Summer Camp: 4th of July Rockets


Hi Summer Campers! I’m Heidi from Mom’s Crafty Space, and I’m so excited to be back here at Design Dazzle sharing another fun kid’s craft idea. 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays (along with Halloween and Christmas), and my three boys love it just as much as I do. To get our home ready for the holiday, we created these fun Independence Day rocket decorations from some basic supplies and recyclables.


 What You Will Need:

  • Cardboard tubes – toilet paper, paper towels, gift wrap, etc.
  • White glue
  • Paper – construction or scrapbook papers work well
  • Straws
  • Decorations & embellishments – glitter, sequins, ribbons, pipe cleaners, etc.
  • Optional: paint, paint brushes, tissue paper for “flames”

Start by decorating your tubes any way that you wish. Have fun with it! We glittered, painted and decoupaged patterned papers on to our tubes. We also used glitter glue to write “USA” on a few of them and added sequins to others.

We discovered that our tubes dried quickly in the sunshine when placed over wooden skewers pushed into the grass.


To create the rocket cap, cut a circle from a sheet of paper. I traced around a lid from my kitchen, and my circles were approximately 5″ across. Cut a slit halfway through to the center of the circle. Roll into a cone shape and secure with glue. Use the glue to attach the caps to the rockets, add a straw “fuse” and tissue paper “flames.”

We slipped the straws over the skewers again for the final drying. Don’t they look cute in the grass like this? I think a whole bunch of these lining a walkway would make such a great decoration!

I hope that you have a wonderful summer full of memories, and that your 4th of July is magical!


Be sure to visit us at Mom’s Crafty Space for more creative summer fun for the entire family, and check out our summer series, Hot Days, Cool Treats, for yummy frosty dessert recipes. I’d also love to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, so stop on by and say hi!


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Posted on June 10, 2013
Categories: crafting with kids, crafts, creative ideas, diy tutorials & creative ideas, fourth of july, holiday awesomeness, holiday ideas, summer camp, summer camp

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  1. Be Inspired PR says:
    June 10, 2013

    These are so cute and creative! Perfect and easy craft for the fourth! 🙂

  2. Shari Stremme says:
    June 13, 2013

    These are really cool. We are going to make them and decorate the yard for the 4th of July 🙂

    • Toni - Design Dazzle says:
      June 13, 2013

      Fabulous idea Shari! Take pictures it’s always fun to look back and enjoy your decorations.

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