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Holy smokes, these candy-poppin' bottle rockets are gonna rock your 4th

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

Candy bottle rockets on the 4th of July — whee!

If there's any better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a kid-friendly, edible bottle rocket craft, we have yet to find out. This tasty, fun and entertaining Fourth of July treat will keep kids busy all afternoon — though we won't blame you if you make these explosive sweets for an adults-only barbecue instead.

Candy bottle rockets on the 4th of July — whee!
Image: Sandra Denneler/SheKnows

Just fill drinking straws with Pop Rocks, stack patriotic-colored Life Savers, and add some cone-shaped Airhead candies on top. Kaboom! A clever treat that's fun and sweet to eat.

Candy-poppin' bottle rockets for the Fourth of July

Candy bottle rockets on the 4th of July — whee!
Image: Sandra Denneler/SheKnows

Ingredients/Supplies:

  • Red, white or blue straws (Make sure they're big enough to fill with Pop Rocks and that the holes of your Life Savers fit snugly around the straws.)
  • Pop Rocks
  • Red, white and blue Life Savers (Gummies or regular)
  • Red and blue Airhead candies

More: Homemade truffles get a red, white and blue makeover for the Fourth of July

Directions:

1. Prepare the Airheads

Cut the Airhead candies into 2-1/2-inch strips, and twist them into cone shapes. Trim the bottom edges evenly with a pair of scissors.

Candy bottle rockets on the 4th of July — whee!
Image: Sandra Denneler/SheKnows

Next up: Fill the straws with Pop Rocks

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