Q-Tip Fireworks Craft for the 4th of July! #4thofJuly

Festive Q-Tip Fireworks Craft

One of my favorite holidays is coming up! I don’t know what it is about the 4th. BBQ’s, sunny weather, family & friends. And a few awesome fireworks displays all across the country. I get the chills when I hear our national anthem or any of the other Americana music they play as the fireworks burst above our heads.

My son has become quite the fireworks obsessed little guy as well. He absolutely loves the big booms, the colorful bursts, and the family we get to enjoy it with year after year.

We wanted to create a craft that both was fun for the kids to do and would be a great way to display what we loved about the 4th of July so we decided to make some fireworks in a creative way. Grab your Q-tips but don’t stick them in your ears!

DIY 4th of July Q-Tip Fireworks

What You’ll Need: 

  • black construction paper
  • Q-tips
  • food coloring
  • water in dishes
  • scissors
  • glue


What You Do:

1. Cut Q-tips in various sizes.

1a. Don’t put them in your ears!


2. Add food coloring to water.

3. Dip Q-tips in food coloring.


3a. Feel free to completely sumberge if the stems aren’t getting enough color.

4. Lay q-tips out to dry (hint: if they aren’t drying fast enough for you, zap them in the microwave for 2 minutes).

5. Make a few lines with glue in a starburst pattern and lay down the Q-tips to form your fireworks.

6. Let dry and hang up for everyone to see!

How will you celebrate the 4th of July?

 Every week Danielle brings great kids crafts to Formula Mom!

Danielle is a work-at-home-mom of two beautiful kids and writes at the Simmworks Family Blog.
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