn or walkway.

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Sunset Magazine has more information.

  • DIY Striped Picnic Table Design

Spruce up your picnic table at the annual cookout this weekend with this simple patriotic red, white and blue table cloth design.

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Find some streamers and head over to Lemon Tree Dwelling for the details.

Whether you are a fan of low-key family affairs or are looking forward to a blockbuster Independence Day weekend, we hope you have some fun!

What are your Independence Day activities? Please feel free to share your thoughts with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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