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Toilet Paper Roll Painted Fireworks

The summer is in full swing here and I’m keeping the kiddos busy with activities, outings and creative play time. This week we’re planning for July 4th and we made these super cute Toilet Paper Roll Painted Fireworks. After last year’s incident with real fireworks, I doubt we will ever buy the real deal again.

What I love about projects like these Toilet Paper Roll Painted Fireworks is I had all the supplies on hand and I didn’t have to spend any extra money. I just had to spend a few minutes rummaging through my craft corner in the attic.

Since I don’t throw empty toilet paper rolls away, I have an overwhelming supply waiting to be used up. I love being able to put them to use around the house in creative ways.

Have some spare time to craft with your kids? Try these Toilet Paper Roll Painted Fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.

Toilet Paper Roll Painted Fireworks

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 empty toilet paper rolls
  • paints
  • disposable plates
  • construction paper
  • ruler
  • pen
  • scissors

Directions:

On one of the empty toilet paper rolls, measure down one inch and draw a line around the tube. Using a sharp pair of scissors cut the toilet paper roll up to the drawn line. Continue to do so all the way around the tube. Do the same with the other two empty toilet paper rolls, but change the length. For the second one measure down an inch and a half, and for the third one, measure down two inches.

Have some spare time to craft with your kids? Try these Toilet Paper Roll Painted Fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.

Once the empty toilet paper rolls have been cut, pour your paint onto the disposable plates, one color per plate. Roll the paint around on the plate so that it is spread out and all the “fingers” on the cut toilet paper roll will be in paint when dipped. Dip the first tube onto paint color of choice and dab it onto a piece of construction paper. Continue with the other tubes and other colors of paint until you get the desired result.

Have some spare time to craft with your kids? Try these Toilet Paper Roll Painted Fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.

Set aside and allow to dry.

I love seeing how using the same supplies their creations turn out so differently. It’s so indicative of their personalities too. They’re all so different.

Have some spare time to craft with your kids? Try these Toilet Paper Roll Painted Fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.

Have some spare time to craft with your kids? Try these Toilet Paper Roll Painted Fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.

These Toilet Paper Roll Painted Fireworks are really a lot of fun to create. It was a perfect way to relax with my children. The stress of my job and other things had be down and stressed, but being with them watching them with no cares in the world made we realize that worrying about those things I can’t fix did none of us any good.

Have some spare time to craft with your kids? Try these Toilet Paper Roll Painted Fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.

We used acrylic paints at the kitchen table, and while the kids did make a small mess on the table with paint splatter, I was able to easily remove the paint with a damp sponge and a little bit of elbow grease. If you’re worried about your furniture, I’d take the craft outside to the driveway.

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25 thoughts on “Toilet Paper Roll Painted Fireworks”

  1. Debra says:

    I love this 4th of July craft idea! Best of all, I have all the supplies right here at home – thank you very much! ? Win-Win!

  2. Ellen Christian says:

    I’ve done this with the kids before. It’s a great patriotic craft!

  3. Angela says:

    I love the simplicity of this activity. It’s something even the younger kids will enjoy.

  4. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says:

    That’s such a fun craft idea. I love that it’s so easy, but the kids can still be really creative with it.

  5. Pam says:

    This is such a fun idea. I love how easy it is, so the kids can enjoy it without getting frustrated.

  6. Val says:

    What a creative and fun 4th of July craft idea. These are super cute!

  7. Marcie W. says:

    This looks like such a creatively fun project. Not only would my older children have a blast painting their own fireworks, I can see myself getting in on the action too!

  8. MJ.L says:

    This is such a cute and easy craft! My kids will love it!

  9. Liz Mays says:

    Oh these look great! I think these will be awesome July Fourth decorations.

  10. Theresa says:

    That’s really clever! Such a simple craft, but one my girls would really enjoy doing for the 4th!

  11. Felicia says:

    What an adorable craft idea! We have so many toilet paper rolls that we will have to do this!

  12. Aimee Smith says:

    This is such a fun and simple project! I am totally doing this with my kids this week, they will love it!

  13. Nicole Escat says:

    Oh, what a nice art working project! I want to try this one, my son will surely love this!

  14. aziel morte says:

    Wow, This is so fun DIY project for my boys, Glad you share this idea,

  15. Angela says:

    What a really fun idea! I love this and have never seen this one, my daughter loves crafts, we will have to do this one together!

  16. Kristi says:

    A great idea! Our daughter is always saving those rolls for some sort of project. This week she is making center pieces for a grad party out of them.

  17. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I love this craft idea. I will have to do this with my friends little ones this weekend.

  18. Karla says:

    This looks good with some lights and a good wall with something you can hang with. I really like DIY projects like this.

  19. Chrystal | Nevermore Lane says:

    Now that is a super creative idea for toilet paper rolls. We used to save them and kiddo would do tons of crafts with them. I never thought about using them to make fireworks.

  20. Toni | Boulder Locavore says:

    That would be a great 4th of July decoration. Also it would be fun for the kids to create. I like this summer project.

  21. mary says:

    This is a great idea. I love that i don’t have to run to the store for supplies. We always have craft paint around and of course TP rolls!

  22. Wendy says:

    That turned out great! This will be a fun craft to do with my kids this weekend.

  23. Stacey says:

    This looks like a great project to do with my niece. I think it is quite clever!

  24. Kiwi says:

    This is what I call a creative DIY! I would of never thought a toliet paper roll could literal turn into a work of art for the 4th! Love it!

  25. Robin Rue says:

    This is a really cute craft idea. I know that my kids would love to do something like this.

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