These are a simple and easy centerpiece to make. The directions to these are also listed under Tissue Paper Mums but with a couple of different steps.

What You Need 

  • Crape paper or computer paper or construction paper or tissue paper. I found crape paper or tissue paper is easiest to work with.
  • Skewers (I found a package of 100 for a $1 at the dollar store.)
  • Scissors
  • tape

Cut a strip of paper 2 x 18 inches long.

I folded the paper into thirds for easier and faster cutting. If your child is cutting I recommend that you don’t fold it. Cut thin (about 1/8 inch) strips about 1/4 inch from edge.  I drew a line for Boo so she would know where to stop cutting.

Wrap uncut edge around the skewer and then wrap a length of tape  around the the paper to hold it onto the skewer.

Fluff out the firework with your fingers to make it look like it is “exploding”.

Place in a bottle filled with sand or marbles and place in the table.

Now, go watch some real fireworks explode and enjoy your 4th!

Happy Fourth of July!

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