4th of July Rockets For The Kids

We borrowed this idea from Moms Craft Space and I’m so excited to be sharing another fun kid’s craft idea. 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays (along with Halloween and Christmas), I have outlined a portion of the article below but you can find the entire story and all the directions you’ll need to complete this project with you kids. Head over here we created these fun Independence Day rocket decorations from some basic supplies and recyclables.

What You Will Need:

  • Cardboard tubes – toilet paper, paper towels, gift wrap, etc.
  • White glue
  • Paper – construction or scrapbook papers work well
  • Straws
  • Decorations & embellishments – glitter, sequins, ribbons, pipe cleaners, etc.
  • Optional: paint, paint brushes, tissue paper for “flames”Start by decorating your tubes any way that you wish. Have fun with it! We glittered, painted and decoupaged patterned papers on to our tubes. We also used glitter glue to write “USA” on a few of them and added sequins to others.We discovered that our tubes dried quickly in the sunshine when placed over wooden skewers pushed into the grass.

    To create the rocket cap, cut a circle from a sheet of paper. I traced around a lid from my kitchen, and my circles were approximately 5″ across. Cut a slit halfway through to the center of the circle. Roll into a cone shape and secure with glue. Use the glue to attach the caps to the rockets, add a straw “fuse” and tissue paper “flames.”