I've said many times before that I have never been very patriotic when it comes to crafts. It's not because I don't love living in the United States or for any particular reason than I just haven't decorated for those type of holidays. This year I'm remedying the situation with some fun crafts that are perfect for the Fourth of July. And this one happens to be perfect for kids as well – it uses Sparkle Mod Podge which is so awesome when you see it in person. Besides that, the supplies are minimal . . . but the fun is not. Here's how I made this dish.
Gather These Supplies
- Star shaped dish (got mine from Dollar Tree)
- Sparkle Mod Podge (you can also use Kids Washout Mod Podge if the children are involved)
- Tissue paper in red, white and blue
Begin by cutting your tissue paper into whatever shapes you like. I did squares. And then when I thought about it, I realized you could use a punch, too. What about tissue paper circles? That might be fun.
Grab the Mod Podge and start adding tissue paper squares to the outside of your dish. Keep overlapping at random. It doesn't really matter how you do it, or if there are wrinkles. It's going to be fine. Keep layering the tissue paper until the entire star dish is covered. You can use regular Mod Podge at this point to preserve the Sparkle Mod Podge . . . or you can Mod Podge down with the Sparkle formula. It's up to you.
Then pour your candy in and try not to eat it in one day. I'm not a big fan of red hots so this dish is going to last awhile (does anyone have that candy strategy??). This dish took me about 30 minutes to make . . . and now I have some patriotic decor. Try this Fourth of July craft when you have a chance!