Thursday, June 27, 2013

Quick and Easy Fireworks Craft

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. 

I used a bamboo skewer to make the fuse.  I used scotch tape and secured it inside the tube. 

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.  


  1. Love this project! We are doing these tomorrow with our mom's group for a 4th of July craft! I am so glad you shared these!

    I hope you come and link up with us today at our Monday link up party!

  2. Such an easy craft idea! I will be sharing this on FB tomorrow! Thanks so much for partying with us this week :)

  3. Your project is featured today on The Pin Junkie! Happy 4th of July!


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