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Day 187 - Fire Crackers!

Day 187 - Fire Crackers!

Good Morning America! Great to see that you are up and ready to enjoy America's 240th birthday. Since you most likely have lots of BBQ prep and parades to watch, I'll keep today's project simple and fun. Who doesn't love fireworks? Firecrackers are the most extravagant and dangerous thing I can think of besides eating ice cream at a tanning bed. What I am trying to say is fireworks are cool but when they light on fire, who knows what could happen. To lessen the danger but still celebrate the 4th, let's create a firecracker that everyone can enjoy. Here is what you will need:

  • empty toilet paper roll
  • 1 balloon (red, white or blue) 
  • firecracker paper and fringe artwork (Free artwork PDF here)
  • confetti
  • scissors
  • 1/4 inch masking tape 

Step 1: Tie off the end of the ballon. Now, cut off the bottom of the balloon.

  

Step 2: Place the ballon end on the bottom of the toilet paper roll.

Step 3: Cut out the fringe from the artwork template and tape to the top of the toilet paper roll.

Step 4: Tape the festive 4th of July paper to the outside of the toilet paper roll. Now, add the confetti inside.

Now pull gently back on the balloon and let the firecracker go!

That's it! Have fun celebrating and Happy Birthday America!

Day 188 - Fruit Sushi.

Day 188 - Fruit Sushi.

Day 186 - Nail It America!

Day 186 - Nail It America!