The 4th of July at my house growing up was a big deal. We always had or went to a party with our close friends. We partied until dark and then we set off firecrackers – lots of firecrackers: big ones, little ones, legal ones, not so legal ones. It was always a big time and sometimes a big boom. So, when I think about the 4th of July, I don’t think about big fireworks displays, I think about firecrackers in someone’s backyard.
For the 4th of July this year, I made a quick, kid friendly project that reminds me of those evenings playing with fire. There is no gun powder involved, instead I made a necklace out of paper straws. Don’t they remind you of firecrackers?
I love paper straws. They make any drink festive. But, for this project, I thought outside the glass. I made them into beads by simply cutting them with scissors.
I cut various lengths and them threaded them onto jute twine. I tied a simple knot in between each bead. I made the necklace long enough to loop twice around my head and knotted the ends together. And, easy as that, I had a 4th of July firecracker necklace.
What about you? Do you watch other people’s pyrotechnics on the 4th of July or do you play with firecrackers? Either way, have a fun and safe 4th!
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