How to Make An Easy & Crafty 4th of July Snack: Red, White & Blue Waffles

Mix summer snacking with some craftiness for a fun and festive treat!

Not only will this craft be fun, but it’ll fill those endlessly-hungry bellies.

You can also find things to do for 4th of July throughout KC…fireworks shows, parades, festivals, events, & more for your family to enjoy.

How to Make an Easy & Crafty Fourth of July Snack

How to Make An Easy & Crafty
Fourth of July Snack

So, I promised my kids we’d do a 4th of July craft.

…then I thought about the mess of paint, glue, glitter and wasted materials. I love the Dollar Store, but I just couldn’t do it this time.

…I also thought about how we definitely don’t need anymore temporary masterpieces floating around our house.

So I decided to get crafty myself with a craft.

This craft won’t just end up in the trash but will actually get used…rather, eaten.

So tonight we each decorated our own red, white and blue waffles!

That’s right, waffles for dinner. (If you aren’t on the breakfast-for-dinner train at least a couple times a month, I highly recommend it). We had sliced strawberries for red, blueberries for blue and sliced bananas for white. You could also use raspberries, blackberries and, if you’re really fun, whipped cream.

How to Make an Easy & Healthy Fourth of July Crafty Snack

I knew my kids would enjoy it but what I didn’t realize was it would be a great activity for more than a few reason.

Creative: This was a great chance for our kids to be creative. We had flags, fireworks and Star Wars (kind of patriotic?) waffles. File under “Things I’ll Do Next Time”: Come up with little awards for each person, like “Most Patriotic Waffle,” “Silliest Waffle” and “Best Masterpiece Waffle.”

How to Make an Easy & Healthy Fourth of July Snack

Motor Skills: Scooping fruit on a spoon and balancing it to get it to your plate took some concentration. Our 3-year-old went from shaky to a pro before we finished. Very few blueberries were lost in action.

How to Make an Easy and Crafty Fourth of July Snack

Fun: The kids were happy and excited about doing something different, they shared, helped each other out, laughed and actually stayed at the dinner table for a record amount of time.

How to Make an Easy and Crafty Fourth of July Snack

Healthy: My favorite part! The kids piled on the fruit high and had so much fun eating their masterpieces that they forgot to even ask for syrup.

Pro Tip: Throw any leftover fruit into a blender with some yogurt, spinach and OJ to make smoothies for dessert!

How to Make an Easy & Crafty Fourth of July Snack

Yep. Red, white and blue waffles. I do believe we found a new 4th of July tradition for our family — and I didn’t even have to sweep up the glitter. Ain’t this country great?

From iFamily to Yours,


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