School is officially out, and if there is one thing I know, it’s that summer is about to go flying by! Every year it seems shorter and shorter. My baby is turning 3 soon and then next thing you know it will be the 4th of July! While brainstorming some red, white, and blue ideas we came up with this easy paper firecracker craft!
Just like most other Twitchetts crafts, these supplies might just be lying around the house!
What you need for your Paper Firecracker Craft:
- A Toilet Paper Tube. (One per firecracker)
- Paint. Any colors will do, but we went with the traditional red, white, and blue.
- A paintbrush.
- Some sort of paint palette.
Making your Paper Firecrackers:
Start by cutting slits up one side of your toilet paper tube. If you child is old enough you can let them do this! It is great scissor practice.About an inch and a half deep. (No need to measure)
Then cut slits from the other side leaving about half an inch in the middle uncut.Press the long slits flat onto the table and fold the short slits back parallel to the table.I used a bit of tape to hold them in place and let V go crazy painting them.Make sure to get them from every angle. The centers too.This shape was fun for her to paint! After she was finished I moved them off to the side so they weren’t sitting in all of the extra paint.I glued mine to the end of a few cake pop sticks to use as decorations!You could easily hang these from fishing line, or even use them to create a festive wreath! No matter what you do with them this paper firecracker craft is so much fun to do with your little ones, and costs next to nothing to make! A win-win when it comes to holiday crafting with kids!
I bet you could set these on a table and put a (fake) tea light in the center!