What You Will Need:
- Cardboard tubes – toilet paper, paper towels, gift wrap, etc.
- White glue
- Paper – construction or scrapbook papers work well
- 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.”
We slipped the straws over the skewers again for the final drying. Don’t they look cute in the grass like this? I think a whole bunch of these lining a walkway would make such a great decoration!
I hope that you have a wonderful summer full of memories, and that your 4th of July is magical!
Hope you have a fun and safe Independence Day!