Bombs Bursting In Air { Simple 4th of July Craft }

Sparklers and fireworks are amazing to watch, especially when you’re a kid, but they are far from safe as a plaything.  Your kiddos can create a rocket they can play with all day long with this simple 4th of July craft.

4th of July - Rocket Craft - MamaMommyMomThis is a pretty easy 4th of July craft, one that you likely have everything on hand for.  The only real must haves are empty toilet paper rolls, colored paper, scissors and glue.  If you want to get fancy, you can use hole punches to create extra decorations for your rockets.

4th of July Rocket Craft Supplies - MamaMommyMomStart by cutting 3 inch strips of colored paper.  Each rocket requires 4 strips, so keep that in mind when choosing your colors.  I went with red, white and blue for a patriotic look (since this is a 4th of July craft), but you could let your little ones pick their own colors.

4th of July Rocket Craft - Paper Fringe - MamaMommyMomCut a fringe into each strip, about 2 inches deep.  Roll the fringe pieces around a pencil or pen to curl them up.  It adds a lot of texture to your rocket.

4th of July Rocket Craft - Fringe Paper - MamaMommyMomStarting with the bottom row, add the layers one at a time, using a little glue.  You can add your strips in any color order you want, but in my opinion, alternating light and dark colors gives you the best look.  You could use yellow or orange at the bottom to five your 4th of July craft a “fiery” look!

For the rocket’s top, cut a 4″ circle in the color of your choice.  Cut a slit from the edge to the center of the circle.  Using glue to hold it in place, overlap the edges of the circle to create a cone shape.

4th of July Rocket Craft - Tops - MamaMommyMomA thin bead of glue around the top of the toilet paper tube is all you need to secure the top of your rocket.  I suggest holding it in place for a few seconds to let the glue get tacky before flipping your rocket right side up.

4th of July Rocket Craft - Add Cap - MamaMommyMomOnce dry, you can add a Popsicle or craft stick to the inside of the bottom of the toilet paper roll to create a handle for your rocket.  Now you kids have a cute 4th of July craft that they can play with inside or out, and you don’t have to worry about anyone playing with fire!

4th of July Rocket Craft - MamaMommyMomMy little guy had a great time playing outside with his rocket this afternoon!

Do you have big plans for July 4th?  We’re heading to the mountains to enjoy summer sun and all the beauty of nature, but of course we’ll catch a fireworks show too!

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13 Responses to Bombs Bursting In Air { Simple 4th of July Craft }

  1. These are so fun, Jamie! My boys will love them!! Pinned!

  2. kendall says:

    These are so cool! The perfect 4th of July craft!!

  3. Karly says:

    This is too cute, my kids would have such a blast with this!

  4. katherine says:

    Oh these are really cute!

  5. That is a super cool craft. My niece would love doing something like this and then running around the house with it lol.

  6. Melanie says:

    These are fun and perfect for July 4th!

  7. Chelsee says:

    Oh my goodness this is the cutest craft idea! I will def. pass this along to my mom, she is always looking for craft projects for her sunday school class. I know the kids would love making these!

  8. What a fun project. When my daughter gets a little older, I’ll be doing things like this with her all the time. We were going to Charleston, but now that Hurricane Arthur has made an appearance, we cancelled our hotel and will be having a Charlotte stay-cation!

  9. Ashley says:

    Super easy and fun! Very cool :)

  10. Chelsea says:

    This is such a cute idea! Love it!

  11. amber.m says:

    How fun@@ I’m pinning this for next year :)

  12. Super cute and so much safer than the real thing!

  13. Ange says:

    these are so fun, not just for the 4th. A perfect craft for all the time!

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