The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! It is always a day full of parades, water, BBQ’s, fireworks, and topped off with family and friends. The only down side is here in Utah it is usually about 100 degrees! During the day my kids are so excited for things… but it is a bit hot to just hang out outside so instead we always do a little craft! Last year we made a firework craft from empty toilet paper rolls. It was so easy and my kids LOVED it so much they are asking to do it again this year!!
What you will need for firework craft:
- Empty toilet paper roll (you could also use a paper towel roll and cut it in half or thirds)
- Paper plates
- Red, white and blue paint
- construction paper
First cut one end of your toilet paper roll up about 2/3 of way. Continue to do this every 1/2″ all the way around. Once the end is all cut carefully press the cardboard pieces out so they look like a firework.
Next, dip it into the paint and then begin to stamp your paper! We found it was easier if we were careful to not get too much paint on the toilet paper roll. My kids also enjoyed layering the colors. To help keep the colors separated we made each color it’s own toilet paper roll! This craft is great because it is simple and even little kids can enjoy it. Kids can also do this outside if you are worried about the mess, or just put them in old t-shirts to paint in.
Also did you see our free 4th of July printable? It is the perfect way to add a little decor last minute. Head over and print yours here
Happy 4th everyone!