Try saying that four times in a row fast. ;)
One of my children's favorite things about the 4th of July is going to a parade. The best part, the candy! Sadly most parades around here don't allow people to throw candy from floats anymore. So this is my solution to the "no candy blues." I made these little "firecrackers" out of toilet paper tubes. They are just big enough to hold a good amount of salt water taffy. I will be giving them to my kids at the parade but I think they would be really fun decorations for a BBQ dinner table as well.
To make some of your own, start by wrapping the tubes with a piece of tulle. (Mine was about 10" x 12") tie off one end with twine. Fill the tubes with candy and then tie off the other end of the tulle. Trim the ends of the tulle with pinking shears. Cover the tube with a 4 1/2" x 6" piece of pattern paper. I used papers from the So Sophie and Lil' Robots lines. To finish I added paper flowers and stars to each tube.
Happy Birthday America! Have a happy 4th!