Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing how to quickly put together paper sparklers with Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4″. If you’re looking for a fun patriotic paper craft to help occupy a group of kids during your Independence Day celebration, this is a good one!
The supply list is short, the steps are easy to follow, and this project is great for kids of all ages. Maybe more importantly, exposed skin, long flowing hair, and clothing or other flammable fabrics are all safe with this paper version of the festive firework.
Making Paper Sparkers
Step 1: Cut the red, white, and blue patterned papers to measure 4 x 5 inches. Use scissors to cut narrow strips into the paper pieces. Leave a 1/4 inch strip of paper along the top edge of each piece of paper uncut.
Note: Cardstock, vellum, gift wrap, or specialty glitter paper would also work great. Use what you have on hand.
Step 2: Apply a strip of Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4″ across the uncut portion of each piece of fringed paper.
Step 3: Remove the paper liner from the strip of Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4″. Place a straw on the tape at the edge of the patterned paper and roll, pressing firmly, until the paper is wrapped around the straw.
Step 4: Remove the paper liner from the strip of Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/4″ on a second, contrasting color, piece of patterned paper. Place the straw from the previous step on the tape at the edge of the patterned paper and roll, pressing firmly, until the paper is wrapped around the straw.
Repeat this process with the remaining paper and straws. My paper sparklers were thoroughly kid-tested. The permanent bond of the double-sided tape is strong and will hold up to rough handling. These festive paper sparklers also make great centerpieces!
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Red, White, and Blue Patterned Paper (Pink Paislee); Festive Paper Straws; Scissors