Can you believe next week is already the 4th of July? I have a quick and easy craft that will be a great addition to your patriotic decor. With just a few items you probably already have at home, you can make your own cardboard fireworks.
The base of the fireworks are just regular old toilet paper tubes. Make sure you remove any remaining paper pieces before painting. I find Charmin usually has the cleanest tube. While I like Cottonelle to use, a lot of times there is paper stuck to the roll.
I painted each tube one color. When making your own though, you can be creative, and paint the tube however you like. I am thinking of trying a striped tube for my next round of fireworks.
I raided my scrapbooking stash, and found some gold letters. I also added some flags and stars to my fireworks. I know JoAnns has 4th of July sticker books in their dollar section by the registers, if you don't already have stickers at home.
To make the cone top, I found something that was a few inches bigger than the end of the toilet paper tube. I cut out the circle and then made a cut to the center. The cut allows you to form a cone.
Once you have the cone to the size you want, secure it with a piece of tape. If you don't want the tape to be seen, secure it with glue or a scrapbooking adhesive. I just made sure that the tape faced the back. The hardest part of this craft was attaching the cone to the tube. I used a bit of adhesive in the cone where it touched the tube, and added a couple small pieces of tape on the outside of the tube to secure it in place.
The rockets make a fun centerpiece when placed in a bucket of candy.
I also thought they looked good in my Patriotic Planter. I placed them in the planter after I took pictures of them in the candy. It has been raining quite a bit around here lately, so I will have to wait until closer to the 4th to use them outside.
I will be linking up my fireworks craft to this amazing linky parties here. Be sure to stop by and check them out.