Fireworks can be so exciting for children can’t they? All those wonderful colours, sounds and smells! Our Pop-Up Firework Craft goes brilliantly with our homemade sparkler craft and is a great way to keep the excitement of fireworks going all year round.
Whether it’s New Year’s Eve, 4th July, Bonfire Night or a birthday, if your little ones would love to see fireworks again and again then here’s the perfect craft for you! A simple homemade Firework Pop-Up toy so children can act out all the great sounds and sights of a colourful firework display again and again!
Supplies For Your Pop-Up Homemade Firework Craft:
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How To Create A Homemade Firework Pop-Up Toy
- Cut out a circle of paper up to 45cm across. We used black sugar paper but any colour will do, you could even recycle some old wrapping paper or newspaper.
- Find the midpoint of the circle by gently folding the circle in half and half again but don’t press down the folds, you don’t want permanent creases!
- Cut from the outside of the circle in a straight line to the midpoint. Then you can roll the paper up into a cone and staple or sticky tape it into place to stop it uncurling.
- You need to fit the wooden spoon into the paper cone, so snip off a tiny bit of the cone’s point, just large enough for the spoon handle to fit in to.
- To make all the colourful “fireworks” that will pop out of the cone simple cut lengths of ribbon approx 50cm long and tie them all together onto the handle of the wooden spoon. The ribbon could easily be swapped for fabric or crepe paper if you prefer.
- All you need to do now is insert the spoon into the cone and tuck and hide all the ribbons inside.
- Star stickers, paint, glitter or anything else you fancy could be used to decorate the outside too if you fancy. (We used star stickers from Baker Ross)
Children can now enjoy making their own firework display again and again. Simply tuck the ribbons inside the cone so they’re hidden out of sight and wave your hand to make the colours leap out! They might even like to shout out lots of firework display noises too. What a great way to play with sounds!
If you have a child that’s a bit nervous about fireworks or perhaps hasn’t seen them before this can be a great craft to help them get used to the idea before the big day or perhaps even an alternative to have fun with at home instead.
Whether you’re looking for 4th of July crafts, ideas for New Year’s Eve for kids, Bonfire Night crafts or just a fun activity for a birthday, this easy Pop-Up Firework Craft is a great way to explore the fun and excitement of fireworks over and over again.
You might also like:
- Sparkler Firework Craft
- Tin Can Lanterns
- Snow Gel Sensory Play
- Pop-Up Flowers
- Climbing Incy Wincy Spider
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