Who’s up for a little DIY 4th of July project? With only a few days until the 4th, are you looking for a fun, last minute, craft or decor project? I have a quick and easy one for you – easy enough for kids to help with! How about whipping up a set of your very own patriotic firecrackers?!? Of course, these are made of paper and don’t explode, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing!! 😉
Here’s how to make your own! Start with a piece of patterned paper (use various sizes for different sized firecrackers), the base for this one is 6″ x 7″ and the circle is 5″
To create the top of the firecracker, start with the circle. Cut it in half, then use a small circle punch to punch a half circle in the center of the straight edge. Roll into a cone shape and secure with sticky tape.
Now create the base of the firecracker by rolling the other paper into a tube shape. Again, use the red tape to secure the edges together.
To create the “flames” or “sparks” in the top, cut several strips of gold paper (this is from an older Pebbles collection). Staple two strips together, back to back, so both sides are gold. Cut each strip in half. Use a pen (or a similar object) to “curl” the ends.
Use sticky tape or hot glue to begin attaching the gold curls to the center of the cone:
Continue filling the cone until you’re happy with the number of gold curls.
Use hot glue to attach the cone to the base.
Now, if you desire, you can add embellishments, such as die-cuts or stickers to the front of the cone:
Make an entire set using the same process – just vary the sizes for the base cylinders for dimension and interest!
Happy 4th of July!
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