4th of July Party Favors
Crack! Bang! Boom! This Fourth of July, while rockets are lighting up the sky outside, your child can create a few rockets of his own—inside the house. These adorable rocket-shaped party favors are not only quieter than the outdoor variety, but they’re more fun to eat, too! Fashioned from pieces of wrapped candy and a few basic craft accessories, they make festive party favors, table decorations, or dessert treats. Happy Independence Day!
What You Need:
- Flat-bottomed, tube-shaped rolls of candy, such as Rolos
- Hershey Kisses (wrappers on)
- Construction paper
- Red or orange tissue paper
- Black pen or marker
- Scotch tape
What You Do:
- With your child, measure the length and circumference of the tube of candy; then help him measure and cut a piece of construction paper to wrap around the tube. If desired, have your child decorate the paper to look like the body of a rocket, and secure it in place with tape.
- Have him fold a piece of construction paper in half. Ask him to sketch a rocket wing on one side and cut along the line to create two rocket shapes from the folded paper.
- Next, ask him to tape the wings to the side of the rocket.
- Now, have him cut thin, pointed strips of tissue paper. Ask him to tape or glue these to the bottom of the rocket.
- To form the top of the rocket, have him add a drop of glue to the top of the Rolo tube. Immediately place a wrapped Hershey's Kiss on top and hold it in place for a minute, until the glue sets. Allow it to dry before removing the rocket.