Chinese New Year Eve : Fireworks crafts

  • 6 toilet paper rolls
  • Red-colored wrapping paper
  • Construction paper
  • Scotch tape
  • red yarn or ribbon for hanging
  • Gold ¼” ribbon
  • Glue Gun (optional)
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Gold pen

Quick disclaimer, the paper firecrackers are not explosive of course, that would just be irresponsible of me… they are made simply with paper and wool.

Measure and cut your wrapping paper for the 6 toilet paper rolls. The wrapping paper should be slightly longer than the toilet paper roll on each side. Wrap and tape. Using your scissors, make approximately 8 cuts in the paper around each end of the roll. Repeat for all 6 rolls. Using your glue stick, roll some glue onto the inside of the toilet paper roll, just under the rim. Repeat all the way around.  Fold down the paper where you made the 8 cuts. Press each section into the inside wall of the toilet paper roll and hold until the glue is dry or until the piece stays in place. Apply more glue if necessary. Decorate with gold ribbon and Chinese’s words. Cut a length of your 1 1/2” red ribbon that is long enough to display your firecrackers in an arrangement of your choosing as well as enough room at the top for your Chinese character banner. You also want to allow some length at the end to form a loop so that you can hang the Chinese firecrackers on the wall or door.

Toilet Paper Roll Firecracker Craft for Kids

  • 2 toilet paper rolls
  • scissors
  • glue
  • glitter/sequins
  • red paint
  • pipe cleaner

Start by painting an empty toilet paper roll red and let dry. After that take an extra TP roll and cut it open. Trace the bottom of the other roll onto it and cut it out (this will be the top of the firecracker).Cut hole to thread your pipe cleaner wick and before sealing fill with candy treats or shredded paper and sequines.

Check Back with Me as my family Celebrates Chinese New Year this week… Lisa

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