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Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! So I mentioned a couple of weeks ago about how Independence Day holds special memories for me. That was undoubtedly why my 4th of July crafting list was a bit long. I’m happy to say that the crafts I really, really wanted to do, we were able to do. They seriously proved great fun for all the kids (American and non-American) during their Winter break from school.

american flag banner

I’m so glad I had Jeremy pick up a few special craft items during his quick trip to the states. Jumbo popsicle sticks, and red, white, and blue duct tape…I mean what would we have done without them? The kids loved making these easy popsicle stick American flags. I loved the cute banner that made up all of these wonderful flags. Isn’t it fabulous?

american flags

The other craft I really wanted to make was a Patriotic Robot otherwise known as a Patri-botic, because honestly, what would Independence Day be without a robot dressed in red, white, and blue? We filled his body with star shaped sugar cookies and jam thumbprints. Yummy, although forgotten in the midst of sparklers and s’more roasting. Oops!

sugar cookies


I hope your Independence Day celebrations were lovely. I’ll have more photos of our celebrating America’s freedom an ocean away next week!

{Craft ideas are from my Today’s Mama Independence Day crafting roundup.}

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    July 5, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Great ideas, Jen! You obviously had a lot of fun making these! patsy

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    July 5, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Fun!! Happy Independence Day!

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    July 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    What delightful projects!

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    July 6, 2013 at 2:10 am

    what a fantastic way to celebrate the 4th, jen! love everything! 🙂

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    Diane | An Extraordinary Day
    July 6, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Oh my goodness, Jen, that is just too cute!!! And your robot! I love it. What a delightful celebration. No doubt everyone had a blast! Good on you girl!

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    Sarah Leonard
    July 6, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I love your robot filled with goodies – I can't believe you forgot about them.

    I'm linking up some step by step art today – thanks for hosting 🙂

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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    July 6, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I LOVE the cookie jar robot!

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    July 6, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    What FUN crafts!!

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    July 6, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Very funny these pictures! Greetings!

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