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

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Coconut Cream Island Punch

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Thanksgiving Day Card

Colorful papers, scissors, and glue are about all you need to make our festive greeting card. This one has a clever twist with its fold-down turkey feet.

What You Need:

  • Tracing paper
  • Brown, orange, purple, and gold art paper
  • Small hole punch
  • Crafts glue
  • 6 1/2-inch by 4 3/4-inch transparent envelope

Instructions:

1. Download the free patterns. (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software.) Trace the turkey body, head, wing, and beak shapes onto tracing paper; cut out each shape.

Thanksgiving Day Card pattern

Download Adobe Acrobat

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2. Cut a 5 1/2-inch x 17-inch rectangle from the brown art paper.

3. Fold the strip accordion style every 4 1/4-inch.

4. Trace the turkey body onto the top layer of the folded brown paper, positioning the left side of the body along a paper fold.

5. Cut out the turkey shape through all layers of the brown paper.

6. Trace the head shape onto the orange art paper five times; cut out the shapes.

7. Use a small hole punch to punch eyes in the heads. Trace the wing shape onto the purple art paper 10 times.

8. Trace the beak five times onto the gold paper; cut out the shapes.

9. With the brown paper folded, glue one head, two wings, and one beak to the Card Interior Diagram for placement.

10. Unfold the card, and repeat for the four turkeys inside the card.

11. With the four inside turkeys facing you, fold up the feet along the bottom of the bodies.

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