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
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.
Cut the short side of the tissue paper in half, creating two 8 inch pieces.
Then cut the long side in half, creating a 12 inch side of the tissue paper
Fold one section of the cut tissue paper in half.
Then cut strips leaving a 1/2 to 3/4 inch uncut edge.
Add a line of glue across the uncut side.
And wrap the tissue paper around a straw (or dowel).
More fun ideas for the fourth…
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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 Decor