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Sunday
Jul032011

happy 4th!

Inspired by our friends at Martha Stewart Living, we've organized a little bike parade with some friends from church over at our park tomorrow morning (along with some pancakes, and lots of bacon). The kids spent Friday afternoon working on their bikes, getting them just right. The printables they have over at the Martha site were super helpful (we found the spoke covers to be a bit big for kid size wheels, so we printed the artwork at 80% and trimmed the bottom point—they look pretty cool when the wheels are turning). I can't say our bikes are quite as snazzy as theirs, but the kids were thrilled with how they turned out. Here's a little tip: if you decide to weave streamers through your tires (like we did on C's bike), it's super helpful to have a second pair of hands helping so you can just pass the streamers back and forth. We cut our streamers down to about 1" wide for easier weaving.

Happy 4th!

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What a wonderful idea and lovely bike decorations!

07.5.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Oh ... I just love this!

07.5.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDestiny

What a grand idea!

07.5.2011 | Unregistered CommenterCamilla

LOVE that gingham dress! Happy 4th!
Anna

07.6.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLasso the Moon

What gorgeous pictures and ideas. I am thrilled to have found your site.

07.11.2011 | Unregistered Commenterfrogmama

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