Fun July 4th Dessert: Berry Flag Tart

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Take the guesswork out of creating a delicious spread of 4th of July food. Our July 4th entrees (hot dogs! ribs!), drinks (punch! sangria!), side dishes (fruit and pasta salads!), and desserts (mmm, pie) make organizing a patriotic potluck a breeze.

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Owl Invitation for Kids' Halloween Party

Unfold the owl wings on this invitation to reveal the details for a fun kids' Halloween party.

What You'll Need

  • Double-sided brown cardstock (solid on one side, patterned on the other)
  • Assorted scrapbooking paper
  • Circle paper punches or circle stencils
  • Green ink pad and sponge
  • Two black gems for each invitation
  • Crafts glue
  • Pop dots
  • Purchased square envelopes (postage will cost more)

Download the invitation pattern

How to Make It

1. Download our free pattern.

2. Cut one owl body from brown cardstock; fold the wings so they close over the front of the owl with the patterned paper facing out.

3. If handwriting the invitation, cut out belly and wing detail shapes first, then space the words to fit. On patterned paper, print "Look whoo-whoo's invited." Trace the owl belly around the words and cut out; glue to the owl. From the same paper, cut two ears and glue in place.

4. On coordinating patterned paper, print "It's a Halloween Party" and the party details (date, time, location). Trace a wing detail around each set of words; glue inside the owl's wings.

5. From assorted papers, punch or cut a variety of eye pieces. Ink the edges of white paper with green ink. Layer eye pieces as desired, adding black gems for pupils, and glue layers together. Adhere eyes to owl using pop dots to give them dimension.

6. From yellow paper, cut a triangle-shape beak and lightly ink the edges. Glue in place.


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