Create festive red, white and blue tissue sparklers that are fun to shake, as well as, decorate with. No fire required Tissue Sparklers DIY Faux Firecrackers for Kids.
This is one from the memory bank! A memory from 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 that we would make just before Independence Day. Sure they don’t really sparkle, nonetheless, they are fun faux firecrackers for kids of all ages to use in place of a lit sparkler or as patriotic decor.
Tissue Sparklers DIY 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.
First, lay the tissue paper flat and cut the short side of the tissue paper in half, creating two 8 inch pieces.
Next, cut the long side of the tissue paper in half, creating a 12 inch side of the tissue paper.
Then fold one section of the cut tissue paper in half and create strips with cuts that will leave a 1/2 to 3/4 inch uncut edge.
Next add a line of glue across the uncut side of the tissue then wrap the tissue paper around the straw (or dowel).
Continue to wrap the faux firecracker until the tissue is completely wound around the straw.
Allow time for the glue to dry then celebrate with your tissue sparklers.
More fun and festive ideas for the fourth…
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Upcycled Patriotic Wind Sock
Wooden American Flag Yard Decor