Friday, July 2, 2010

Fourth of July Fun: Sifted Flour Lawn Stars



Last year we decked out the front yard for the 4th of Julwith these 
Sifted Flour Stars!

First I cut out a couple of templates with my x-acto knife/box cutter (star shaped of course)
from a couple of  scrap pieces of cardboard from our recycling bin.
Psst... Pizza Boxes work REALLY well for this!


Then, I armed each of the girls with a spray bottle of water. 

First, I asked each girl to lay down their template on the grass.

Then, they sprayed the grass with water inside the star shape (so the flour will stick.)


Then we used someWhite Flourwith my vintage Flour Sifter
on the stencils to sprinkle the front yard with a smattering of festive stars!


We also did some on the sidewalk.



They lasted quite a while.


You could add some chalk decorations or 
to add some extra pizzazz to your driveway or sidewalk.


Happy Celebrating! 



Mom's Lemon Cake she decked out with blueberries and raspberries
just like the Family Circle cover  (July 4, 2009.)


"C" and her "Raggy" wish you a Happy 4th of July!



Fondly,
pink and green mama
MaryLea


25 comments:

Mom and Kiddo said...

I love the stars! What a great idea. Of course, I would need a yard. :)

LJ said...

What a cute idea. Could use this idea for Australia day!

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

my kids would adore the flour stars! Great idea!

Tracy said...

I love this, we will do it today!

Thanks for sharing!

mother★lode said...

What a clever/creative 4th of July project - love that it's fine and gross motor skills combined with art... from the sifting of flour to the sauntering down the sidewalk - FUN!

Montessori For Learning said...

How fun!

Rebecca said...

Wow- this is sooo creative and fun! I would have loved walking by and seeing your lawn on the fourth!

Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom said...

so fabulous! I want to do those stars!!!!

Melodie said...

Fantastic idea! I want to do them just for fun!

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

This is BRILLIANT! We've got a cookout today... better get moving so we can cover the lawn!

Teacher Tom said...

Oh man, I can think of tons of ways to use this idea! Flour stars, suns, triangles, lightening bolts, butterflies . . .

Family Valois said...

Really nice. We did these too, but your grass and big star looks much nicer! Thanks for the idea. Love your blog!

Laura said...

Love this - did it today! I am so happy when there are ideas on here that my almost-3 yr. old can do completely on her own. So fun! And best part, already had all the supplies and only took a few minutes to gather them and cut a stencil. She had a great time and then added red and white stripes with sidewalk chalk - now there are little flags all along the street. We're also working on a fairy garden. :)

jen at paintcutpaste.com said...

i love the stars in your yard - how creative, as ever!!!

Jill O'Hanlon said...

What a fantastic idea! With Fourth of July coming up this is a must! I'm totally going to pass this around to my friends. Thanks!

Faith's Place said...

This is a wonderful! My husband comes home from Iraq in 2 weeks (from a year long deployment) and this is a wonderful idea to do in our yard for when he comes home!!!

Anna said...

I saw this on Pinterest and loved it! I did it on the 4th and I'm going to be posting some pictures (giving you credit of course). Just wanted to say thanks for the great idea!

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

Mommyof2girlz said...

Love this idea! Wish I would have came across it earlier..well there is always next year :)

The Scott Family said...

What a fun project!! Can't wait to try this with my boys! I loved this so much I shared your page on my blog: http://our-scott-spot.blogspot.com/2011/07/pinterest-addiction.html

Pear Tree Greetings said...

It had never occurred to me do decorate my lawn this way! What a fun idea!!!

Rock-a-Bye-Baby Gifts said...

This is a great idea. Here in the Uk we could also use this idea for Christmas, with perhaps holly shapes or snowflakes. The only problem would be if it rains. Thanks for sharing.

kierste said...

The flour stars are so clever!! I featured them today!!

xo
kierste

hideaheart said...

Hearting this project!

Jennifer Hughes said...

I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.

Jennifer
thejennyevolution.com

Cindy deRosier said...

I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your flour stars! You can see them here:

http://funfamilycrafts.com/sifted-flour-lawn-stars/

If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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