Summer Camp - Missy's Fourth of July Fireworks Craft

Hey hey! Missy, artist and guest blogger here again! It’s July! Which means, time for fireworks!!! I’ve always loved going to the park on the 4th and 24th of July. Eating treats and playing all evening and the anticipation of it slowly growing dark enough for the main event... fireworks! You can't help but to “oooooh” and “aaaaah” over those gorgeous explosions of light in the sky. Even if we don’t get to go to as many fireworks shows this year as in the past, this project should help cure our desire for fireworks. We are going to make paper fireworks to display in our window!

Fourth of July Fireworks Craft

Supplies:

  • Colored paper, square sheets
  • Scissors
  • Pen/pencil
  • Clear tape

Instructions:

  1. Fold your paper diagonally, matching opposite corners together, to create a triangle.
  2. Fold opposite corners of your triangle together, this will create a smaller triangle.
  3. Fold opposite corners of your new triangle together one more time, this will create an even smaller triangle.
  4. Look at your folded triangle and identify which of its three points is the most “open.” Lay that point farthest away from you. Identify the longest side of the triangle. It should be running up-down, not side-to-side.
  5. Now draw some cutting guide lines. The first line needs to connect the top point with the middle point (or closeby).
  6. The second line needs to be near the bottom point, essentially cutting it off.
  7. All other guide lines you draw need to start on the long side and end on the long side. Or start on the side between the middle and bottom point, and end on that same side. Also, make sure your guide lines never touch or cross one another.
  8. Now you are ready to cut along each of the guide lines you drew. Cut slowly and carefully.
  9. Once all the guide lines are cut, you can open your paper. You now have a paper firework!
  10. Grab a different colored paper and make another firework. Have fun!

Once you have a few paper fireworks, you can choose a window in your home and decorate that window. You could also decorate a wall, or a dresser, or anywhere that you feel needs some holiday fun!

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