Patriotic Wind Chimes


We are getting ready for the Fourth of July & are already feeling patriotic in our house.


We have been enjoying making our red, white & blue crafts and learning a little bit about the holiday as we go. We have already made a few for the inside of our house, today we decided to make a craft for the outside as well.

Patriotic Pasta Wind Chimes

Color your pasta by shaking in a baggie with red & then white paints or food coloring. Lay in a single layer on wax paper to dry.


Poke holes into a paper bowl.


Paint the bowl blue & let dry.


Cut stars out of white foam.


Glue around the bowl making sure not to cover the holes.


Pull yarn or string through your holes.


Gather the string on the top & tie off.


String the colored pasta onto the yarn that is under the bowl. This is a great fine motor skill activity for your child. Knot at the bottom once you reach your desired length. Use hot glue to secure the knot in place so that it doesn’t unravel. (Hot glue should be operated by an adult)


Hang it outside & enjoy.


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Mini Uncle Sam Dixie Cup Hats

Mini Uncle Sam Hats made from Dixie Cups 4th of July craft


The Fourth Of July is just a few weeks away. It is time to break out our red, white & blue paints & paper and begin our patriotic crafting. We decided to make Uncle Sam hats today. I told Mai a brief story about The 4th of July & showed her a picture of Uncle Sam with his hat.

Mai is still operating with one hand, but still wanted to try to paint a little.


What you will need:

Dixie cups

Acrylic paint

Construction paper or foam

Elmers glue or Hot glue (adults operate)



Paint the Dixie cups in white & let them dry.


Paint red stripes vertically over the white.


Cut a thin blue strip of paper for the hat band & paint in white stars across the strip.


Cut a red circle for the brim. Glue the cup to the center of the circle.


Glue the blue band around the cup over the brim. Let the glue dry & display your patriotism around the house or classroom.


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Patriotic Spaghetti Crafts & Sunday’s Best Linkup #20

Spaghetti Flag Craft


Welcome to week 20 of our Sunday’s Best Linkup. We are all so happy to have you all back again this week. We had some great entries last week & are excited to see what great new posts that you have to share with us this week.

Since Memorial Day is coming up, we did a few quick & easy patriotic crafts using spaghetti.

Spaghetti Flag

For our flag we just broke up pieces of spaghetti to form a flag. We used a pasta shell as the top of the flagpole. We glued it to a sheet of paper, let it dry & painted it in red, white & blue.


Spaghetti Flag Craft

Spaghetti Fireworks

Break spaghetti into different size pieces.


Paint in the spaghetti in bunches of red, white & blue, Separate on a sheet of wax paper & let dry.


Glue the spaghetti pieces in a star like pattern.


Use a Q-tip to dot around your firework bursts.

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These are two quick & easy crafts for Memorial Day & The Fourth Of July.

Painted Spaghetti Fireworks - An easy patriotic craft for the Fourth of July - holiday arts & crafts

*This photo has been updated from the original*

Now on to our main event.

Here’s the code for this week’s Sunday’s Best Linkup. Last week was awesome, 186 links. Hope this week is as good. I’m at the beach, and the weather is beautiful. Hope you’re enjoying your day too. Talk to you soon.


Welcome to Week 20 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup Our theme this month is May Flowers. It’s the month to plant gardens and flowers, open pools, fire up backyard grills, makeover outdoor spaces, and turn the kids loose in the yard. In addition, we would like activities for kids inside and outside, recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover and gardening tips, SEO and blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, backyard projects, front porch makeovers, spring organization tips, and ideas for indoor flower arrangements.  
We would like to also honor our fallen soldiers this week, so we’re looking for posts on Memorial Day projects or remembrance.  
Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. They’re great for inspiration. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.   

What’s New: We would like readers to select their favorite posts. Voting will start at noon every Friday until mid-night. We will be adding the post with the most votes from our readers to our Sunday’s Best featured bloggers. Be sure to have your blog readers and social media followers head over to vote for your post on Fridays. 

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts. 

                                                           Your Hosts Are:

            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone


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The Sunday’s Best Posts are:


Kim U. selected  Mom You Are Tea-rific  from The Resourceful Mama   


I selected Spring Centerpieces to Create with Grandchildren from Grandma Ideas   

Kim M. selected  





Kim M. selected Strawberry Martini from Lipgloss and Crayons

The Readers Choose: 

Tripe Layer Pina Colada Rice Pudding from Swirls and Spice

Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love.