Kathie Lee & Hoda: Creative Ways To Show Your Patriotic Spirit
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb were joined by Deb Geigis Berry, Family Fun Contributing Editor, as she shared July 4th craft ideas and games that are fun for kids and families. Deb shared creative and inexpensive ways to show your patriotic spirit, including a Stately Wreath, Firecracker Hat and more and all costing $10 or less to make.
July 4th Craft Ideas: Stately Wreaths
Deb Geigis Berry suggested making a Stately Wreath. To make it, Deb said to get a wire form and 70 pieces of tulle (35 white and 35 red). Deb said to just make a knot and knot it all the way around the wire form. Add blue garland for your finishing touch and ready to hang on your door.
July 4th Craft Ideas: Lady Liberty Crown
Deb Geigis Berry suggested making a Lady Liberty Crown. To make, Deb said to download the template from FamilyFunMag.com, trace it on a piece of green craft foam and cut it out. Then pull it through a little plastic headband and ready to wear.
Craft Ideas: Firecracker Hat
Deb Geigis Berry suggested making a Firecracker Hat. Deb said you will be using craft foam. She said to put pieces of red and white craft foam side by side and bind them together with a piece of blue tape. Deb said kids can individualize it with stick-on stars and metallic pipe cleaners, put their names on it. To fasten it, just wrap around your childs head and paper clip it.
July 4th Craft Ideas: Rabble Rouser
Deb Geigis Berry suggested making a Rabble Rouser. To make, take two craft sticks, rubber bands and little pieces of straws in between. You can personalize these with little star stickers.
Craft Ideas: Stilt Walking
Deb Geigis Berry suggested making Stilt Walking. To make this, Deb said you need two cans of spaghetti sauce. Puncture the sides and pour the juice out. Clean and dry the can and then paint it white with red and blue stars sponged on. Put a little piece of rope through it and you have made stilts. Deb said they are very solid since you didn’t open the cans.
July 4th Craft Ideas: Rocket Launch Game
Deb Geigis Berry suggested making a Rocket Launch Game. To make this patriotic version of bowling, Deb said the rockets are made from little children’s socks. You use a funnel to fill them with ½ cup of rice. Deb said you tie the socks with ribbon and elastic band. Paint some tin cans in red, white and blue and you get three chances to knock down the cans with the rockets.