All right, folks. This is as crafty as we get around here. Lydia and I made fireworks like what we found on Catholic Icing. It was fairly fun, once I was able to let go and allow her to put the strips of paper wherever she wanted, use too much glue, and shake out the glitter. She even got to practice her cutting skills. :)
Please note the amazing cutting skills of my daughter.
Construction paper cut into strips.
I also cut out the inner circle of paper plates to use at the center of the firework. All the strips of paper were glued to the paper plate centers.
We then dabbed glue on the ends of various strips of paper and sprinkled on glitter. It would have worked a lot better with a glitter glue pen but we don't have any of those fancy things. ;)
Next I traced some circles on printer paper and in the center wrote things like, "God Bless America", "Happy 4th of July," and "Immaculata Pray for Us" (since Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is the patron of the US and our country needs all the prayers it can get!).
Last step was actually decorating with them. I'm not sure if they look like fireworks or not, but they add little splashes of color and patriotism around the house and both of those are good things, I think.