Crack! Bang! Boom! This 4th of July, while flyovers and fireworks are lighting up the sky, 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! They also make for the perfect festive party favors, table decorations, or dessert treats. Happy Independence Day!
What You Need:
- Flat-bottomed, tube-shaped rolls of candy, such as Mentos or Rolos
- Hershey Kisses (wrappers on)
- Construction paper
- Red or orange tissue paper
- Black pen or marker
- Clear 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 candy 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.
- Encourage your rocket manufacturer to distribute the treats to friends and family.