For the 4th of July I made some fun firecracker fabric beads. I used red and blue fabric wrapped around pieces of straw. I then added wire and glass beads. I used them to decorate hats, necklaces and bracelets. Here's a picture of my kids at our July 4th parade. The far left is my youngest cousin and the others on the front row are my four kids. We also had the extra special fun of it being Rosie's 4th birthday. Fireworks and a parade every year for yor birthday--what a treat. She did ask me though, if there could please not be clowns in her parade this year. Sorry Sweetie, I don't have control over that one.