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Family FunSpot: Bubble Wrap Firecrackers

Handheld Apple Pies

Handheld Apple Pies

What’s more American than apple pie? What could be more delicious than making handheld pies that are just the right size for an individual dessert or snack?

Handheld Apple Pie Ingredients


  • 1 can apple pie filling
  • 1 package ready-made pie crust
  • 4-5″ round cookie cutter
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Cooking spray
  • Rolling pin
  • Pastry brush
  • Egg white
  • Table fork
  • Cookie sheet
  • Cooling rack
  • Spatula


Lightly flour a clean work surface

Place room temperature pie crusts on the surface

If needed, use a rolling pin to gently expand the size of the pie crust

Dip sharp edges of the cookie cutter into the flour and begin cutting out as many circles as you can

Place the circles on a greased cookie sheet

Open the pie filling and place 2 TBSP of filling in the center of each circle

Carefully fold the circle cover and use the fork to seal the edges of the crust

Brush each pie with egg white and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar

Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown

Remove from oven and let cool before serving

Try adding extra cinnamon and sugar to the pie filling for a sweeter taste.


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Family FunSpot: Bubble Wrap Firecracker

Bubble Wrap Firecrackers

Well, it’s time to celebrate America! This month’s salute to the USA includes a cool firecracker craft and awesome apple hand pie! Both are fun to create, and the hand pies are sure to set off fireworks if you don’t make enough for your family! (Check back July 20 for the Handheld Apple Pies FunSpot!)

Bubble Wrap Firecracker Materials


  • Toilet paper tube insert
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pom-poms
  • Bubble wrap
  • Red craft paper
  • Patriotic paper or ribbon (stars and stripes patterns)
  • Hot melt glue
  • Scissors


Cut the craft paper to 3 3/4 x 6 inches.

Cut a piece of bubble wrap to 4 x 6 inches.

Glue the craft paper around the outside of the toilet paper tube insert.

Cut two circles out of the red craft paper.

Glue a red circle on top of the toilet paper tube insert.

Roll the bubble wrap tightly and push it into the open end of the toilet paper tube insert.

Glue the second red circle onto the open end of the toilet paper tube insert.

Cut a piece of pipe cleaner for the wick, bend the bottom into a small L shape, and glue it to the top of the toilet paper tube insert. Then, glue a yellow pom-pom to the end of the pipe cleaner.

Decorate your firecracker with stars and stripes.

Enjoy squeezing the firecracker to create a popping firecracker sound.


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