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 4th of July treat…4th of July waffles!
Not only are they fun to make, but these yummy snacks fill those endlessly-hungry bellies.
Fourth of July Snack: Red, White & Blue Waffles
So, I promised my kids we’d have a yummy 4th of July snack. 4th of July waffles it is! We each decorated our own red, white and blue waffles to celebrate 4th of July.
That’s right…waffles for dinner. (If you aren’t on the breakfast-for-dinner train, we highly recommend it).
What You Need for Your 4th of July Snack:
- Berries (blue & red berries are needed)
- Whipped cream
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 Red, White & Blue Waffles:
- Make your own waffles or use frozen waffles to make your life easier
- Spread lines of red berries & bananas (or use whip cream if you’re feeling extra fun…)
- Add the blue berries to the top left corner
- Add dots of whip cream for stars
Pro Tip: Throw any leftover fruit into a blender with some yogurt, spinach and OJ to make smoothies for dessert!
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 reasons.
Creative: This is 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.”
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.
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.
Healthy: My favorite part. The kids piled on the fruit and had so much fun eating their masterpieces – they forgot to even ask for syrup.
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?
We hope you have fun celebrating 4th of July with this fun treat! You can also find other 4th of July traditions to do with your family, or explore 4th of July parades, fireworks & other kids activities.
If you know of other fun 4th of July snacks, or things to do…drop them in the comments!
From our family to yours, iFamilyKC.