Tissue Sparklers; Faux Firecrackers for Kids

Tissue Sparklers; Faux Firecrackers for Kids. Create Tissue Sparklers for Independence Day! They are fun for kids of all ages to use in place of a Sparkler. TrishSutton.comThis is one from the memory bank!

As far back as my first couple years of college when I spent my summers teaching public summer school.

One of my very favorite crafts from those summers was the Tissue Sparklers we would make just before Independence Day.

They are fun faux firecrackers for kids of all ages to use in place of a lit Sparkler

Tissue Sparklers; Faux Firecrackers for Kids

To create Tissue Sparklers with your little ones you will need:
Tissue Paper
Straws
(or wooden dowels)
Scissors
Glue

Tip:  Foil tissue paper makes for a fun & flashy sparkler!  I really wanted to use red, white & blue tissue and was not able to find the foil tissue in all three colors.

Tissue Sparklers; Faux Firecrackers for Kids. Create Tissue Sparklers for Independence Day! They are fun for kids of all ages to use in place of a Sparkler. TrishSutton.com

Cut the short side of the tissue paper in half, creating two 8 inch pieces.

Tissue Sparklers; Faux Firecrackers for Kids. Create Tissue Sparklers for Independence Day! They are fun for kids of all ages to use in place of a Sparkler. TrishSutton.com

Then cut the long side in half, creating a 12 inch side of the tissue paper

Tissue Sparklers; Faux Firecrackers for Kids. Create Tissue Sparklers for Independence Day! They are fun for kids of all ages to use in place of a Sparkler. TrishSutton.com

Fold one section of the cut tissue paper in half.
Then cut strips leaving a 1/2 to 3/4 inch uncut edge.

Tissue Sparklers; Faux Firecrackers for Kids. Create Tissue Sparklers for Independence Day! They are fun for kids of all ages to use in place of a Sparkler. TrishSutton.com

Add a line of glue across the uncut side.

Tissue Sparklers; Faux Firecrackers for Kids. Create Tissue Sparklers for Independence Day! They are fun for kids of all ages to use in place of a Sparkler. TrishSutton.com

And wrap the tissue paper around a straw (or dowel).

Tissue Sparklers; Faux Firecrackers for Kids. Create Tissue Sparklers for Independence Day! They are fun for kids of all ages to use in place of a Sparkler. TrishSutton.com

And there you have a Tissue Sparkler.
Faux Firecrackers just for kids!

Tissue Sparklers; Faux Firecrackers for Kids. Create Tissue Sparklers for Independence Day! They are fun for kids of all ages to use in place of a Sparkler. TrishSutton.com

More fun ideas for the fourth…

‘Hand’ Made Flag Shirt
Hand Winged Bald Eagle (Paper Roll)
Patriotic Party Decor; Utensil Holder, Flower Pot & More
Red, White & Blue Cookie Bar
Upcycled Patriotic Wind Sock
Wooden American Flag Yard DecorTissue Sparklers; Faux Firecrackers for Kids. Create Tissue Sparklers for Independence Day! They are fun for kids of all ages to use in place of a Sparkler. TrishSutton.com 

About Trish

When this sleep deprived self proclaimed tea addict is not creating messes with her five year old, Trish can often be found watching ESPN whilst debating penalties and plays with her college aged son. Along with tea, Trish could live off of licorice and popcorn. Her favorite place in the world is by her husband's side - preferably in a football stadium, at Disneyland or in San Diego.

24 thoughts on “Tissue Sparklers; Faux Firecrackers for Kids

    1. Thanks Valerie! I am actually using them as a centerpiece right now in the patriotic pot I posted last week. I love them as decorations!!!

  1. My girls were looking for some decorations for our 4th party, I am going to get the items tomorrow at the store and make some of these. Thanks for linking up at #HomeMattersParty. Hope you come back this weekend to link up again.

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