Fourth of July Fun
July 4th is nearly here and that often means celebrations and making memories with the family. No plans yet? No problem! Your friends at Little Roseberry are here to help the fourth be with you with four of our favorite Austin area events AND some DIY projects too!
1. H-E-B's Austin Symphony Concert
and firework show is the biggest firework show in all of Texas, and you can find this magnificent event at Vic Mathias Shore. The Symphony plays in tune with the fireworks, and it's definitely a sight to behold. The Symphony starts at 8:30, but try to get there early because it gets crowded!
2. The July Fourth Frontier Day Celebration in Round Rock
starts with a parade at 10 am. The parade starts at Mays Crossing and ends at Sunset Drive. After the parade, more fun begins at Old Settler's Park! Starting at noon, expect everything from pig races to stuntmen and free ice cream. Fireworks start at dark, and the night ends with a Star Wars movie in the park!
3. The Pfirecracker Pfestival
in Pflugerville. Join in on the fun in Pfield for fireworks, food trucks, live music and more! This one starts 5 and ends at 10:30!
If you don't live in the Austin area or just feel like staying home this year, here's four easy DIY's to try with your family!
1. How do fireworks in a jar
sound?! Grab a mason jar, red and blue food coloring, oil and water. Fill your jar 3/4 of the way full with water, and mix 3-4 tablespoons of oil and several drops of food coloring together in a small bowl. Now gently pour your oil mix into a jar. Watch as the food coloring separates from the oil and performs a magical show!
2. Grab a fork, a paper plate, paper and red, white + blue paint and get ready to make some patriotic fork art
! Dip the back of your fork into one color at a time and wipe the back of the fork on your paper. Do this until you have a circular pattern. Clean off your fork and do the same with another color. Repeat until all colors are used and you have yourself a holiday masterpiece!
3. You'll just need liquid starch, clear school glue and star confetti to make some star-spangled slime
. Add two bottles of glue to a large bowl, followed by 1/3 to 1/4 cup of liquid starch, which you'll want to add a little of at a time. Add and stir until your mixture begins to come together. When the goop no longer sticks to your fingers, you're good to go. Finally, add your star confetti and knead to get a pleasant consistency. Now time for you and the kiddos to have a blast playing with the stuff!
4. Get your red, white and blue paint ready again for some celebratory plate painting.
You'll only need paper plates, paint, paintbrushes, a pencil and a Q-tip for this one. Draw a blue rectangle in the upper left hand corner of your plate. Proceed to paint six red stripes. Once the blue paint has dried, Use a Q-tip dipped in white paint to make your stars. There you have it! Your very own American flag, paper plate style.
Happy fourth from your friends at Little Roseberry!