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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Kids' Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Use your creations to make a centerpiece or as placeholders for each guest.

What You Need

Native American Family
  • Cardboard paper towel tubes
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Red,orange, yellow, tan, brown, green,  and black construction paper

How to Make It

  1. Cut the cardboard tubes. Cut in various heights to make the individual members of the family.
  2. For your tallest figure, cut a 4- by 6-inch rectangle of colored paper. Glue the paper around each cardboard tube.
  3. Cut a 2- by 3-inch piece of paper for the face. Use a marker to draw facial features. Glue the piece of paper over the 4- by 6-inch rectangle piece of paper at the top of the tube.
  4. For hair on each figure, cut a small paper rectangle and cut fringe. Roll the bottom of the hair around a pencil to make curls. Glue it in place.
  5. Cut and decorate headbands and feathers for each Native American.
  6. Using your fine-tipped marker, draw a string of beads for each Native American.

What You Need

Pilgrim Family
  • Cardboard paper towel tubes
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • White, black, brown, pink, yellow, and red construction paper

How to Make It

  1. Cut the cardboard tubes. Cut in various heights to make the individual members of the family.
  2. For your tallest figure, cut a 4- by 6-inch rectangle of colored paper. Glue the paper around each cardboard tube.
  3. Cut a 2- by 3-inch piece of paper for the face. Use a marker to draw facial features. Glue on top of the 4- by 6-inch rectangle piece of paper at the top of the tube.
  4. For hair on each figure, cut a small paper rectangle and cut fringe. Roll the bottom of the hair around a pencil to make curls. Glue it in place.
  5. Cut and decorate collars for the Pilgrims.
  6. Make a bonnet for each girl and woman. Wrap a 2- by 5-inch paper rectangle around the top of the tube with the ends overlapped and glued at the back.
  7. Make a hat for each boy and man. Cut a 1-1/2-inch piece of cardboard tube. Cover with black construction paper with glue. Cut a 3-1/2-inch circle out of black construction paper for the bottom of hat and glue the tube on top of the circle.
  8. Make a band for every hat. Cut a 1/2-inch wide white strip of construction paper and glue around the tube. Cut a buckle shape out of yellow construction paper and glue to the white band.
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