The new year is fast approaching. A time for fresh ideas, a fresh start, and all that jazz. It’s also a fun time to celebrate, whether it’s with friends at midnight or your kids at 9 while pretending it’s midnight. I actually prefer the kid-friendly version. And this Cardboard Roll Fireworks Scene is a great craft to celebrate, especially if you’re in bed before the actual fireworks begin.
Of course, this Cardboard Roll Fireworks Scene is also a great craft for any holiday that includes fireworks. And if you’re in bed before any of those fireworks start, that’s OK, too. Days can be long, sleep is good. You can still celebrate with your favorite little people.
For our Cardboard Roll Fireworks Scene you will need a clean toilet paper roll, black cardstock, a yellow paint pen, a straw, a skewer, scissors, as well as acrylic paint in a couple different shades of blue, yellow, red, purple, or any colors you want for your fireworks.
Cardboard Roll Fireworks Scene
- Toilet paper cardboard roll
- Black cardstock
- Acrylic paint – 2 different shades of blue, yellow, red, purple, choice of fireworks colors
- Yellow paint pen
Begin by cutting a cardboard roll in half lengthwise.
Then take one of the long halves and, in half of that, begin cutting differing varying heights, like a skyline.
Take one of those skyline pieces and paint each different section an alternate blue color. One darker, the next lighter, and so on.
Use a yellow paint pen to mark windows.
Cut a piece of black cardstock slightly wider and taller than your skyline piece. You can cut away excess later if needed. Snip just the end of a straw in multiple sections so that it fans out, like our Straw Stamped Stars and Stripes Flag only smaller snips and more sections. Dip the straw into your first firework color and stamp on the upper part of the piece of black cardstock. Do the same for all colors, using different straws for each color.
Then take a wooden skewer and begin scratching the paint in a firework pattern. Let all the paint dry.
Snip down about halfway on each end of the cardbord roll. Snip up at roughly the same width on each piece of black cardstock. Then slide the cardstock slits into the snips of the cardboard roll.