Monday, June 15, 2009

Boom! Bang! Crash!

We have started our 4th of July crafts a little early! The current issue of Parents Magazine features some very cool pipe cleaner fireworks and Maddie was eager to start crafting!

Materials: pipe cleaners, glue, glitter
Optional Materials: paper plate, ribbon, thread or fishing line

I love the easy-peasy crafts and this is most definitely one of them! All you do is cut a few pipe cleaners in half and the proceed to dip the end in glue and then glitter. Then twiddle your thumbs for a bit while they dry.... Next up we used one pipe cleaner to bundle up 4 others (so that's 5 pipe cleaner halves per firework) and then we bent up the ends as desired.
I will admit Maddie thought they were spiders!

We decided to turn our fireworks into a mobile so I cut out the center of a paper plate and let Maddie color it with her glitter dotters. I used a hole punch to cut holes for the ribbon to hang the whole thing on and then a few extra holes to tie on the fireworks.


As an after thought...this is a great project for OUTSIDE! Then you won't be finding glitter all over your house for the next week, which unfortunately I will because I didn't think of that until we were done! Oops!


Jen said...

Love that craft! For us, it's just red and white (Canada)... but too fun!

~Bobbi~ said...

You just reminded me that I haven't put my decorations up yet! haha Thanks! Cute projects!

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

I found you on CM, what a great project. We can make them to hang from the camper awning when we go the week of the 4th. Thanks!

God, My Savior Forever! said...

Very cute craft idea..thanx for sharing!!!

Shannon said...

We just did the first step and it was soo easy...even my 2 YO did it with no stress!