A paper firework craft that’s perfect for some 4th of July crafts for kids, even children as young as toddlers. Imagine how proud they will feel when they can contribute to your 4th of July decorating ideas. Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission. Thank you for supporting Twitchetts!
School is officially out. 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 the next thing you know it will be the 4th of July! While brainstorming some patriotic crafts, we came up with this easy paper firework craft. These are perfect for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or any other holiday where you want to bring out the Red, White, and Blue.
What you need for your Paper Firework 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 4th of July crafts:
Start by cutting slits up one side of your toilet paper tube. The slits should be about an inch and a half each. (no need to measure) If your child is old enough you can let them do this! It is a great scissor practice activity.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 the paper firework craft 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 4th of July 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 firework 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 fourth of July crafts with kids!