Share this Story

3 Firework crafts for Fourth of July

Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.

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

Sparks fly with these 4th of July crafts!

What you'll need:

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


  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

Sparks fly with these 4th of July crafts!

What you'll need:

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


  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

Sparks fly with these 4th of July crafts!

What you'll need:

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


  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!

Images: Amy Vowles

More Fourth of July fun

Fourth of July games for kids
DIY Fourth of July banner
Fourth of July activities for families

New in Parenting

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started