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Make Your Own Spray Painted Fourth of July T-Shirt

Use spray paint for fabric to create a festive T-shirt for the holiday. Get the tutorial here.

How to Make a Felt Flag for Flag Day

Feeling patriotic? Craft a felt flag for Flag Day on June 14 – or get a head start on the Fourth of July decorations. Get the how-to here.

Fourth of July Food Face-Off: Pick Your Fave!

Celebrate Independence Day 2011 with these family recipes from Metro Parent readers. Vote on Facebook and help one earn $50!

Fourth of July Cake Banner with Patriotic Paper Crafting

Give your Independence Day dessert a little extra pizzazz with these easy and fun DIY banner ideas sure to get your family in the holiday spirit.

Day-to-Day Summer Fun Craft Ideas for Kids

Fight off the vacation cries of boredom with these four fun ideas, including Funfetti candles, homemade face paints, book covers and activity cards.

Red, White and Blue Party Crafty Decor Ideas

Throwing an Independence Day family bash? Jazz things up with confetti sticks, Fourth of July wants, patriotic poppers and silverware holders with DIY ideas.

Metro Parent's July 2014 Cover Shoot Outtakes

CoverKid Taye, 6, of Pleasant Ridge channels Evel Knievel for this month's cover. Peek at the photos that didn't make the cut.

Family Trip to Boston for a History Lesson

Head to Boston for a supersized helping of U.S. history and check out the sites - including the Freedom Trail, Minute Man National Historical Park and more.

Craft Roundup: Easy DIY Fun for Kids with Animal Themes, More

From puzzles to postcards to Star Wars peg dolls, these family-friendly activities provide pure entertainment for you and your gang.

Items to Promote Self-Esteem on Compliment Your Mirror Day

This quirky, lesser-known holiday gives a nod to self-confidence by showing off the smile inducing effect of a beautiful view - you!

2013 Independence Fest at Clintonwood Park in Clarkston

Families can enjoy a parade, carnival rides, crafts, music and more in downtown Clarkston, July 4-6, 2013.

Patriotic Flag Paper Patchwork Place Mat Craft

All that outdoor playing on the Fourth of July will definitely work up an appetite. Serve a snack on one of these DIY mats kids will love to make and use.