As we all know the 4th of July is fast approaching. I especially like this holiday, it’s what I think of as a lazy holiday. No weeks of preparation, no giant meal planning, no gifts to buy, just sit back at the lake or at home or in a park. Families come together as they can, bring treats to share, stories to tell and have fun together. Now that’s a holiday!
Still my creative side tells me we should make a decoration of sorts. Something any age can enjoy doing. Of course, paint stir sticks popped into my head! (No, I don’t know why my mind works this way :)) I thought they would make perfect fireworks! I have some on hand but I went to my local hardware/paint store and asked if I could get a few more. They said, of course and since you are a good customer you can just have them for free. This is a benefit of shop locally
When they dry attach some curled pipe cleaners to the top with a glue gun. To curl pipe cleaners just wrap them around a pencil or dowel. I used the sparkly pipe cleaners, but any kinds will work.
I think they would be cute on your picnic table stuck in a watermelon, in a styrofoam base or even as a decoration in a planter. Let your imagination go and you’ll come up with a great idea how to display them.
If you do make these fireworks, or another holiday decoration you would like to share, take a picture and please share it with us! We would love to see or read about it!
Most importantly have fun family crafting and have a relaxing 4th of July!!