Paper Plate Pop Up Firecrackers




By Noreen Doll.

Paper Plate Pop Up Firecrackers are a fun patriotic craft for kids to make for Memorial Day or 4th of July.

Easy Paper Plate Pop Up Firecrackers by Crafty Journal

They can be made as decorations or as a 4th of July craft for kids.

Easy Paper Plate Pop Up Firecrackers by Crafty Journal

Supplies.

Paper Plate

Sparkly Pipe Cleaners

Transparent Tape

Packing Tape (optional)

Red and Blue Markers

Scissors

Ruler

Pencil

How to Make Paper Plate Pop Up Firecrackers.

1. Turn a paper plate right side up.

Mark 3 1/2 inches up from the center bottom and draw a pencil line across.

Easy Paper Plate Pop Up Firecrackers by Crafty Journal

2. Draw a firecracker in the middle on this line, making it about 1 1/4 inches wide. Draw it all the way to the top of the paper plate.

3. Draw 2 more firecrackers, diagonally out from each side of the first firecracker.

Make them each about 1 1/4 inches wide and reaching to the edge of the plate.

4. Draw an oval for the top of each firecracker.

5. Using colored markers, trace the sides of the firecrackers and around the oval at the top.

Easy Paper Plate Pop Up Firecrackers by Crafty Journal

Use the pattern photo as a guide.

Color or decorate all the firecrackers.

Cut out around the firecrackers down to the line across the plate.

6. Punch a hole in the center of the top oval.

Easy Paper Plate Pop Up Firecrackers by Crafty JournalPunch holes in the top of the other 2 firecrackers.

Easy Paper Plate Pop Up Firecrackers by Crafty Journal

7. Cut 3 pieces from sparkly pipe cleaners for the top of each firecracker.

Make the shortest piece about 2 inches long, the next about 2 3/4 inches long, and the longest about 3 1/2 inches.

8. Insert 3 pipe cleaner pieces into the hole at the top of each firecracker from front to back.

Easy Paper Plate Pop Up Firecrackers by Crafty Journal

After the pipe cleaners are arranged, tape them on the back side of the firecracker to hold them in place.

The pipe cleaners look better if they are all different lengths.

Easy Paper Plate Pop Up Firecrackers by Crafty Journal

9. Bend the firecrackers back toward the bottom side of the plate, the crease being where you drew the line across.

Easy Paper Plate Pop Up Firecrackers by Crafty Journal

Don’t crease too sharply.

10. Open the plate out and center a piece of packing tape across the fold on the BACK side of the firecrackers.

Easy Paper Plate Pop Up Firecrackers by Crafty Journal

This helps make the fold sturdier.

Set up the firecrackers with the bottom part of the plate folded to the back.

Easy Paper Plate Pop Up Firecrackers by Crafty Journal

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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Comments

  1. Great craft. Looks like a project for my two little girls to try. Thankyou for sharing.

  2. What a fun and safe idea! Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned to the Bloggers Brags Broad.

  3. you could make fireworks with those pipe cleaners and hang them from the ceiling or doorway too!

  4. What a fun project for kids… :)

  5. What a cute idea – and so easy for kids to do. This would look great on that 4th Of July table. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Sew Crafty Angel.

  6. Really adorable craft, thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  7. Really cute!

  8. What a great idea! Although we don’t celebrate 4 July here in Australia, this is such an easy craft for the little ones. I will try this with my son! Stopping by from Turn it Up Tuesday.

  9. What a fun craft idea! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we love partying with you! Hope to see you next Friday. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

  10. What a cute idea! My son loves making crafts like this and I really think he will enjoy this one. I’m off to buy some paper plates now! I’d like to invite you to join my link party on Thursday at my blog and share one of your awesome posts! Hope to see you there! –Lela

  11. Kids would love this at birthday parties! Thanks for linking up at Two Uses Tuesday. pinning and tweeted.

  12. This is a good craft for a lot of occasions, Sunday School, VBS, Homeshcool, the list goes on. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  13. What a fun and clever idea! This will be so easy for my grandkids to make. Thanks for sharing at my Grandma Ideas link up.

  14. What a cute idea! This would be so fun to make with the kiddos. Thanks for sharing at the Creative Inspiration party

  15. I”m in love with this! Thank you for sharing this with us! Pinned and tweeted! I hope to see you at tonight’s party. We are always so impressed with your creations and can’t wait to see them! Lou Lou Girls

  16. These are so cute! My kids are so excited to make our own. Pinning!! Thanks for linking to Tips & Tricks. Can’t wait to see what you link up next.

  17. Jann Olson says:

    You are just full of so many creative ideas! Love this! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  18. That’s cute!! Thanks for Linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! I love having You!! Pinned!!

  19. Featuring you, Noreen. I love this craft!! Fun. Linda

    Pinned, of course.

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