Sparks Fly With These 4th Of July Crafts!

Fireworks are a big part of the fun on the Fourth of July. Get your kids excited before the show starts with these fun firework crafts for kids!

Sparkly firework wands

Firework wands

What you'll need:

  • 12 feet of star garland
  • blue pipe cleaners
  • scissors

What you'll do:

  1. Cut the star garland into six sections that are 2 feet long.
  2. Fold each section of star garland in half, then gather them in a bundle with the folded ends at the top.
  3. Wrap the chenille pipe cleaners around the bottom third of the bundle to create a handle for the wand.
  4. Bend the tops of the star garland to make the firework shape.

Pipe cleaner fireworks

Pipe cleaner fireworks

What you'll need:

  • red, white and blue pipe cleaners
  • scissors
  • star-shaped beads
  • string

What you'll do:

  1. To make one firework, cut five pipe cleaners in half. You will have 10 pieces of pipe cleaner.
  2. Bundle nine of the pieces together and wrap the remaining piece around the center of the bundle to hold it together.
  3. Bend the ends of the pipe cleaners to form the firework shape.
  4. Thread star-shaped beads on the end of each pipe cleaner.
  5. Cut a length of string and tie it around the center of the firework. Use the string to hang the firework.

Red, white and blue glitter fireworks

Glitter fireworks

What you'll need:

  • black construction paper
  • pencil
  • glue
  • red, white and blue glitter

What you'll do:

  1. Start by drawing fireworks with the pencil on the black construction paper.
  2. Run a bead of glue over a few lines of the firework, and sprinkle red glitter over the glue.
  3. Let the glue dry, then shake off any excess glitter.
  4. Cover a few more lines with glue, then sprinkle the glue with the blue glitter.
  5. Once the glue dries, shake off any excess glitter, then cover the remaining lines with white glitter using the same steps as above.
  6. Shake away the white glitter and your firework art is ready to hang!
Image credit: Amy Vowles

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Comments on "3 Firework crafts for Fourth of July"

Mary June 27, 2013 | 10:50 AM

Cute and easy. Thanks!

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