Five long rectangles were cut out of the top of a pizza box. Then the cardboard rectangles were colored with a red marker and a red metallic crayon. It is a little hard to see that the firecracker’s surface sparkle a little in the picture above, but in real life it does sparkle.
Once the firecrackers were colored, random holes were punched into them. As you may remember JDaniel loves using the hole punch. I think lots of kids do. It is a great fine motor tool so when we have the opportunity pull it out and create with it. If you want your children to thread or weave in a particular pattern, you may want to punch the holes yourself. Our holes were really random.
When the holes had been punched, it was time to weave sparkly gold pipe cleaners through the holes. The weaving was done randomly from the top of the firecracker to the bottom. A little of the pipe cleaner was left at the top so the firecracker would have a wick.
With all the firecrackers ready, we started singing and almost chanting the song. It was so much fun!
Here is the Five Little Fireworks Song:
If you like this patriotic activity, here are some more your children will enjoy.
Fine Motor Weaving Patriotic Colors
Water Gun Fireworks Painting
Bald Eagle Craft and Science Experiment
Grandma’s Garbage Truck and Parade Float
Musical Star ShakerAmerican Flag Mobile
Chalk and Bow Fireworks Craft
Fireworks Straw Painting