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DIY Popsicle Stick Firework Craft

Creating a popsicle stick firecracker craft is a fun and easy project perfect for celebrating holidays like the Fourth of July. It’s a great craft for all ages.

Difficulty level:Beginner
Time to complete:25 minutes
Age range:12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Jumbo Unfinished Wood Craft Sticks
Unfinished Wood Triangle Cutout
Bright Red Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Award Blue Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
DecoArt Glamour Dust Gold Glitz Glitter Paint
500 yd Bright Red Curling Ribbon
Metalic Star Beads
Scissors
Paint Brush
Vaseline and Q-tip
Hot Glue Gun and Sticks

Let’s grab your supplies, channel your inner artist, and let get crafting!

First you will take your popsicle sticks and line up 4 together. On this project, i used the jumbo popsicle sticks.

To help secure them together, i grab another popsicle stick and cut it in half. Take those halves and glue on each end a crossed the 4 lined up. This will be the back end of the firecracker.

Grab your wooden triangle cutout and glue at the top of the grouped popsicle sticks.

Once they are all glued together, you can then start painting. With this being firecrackers, we wanted to stick with the Fourth of July colors. Here is where i had my daughter join in. She chose to paint one red and the other blue. The triangles, we painted a with theDecoArt Glamour Dust Gold Glitz Glitter Paint.

With my daughter being 8 years old and wanting to use the hot glue gun for her stars, i had to come up with a idea to help keep her hands and fingers safe!

This is where i grabbed the vaseline and a Q-tip. I got one end dipped into the vaseline and this was able to grab ahold of the star bead to allow her to place safely onto the firecracker with the hot glue.

Glue the star beads on the painted area in whatever design you wish!

Now we get to make the flames off the end of the firecracker. I took our red curling ribbon and cut 6 stripes for each firecracker. Tied them together and took the scissor end to help curl the ribbon.

You will then hot glue the curled ribbon onto the backing of each firecracker. Let dry and you are all set! Glue some sticks on them to create a floral arrangement pick, add to a wreath, or even glue them on a string for a garland.

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Valentine’s Day Candy Craft: DIY Love Bug Treat

Such a simple and easy craft for the kiddos to take part of and share with their classrooms this Valentine’s Day! No glitter, that’s ok! Painting using their favorite color or the traditional Valentine colors!

Material needed:
1 pack – Wood Clothespins
10mm Googly Eyes
Red Metallic Tinsel Pipe Cleaners
Mod Podge Hard Coat
Glitter
Scissors
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Candy of your choice

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Let’s grab your supplies, channel your inner artist, and let get crafting!

Step 1:

Grab your mod podge and glitter of choice. I went with a multicolor glitter to add more fun to the clothespins. You will then mix the two together. You will need more glitter than glue.

Layer on the mixture over the front and back of the clothespin. You can do sides too, if you would like. You may need to go back with a 2nd coat to get the fullness of the glitter. Take a hair dryer and dry (speeds up the process).

Look at that sparkle

Step 2:

As the clothespins are drying, here you can start creating the love bugs “antennas”. I chose to go with a tinsel red pipe cleaner.

You will fold the pipe cleaner in half and twist together. Fold in half again and twist. Then you will bend down the tops at a angle to get that antenna look.

After shaping the “antennas” to your preference, use your hot glue to glue them onto one side of the clothespins’ opening. Apply pressure by closing the clothespin. This will help ensure a good hold

Grab some fun googly eyes and glue into place on the top near the opening of the clothespin. Here i went with the 10mm googly eyes.

Fill it with your favorite bagged candy for the wings! Then you are all set. Hand out to your family, classroom friends, and any others that might need a smile on Valentine’s day!

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