Sparkler Pencils


Sparkler pencils are a quick patriotic craft to do with kids that you can complete in less than 10 minutes!Two weeks ago at our Party in Your PJs link party, I featured tissue paper party straws.

Those straws got my little pea brain a-thinkin’.

The 4th of July will soon be upon us. That’s the perfect time to have a family get together. And the perfect time to have an easy craft for the grandkids.

So, I adapted the tissue paper straw idea and applied it to pencils.

Voilá! I give you sparkler pencils!

The nice thing about this little craft is that it takes minimal supplies and you can complete this craft in less than 10 minutes!

Here’s what you’ll need:

red, white, and blue tissue paper
red, white, and blue pencils
scissors
tape

Sparkler pencils are a quick patriotic craft to do with kids that you can complete in less than 10 minutes!

Cut rectangles out of the tissue paper that are 4 inches by 6 inches.

Fold each rectangle in half

Starting at the unfolded edge, cut slits 3/4 the way to the fold making a fringe.

Sparkler pencils are a quick patriotic craft to do with kids that you can complete in less than 10 minutes!

Place the folded edge of a rectangle partially down from the eraser. Wrap the paper around the pencil and tape it on. Slightly bend the strips down.

And you’re done!

Sparkler pencils are a quick patriotic craft to do with kids that you can complete in less than 10 minutes!

Sparkler pencils are a quick patriotic craft to do with kids that you can complete in less than 10 minutes!

Sparkler pencils are a quick patriotic craft to do with kids that you can complete in less than 10 minutes!

Sparkler pencils are a quick patriotic craft to do with kids that you can complete in less than 10 minutes!

I combined blue tissue paper with white and taped it to the red pencil. I liked having  2 colors on the pencil so that the pencil’s color theme was red, white, and blue. If I had thought about it soon enough, I would have done it with the other pencils, too.

Now that your sparkler pencils are finished, use them to do the following activities:

I hope these pencils will brighten your 4th of July holiday activities!

Thanks for sharing!

5 thoughts on “Sparkler Pencils

  • Nina Lewis Post author

    April,

    You know, you could do any color combination to go with whatever is the current holiday . . . and call the pencils . . . . . . party pencil??? 🙂

    Nina

  • April J Harris

    What a fun, patriotic idea, Nina! These are the perfect craft for the 4th of July. Of course we don’t celebrate the 4th over here in England but they would work here too because our national colours are red, white and blue as well! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  • Nina Lewis Post author

    Pamela,

    I’m not very crafty either, but these were super easy to make. And not frustrating, either! (That’s important to me. 🙂 )

    Nina

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