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Kid-Friendly Flag Cookie Craft

When the party games wind down this 4th of July, you can put your little guests to work with these simple to make star sugar cookies, which require very minimal prep work - and even less supervision!

Are you throwing an Independence Day cookout where there will be lots of children in attendance? Just make the sugar cookies the night before, have all of your supplies on hand, and set up a kitchen crafting table where your youngest guests can get to work.

It is almost guaranteed that kids will love this fun activity, and not just because it ends with a sweet treat covered in frosting, sprinkles, and fruit. They’ll also enjoy it because they can flex their creative muscles to dream up their perfect star cookie. This will get them in the festive spirit of the holiday and keep them busy while you enjoy your other guests.

The best part? you get all of this in exchange for very little cost or effort! You’ll see red, white and blue smiles all around. (Tip: Offer to snap a quick picture the kids with their cookies before they all chow down on their masterpieces. That way, each kid will always have a memory of his or her artwork!)


  • 12 sugar cookies
  • 2 cups of blue frosting
  • 2 cups of white frosting
  • 3 cups of various sprinkles
  • 1 cup of coconut shavings
  • 12 fresh strawberries, sliced
  • Plastic star cookie cutters
  • Popsicle sticks for spreading the frosting

Place the supplies in multiple finger bowls so that all the ingredients are spread out amongst the group.

Allow each guest to select a cookie, and then use the plastic star cookie cutter to cut the star shape out of their round sugar cookie before they begin decorating their perfect star cookie.

Now for the fun part - using the provided frosting and sprinkles have them decorate their cookie to their heart's desire! (To minimize mess, keep some damp paper towels on the table as well so that kids can wipe any frosting off their hands right away!)

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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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