This DIY 4th of July Firecrackers Craft is so cute and festive. Blocks of wood are painted and wire is twisted to make the fuse.
The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays! I created some red, white and blue cocktails, and thought I would make a diy firecrackers craft to go with them. These firecrackers will look great on your table and can be made in any size!
If you are not crafty, that’s ok! This is a very easy craft.
You Will Need for DIY 4th of July Firecrackers Craft
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Different sized blocks (I found a whittler’s kit at Michael’s that had 3 different sizes. Most likely you’ll have to cut some wood to your liking.)
Red, Blue, and White Acrylic Paint
3 paint brushes
12 gauge Wire
Drill and drill bit the size of the wire
How to Make 4th of July Firecrackers Craft
Get your paint ready! A little goes a long way. I squeezed out too much. :/
I used 2 coats for the blue and red, and 3 coats for the white. Let each buy tadacip 20 coat of paint fully dry before adding the next coat of paint. [I recommend sealing the paint with a varnish. I didn’t do this but am going to try it on my next set.]
Take a drill and use the bit and is closest in size, but not smaller than, your wire. Drill a 1/2 inch hole in the top of your blocks.
Cut your wire depending on how long you want your wick. Take into consideration that you will be bending and twisting it.
Roll the wire around a pen or pencil to your desired shape.
And now your wire is a wick!
Insert the wire in the top of the block. [I am still trying to determine the best way to hold it in place if there is wiggle room. Glue? Do you have a suggestion?]
Take your adhesive stars and apply to the largest block. I cut some of them to stick them on the edge. You may need to reinforce the stars with glue.
Optional: Tie twine around the blocks.
And there you have it! So easy to do and cute!