Firecracker Party Favors
Age: 3 and up
Time: 40 minutes
Type of Activity: Arts and Crafts
Everyone loves the Fourth of July! Fireworks, sparklers, and festivities make it a night to stay up past bedtime. Here's how your kids can participate in the "firecracker" fun - safely.
Paint or crayons (red, white, and blue)
Yarn (using more then one color will make it more festive)
What to do:
Step One: Your child can paint the toilet-paper roll as colorfully as she likes.
Step Two: Let the roll dry.
Step Three: Cut out 2 circles about 3 or 4 inches wide out of the construction paper.
Step Four: Your child should paint the circles so they match the toilet-paper roll. Let them dry.
Step Five: Using the scissors, poke a small hole through the center of one of the circles.
Step Six: Thread a 6-inch piece of yarn through the hole in the paper circle. The longer end should hang from the side that your child has decorated.
Step Seven: Leave about 1 inch of yarn on the other side of the circle. Tape it down to the paper to hold in place.
Step Eight: Attach the two circles to the toilet-paper roll, making sure the decorated side is facing up. Line up each circle on either side of the toilet-paper roll. Wrap a rubber band around the roll lengthwise to hold the circles in place. Now your firecracker party favor is ready for the Fourth!
Tip: Here's a great way to add firepower to your firecracker. Before you attach the last circle to the toilet-paper roll, fill the roll with candy. Then have your guests "pop" them open to find the surprise!
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