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Cardboard Tube Red Firecrackers

Cardboard Tube Red Firecrackers

Ages school-age

A common decoration during Chinese New Year is a string of red firecrackers. Some believe that throwing firecrackers scares away evil spirits. Make a string of your own to display!

by Amanda Formaro

What you'll need

  • 4 or more cardboard tubes
  • Red construction paper, ½ sheet per tube
  • Tape
  • Gold glitter glue
  • White yarn
  • Scissors

Helpful Tip:

1. Chinese New Year is considered the most important of traditional Chinese holidays. 2. Save cardboard tubes from paper towels and bathroom tissue for hundreds of different craft projects! 3. Buy construction paper in large variety packs to have on hand for impromptu projects.

How to make it

  1. Roll cardboard tube in red construction paper, use tape to secure.
  2. Fold ends of construction paper inside the tube on both ends.
  3. Decorate tube with gold glitter glue with different shapes and designs. Allow to dry for several hours.
  4. Tape yarn inside one end of each tube.
  5. String together, one higher than the other if you have four of them. If you have more, you can hang them in pairs, two at the top, two below that, two below that, and so on.
  6. Hang up as decorations!