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Candy poppin' bottle rockets

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...

Have a blast on the Fourth with edible bottle rockets for kids (and grown-ups)

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.

Have a blast on the Fourth with edible bottle rockets for kids (and grown-ups)
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

Have a blast on the Fourth with edible bottle rockets for kids (and grown-ups)
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

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Directions:

1. Prepare Airheads

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

Have a blast on the Fourth with edible bottle rockets for kids (and grown-ups)
Image: Sandra Denneler/SheKnows

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