Summer break is a time for renewed patriotism. With Memorial Day and the Fourth of July holidays, we take pause to remember and thank our country’s great patriots and heroes. I love it when I have the chance to pull out my favorite stars and stripes table cloth for family picnics, and there are always grandkids wanting to help with the centerpiece. We made these fun firecrackers the other day using toilet paper and paper towel tubes, craft paper, stickers, and pipe cleaners. They turned out really cute and will be a great centerpiece for our Memorial Day and July 4th celebrations. So start the fireworks early with this simple craft for kids.
Any craft paper will do for these firecrackers. I had some silver and glitter paper left over from our New Year’s Eve party hats, and was glad to put it to good use for these firecrackers. For the stars, I used a package of foam star stickers that I picked up at Walmart. If you don’t have these, construction paper would do.
Stars and Stripes Firecracker Craft for Kids
What You’ll Need:
variety of craft paper in red, white, blue and silver
paper towel and toilet paper tubes
foam star stickers
Cut paper to size and apply to tubes with glue.
From craft foam or paper, cut circles slightly larger than the end of your tubes. Make one cut halfway into the circle. To make the pointy end of the rocket, overlap cut ends slightly to form a circular dome. Secure with a dot of glue, and glue onto one end of the tube.
Use scissors to make small holes, and poke pipe cleaners into the openings. Glue stars to the exposed ends of the pipe cleaners. Decorate tubes with additional stars, if desired.
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Tricia Nightowlmama says
these would be great for 4th of July too
Sandy Cain says
Now how cute is this? PERFECT for here in NYC, where ordinary citizens can’t buy real fireworks. Making these for the 4th of July party!
Mary Happymommy says
How fun! I know my sons would love this craft!
This definitely looks like fun! I think the boys will have fun making these!
Robin Wilson says
Just in time for the fourth. I happen to have a stash of toilet paper and paper towel tubes that I have saved for a cat rescue. I can’t wait to make these with my little great niece. Super cute! This is a pinner for sure. Thank you for sharing.
These sure look like easy crafts for the holidays that my grandson and I can make for the cookout this weekend. Most of the supplies we probably already have on hand.
Pauline Molinari says
These are TOO cute! Thanks for sharing on the Monday Funday Party!
Julie V. says
This is such a simple yet cute craft to show appreciation for our country. Thanks for sharing!
Pure Grace Farms says
Thanks for coming by the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Love your post and appreciate you taking the time to share. Pinning today!
It’s so funny that I see this post here, because I was going to make some of these for our site, but I opted for the parade loot bags instead. I love this idea! We will probably still make some, but I just won’t worry about posting, because your pictures are so cute! I’m glad I found your post through the Wildly Original link party.