A favorite part of Independence Day is always the fireworks. Sitting under the stars as the giant booms and colors fill the sky. We’re not so much into setting off our own fireworks, unless it’s a sparkler. But we are into making our own fireworks craft, though, and we love this fun and easy Cardboard Fireworks Craft for the 4th of July!
This Cardboard Fireworks Craft is a favorite because I love the trail of yarn effect coming off the cardboard firework, like the fire lit behind it. I love using yarn in our crafts, and I also appreciate any chance to use some of whatever scraps we have lying around, like the cardboard we cut from a shipping box.
For this super easy Cardboard Fireworks Craft you will need sheets of corrugated cardboard, blue and red paint, a single hole punch, red yarn, white marker, scissors, and glue.
Cardboard Fireworks Craft
- Acrylic paint – blue, red
- White marker
- Single hole punch
- Red yarn
First, you will need to cut a rectangle shape and triangle from a sheet of cardboard.
Paint the rectangle blue and paint the triangle shape red. Let both pieces dry. Glue the triangle to the top of the rectangle.
With a white marker, draw different sized stars on the blue rectangle shape. Make another design, stripes or whatever you’d like, on the red triangle.
Punch 5 holes in the bottom of the rectangle.
Cut 5 strands of red yarn.
Double up the yarn, so there;s a loop.
Pull through the hole.
Wrap the loop around the ends of the yarn and pull tight.
Trim any excess for desired length.
Like I said, super easy! A great last minute July 4th craft! Be sure to find many more fun 4th of July craft ideas at Our Kid Things!