Fun July 4th Dessert: Berry Flag Tart

The star of your patriotic menu will be this flag-shape dessert featuring bright red raspberries, tart blueberries, and dough cut in stripes and star shapes. Despite the masterpiece finish, it's actually quite simple to make.

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Easy 4th of July Decorations

Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day with our red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations. From flags to fireworks, these easy decorations cover every July 4th theme you can think of -- and they're cute to boot.

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Our Favorite July 4th Recipes

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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Festive July 4th Desserts

Celebrate Independence Day with these festive 4th of July desserts! With star-shape scones and piecrusts, tempting tarts, colorful shakes, and fresh berries, these recipes for 4th of July desserts are sure to stand out at your patriotic celebration.

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Easy 4th of July Party Ideas

Gather your friends and use these patriotic decorating, entertaining, and recipe ideas for this year's 4th of July celebration. From festive star banners and refreshing watermelon coolers to raveworthy party favors and more, your 4th of July party is bound to be summer's biggest shindig.

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4th of July Cake Recipes

Headed to a 4th of July potluck? Cakes are a dreamy way to end the day (well, that and fireworks), and our collection of berry-topped cakes, lush chocolate cakes, swirled sprinkle cakes, and layered red velvet cakes are worth their own oohs and aahs.

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Coconut Cream Island Punch

Make our DIY party cocktail -- that includes just a few tasty ingredients -- for an adults-only drink everyone can agree on. Cut-up star fruit provides a gorgeous base inside your drink pitcher.

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You and your friends will fall in love with our Valentine's Day Robobuddy card holder.

What You Need:

Robobuddy can be both a new friend and a place to keep your Valentine cards.
  • 3 cardboard boxes
  • Wrapping paper
  • 1 sheet of foam core
  • Packing tape
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Colored paper
  • 1 brad fastener for gauge arrow
  • Ribbon pieces for laces
  • 2 chenille stems
  • 2 pom-poms
  • 3 plastic lids


1. Find a small box for your robot's head, a medium-sized box for the body, and a long, tall box for the legs.

2. Adult: Make an opening on top of the medium box the size of the small box. With the two remaining flaps open, turn the box over and place it on top of the medium box.

3. To make the body door, ask an adult to cut three sides of a square in the medium-sized box. Poke holes in door and attach chenille stems for handle. Also have an adult cut a card slot in top of the head.

4. Cover the head and leg boxes with wrapping paper. Cover the body box with colored paper. Hot-glue the body box to the leg box.

5. From the foam core, cut out the shoes, as shown in photo. Hot-glue the leg box to the shoes.

6. Cut two long strips of colored paper. Accordion-fold them to create arms. Hot-glue the arms to either side of the medium box.

7. Cut out hands and glue to arms.

8. Decorate robot with lids, pom-pom eyes, colored paper gauges, and other details.


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