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Nothing says Memorial Day (or the 4th of July) like the colors red, white and blue. To show your holiday spirit you can make these easy and fun patriotic paper sparklers to use as centerpieces at your family BBQ! This is a good beginner project that anyone can do!

Things You will Need:

  • Red, white and blue construction paper
  • Toilet paper rolls (one per sparkler)
  • Silver paint
  • A paint brush
  • A star-shaped stamp
  • Crayons (optional)
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Step 1: Roll a piece of blue construction paper around the toilet paper roll, mark it with a pencil and cut it out. At this point you’ll want to add any decoration using your crayons.

Step 2: Wrap the piece of construction paper around the toilet paper roll and secure it with glue. Set it aside to dry.

Step 3: While the toilet paper roll is drying stamp out some stars with the silver paint on white paper. Set it aside to dry.

Step 4: While the paint is drying cut several strips of red and white paper. Make the strips all different sizes from wide to skinny.

Step 5: Wrap some of the strips around your pencil to make them curly. There is no need to curl the entire strip as some of it will be hidden!

Step 6: Glue several strips to the toilet paper roll. You’ll want to glue them on the inside with the curly ends sticking out the top. Mix it up and make some curly and some straight.

Step 7: Once the stars have dried you want to cut them out. You will then glue them to the ends of some of the strips of curled paper. I’ve also added a few as decoration to the base of the sparkler.

Congratulations! You have made a patriotic paper sparkler to add some spark to your holiday parties! Did you do this project? How did it turn out? Please feel free to post comments and photos in the comments section! Happy crafting!

At your next family dinner nothing is cuter than handmade napkin rings.  Whether they have cute designs or the names of your guests, these napkin rings can be custom made for any holiday or occasion.

Napkin Ring 001Things you will need:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers, crayons or paint
  • Decorations such as stickers, ribbon, etc. (optional)

Napkin Ring 002Step 1: Begin by gluing a piece of paper in the color of your choice around the toilet paper tube.  Let dry.

Napkin Ring 003Step 2: Cut your toilet paper roll into four even sections.  These will become your napkin rings.

Napkin Ring 005Step 3: Using extra construction paper, markers, glitter or any other decorations of your choice decorate each of your napkin rings.  You can use colors to match a specific holiday and can customize each napkin ring with the name of your guests which means they’ll double as place cards.

Napkin Ring 009Congratulations!  You now have customized napkin rings that will brighten up any dinner table.  Did you do this project?  Did you do it differently?  Please share your pictures and comments in the comments section!

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