Fourth of July Paper Roll Firecracker Craft

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Blast off your Fourth of July with this simple yet fun Paper Roll Firecracker Cricut Craft. SVG Craft files included!

Paper Roll Firecracker Cricut Craft

Making these paper roll firecrackers with my Cricut was so simple, I had to share with you today! I really enjoy creating crafts that are made from recycled items, because I hate to see anything go to waste. 🙂

Patriotic Decor

Using paper rolls and supplies you have around the house, you can make this recycled craft and turn it into 4th of July holiday decor in no time flat. We are making all things red, white, and blue this year!

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 Paper Roll from Wrapping Paper or 3 Paper Towel Rolls
  • White Sticker Paper
  • Red Acrylic Paint
  • Blue Acrylic Paint
  • Wood Round
  • Floral Wire
  • Tinsel 

I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 for this craft, but any cutting machine will do. If you’re letting the kiddos help with this one, be sure to use care while using the hot glue gun and while cutting the floral wire. Otherwise, they’ll enjoy helping with the paint especially! 🙂

Tips for Creating These Firecrackers with Your Cricut

To line the stripes up on the paper roll, you can use painters tape. If you use tape that has too strong of a grip, it can remove some of the cardboard, but I found that using regular painter’s tape was fine. You can always add another layer or two of paint to make it smooth, if any of the cardboard does get removed.

Don’t worry if your stars and stripes aren’t perfect! Most decor isn’t scrutinized up close, anyway, right? If you make a mistake, start over with another paper roll. Luckily, we have tons of those around here!

Crafting with Kids

If you’re making this craft with kids, give them a few rolls and let them go to town! Chances are, they won’t turn out anything like the pictures, but that’s the best part of creating memories. The fun comes from having fun and spending time together, not from making everything perfect.

How to Make the Paper Roll Firecrackers

Let’s get crafting! Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 3 Paper Roll Firecrackers

Paper Roll Firecracker Cricut Craft

Paper Roll Firecracker Cricut Craft

Blast off your Fourth of July with this simple yet fun Paper Roll Firecracker Cricut Craft. SVG Craft files included!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • 1 Paper Roll from Wrapping Paper or 3 Paper Towel Rolls
  • White Sticker Paper
  • Red Acrylic Paint
  • Blue Acrylic Paint
  • Wood Round
  • Floral Wire
  • Tinsel

Tools

  • Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker
  • Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Wire Cutters/Pliers

Instructions

  1. Download the cut file and upload it to Cricut Design Space, Follow the prompts to cut the stars and stripes from the white sticker paper.
  2. Cut your paper roll into 3 non-equal lengths, taking care to make the ends clean cuts so the rolls will stand mostly on their own.
  3. Paint the upper third of each paper roll blue. Allow paint to dry completely.
  4. Paint the lower ⅔ of each paper roll red. Allow paint to dry completely.
  5. Place the cut stars on the blue area of the paper rolls and the stripes on the red area, running vertically.
  6. Cut your floral wire into 3 pieces.
  7. Slide one floral wire into the top of one paper tube and hot glue it in place with about 3 inches sticking up.
  8. Place a 4 inch section of tinsel into the top of the paper tube, sticking out and secure it in place using the floral wire.
  9. Hot glue the three paper tubes together in a cluster on top of the wood round and you’re ready to display!

Notes

For more fun holiday crafts visit DollarCrafter.com

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