Frugal Kid Crafts: Toilet Paper Fireworks

by Mackenzie on July 4, 2012


If your child missed out on Fireworks this Fourth of July because of cloudy skies or fell asleep (like mine) then check out this great craft project from Sharon at Mom on Dealz who brings you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. If you have missed any of Sharon’s projects I recommend checking out the Mom on Dealz Kid Corner for more ideas and projects!


  • Paper
  • Paint
  • Toilet Paper Roll
  • Scissors


  1. Clean the toilet paper roll, ensuring all the paper is gone.
  2. Cut slits in on end of the roll (all the way around).
  3. Fold up the slits so the roll resembles an octopus.
  4. Squirt red and blue paint onto work area and dip the roll into the paint and then create your fireworks!

Educational Activities:

Language Arts: My son is working on his writing ability so I created a word bank of patriotic words and wrote them in dotted letters for him to practice writing. There are also some wonderful books that are centered around 4th of July you can read with your child. A couple I like are:

Social Studies/History: Revisit the true meaning and history behind the 4th of July. Discuss with your child what they think the word independence means.

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Mackenzie is the mother of three beautiful little girls and the wife to a wonderful man who is a Navy Reservist living in New Hampshire. She enjoys bargain hunting, photography, and of course COFFEE! Above all, she enjoys family life and soaking up every moment. She shares her tips on parenting, saving money, green-living and more on her blog The Centsible Family.


amanda roach July 21, 2012 at 6:48 am

this is such a cute idea. my girls will love it.

Kelly King July 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm

What a great idea my son will love this

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