Make a fireworks wand using straws and pipecleaners with your kiddos and practice fine motor skills too!
Even though we are not in the US, all the red and blue I see lately on social media in preparation for the 4th of July celebrations, inspired this straws and pipecleaners fireworks wand!
One can change up the colors to fit any “theme”. For this craft, we used red and blue straws and white pipecleaners(silver would be better, but I did not have any on hand). Bend the three pipecleaners into the “fireworks” star, as seen in the photo below.
This craft is a perfect opportunity to develop scissors skills too. Let the kids cut up the straws.
Threading the cut straws onto the pipecleaners is good for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
We used a red, and blue pattern. Patterning is another skill preschoolers need to master.
Another straw and pipecleaner were used to make the wand that attached to the fireworks star. First threaded through, from the bottom, then curled around it.
This fireworks wand craft is easy and quick, but with loads of educational value.
And a fun activity too, perfect for a last-minute 4th of July activity or any other occasion.
Happy 4th of July to all our American readers!