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How to make Paper Fireworks

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With everything else happening around here, I haven’t had the opportunity to get the Summer Mantel decorated, so today I took some time to create the Paper Fireworks that are part of the Mantel Decorations.

I decided it would be fun to include all the things we enjoy during the Summer. Fourth of July and the Fireworks are a special part of the Summer Fun. Watch for another fun craft and then the big Summer Mantel reveal.

Let’s gather our supplies…

Paper Fireworks Supplies

  • Scrapbook Paper – I found a sports package at Walmart that had red, white & blue and the solid colors are also from a pack at Walmart
  • Paper cutter
  • Glue Dots {they are super easy}
  • Ruler
  • Stapler
  • Star buttons – Also from Walmart
  1. Cut paper to size {see chart below}
  2. Mark back of paper every 3/4 inch for smaller sizes and every 1 inch for larger {see chart below}
  3. Fold paper, the first fold needs to be facing out
  4. Continue to fold paper accordion style
  5. Measure and mark paper in the center
  6. Staple the center mark
  7. Cut the ends at an angle, the ends should mirror each other
  8. Using the Glue Dots, attach the ends together
  9. Time to glue on the star {I used a hot glue gun for this}

Size and Folding Chart

  • 8 inch Firework – Cut paper 8 x 12 inches – Fold every 1 inch
  • 7 inch Firework – Cut paper 7 x 10 1/2 inches – Fold  every 3/4 inch
  • 6 inch Firework – Cut paper 6 x 8 3/4 inches – Fold  every 7/8 inch
  • 5 inch Firework – Cut paper 5 x 7 1/2 inches – Fold  every 3/4 inch
  • 4 inch Firework – Cut paper 4 x 5 3/4 inches – Fold  every 7/8 inch

These Paper Fireworks directions were adapted from I Heart Naptime.

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