4th of July and Fireworks go hand in hand so why not put together a fun, patriotic, firework- themed craft for kids? These 4th of July Toilet Paper Roll Firecrackers are easy to make and the kids will love the treats that come inside!

If you’re hosting a 4th of July BBQ or attending one, these toilet paper roll fireworks will be a big hit, pinky promise.

4th of July Toilet Paper Roll Craft


If you’re the type of host that goes all out and provides crafts and games for the kids, then this patriotic craft idea is perfect. This will require you to plan ahead a bit as you will need to collect some toilet paper rolls in advance.

If that grosses you out, you can use paper towel rolls cut in half.

The basic idea of this 4th of July craft for kids is to fill toilet paper rolls with candy, wrap them in tissue paper and finish it off by tying patriotic ribbon to the ends.

4th of July Party Favors

We took this project up a notch by creating some fun FREE Printable 4th of July Labels for the firecracker itself and the candies inside. We used Tootsie Rolls and Smarties so the designs in these free 4th of July printables fit those candies perfectly.


To make these 4th of July Firecrackers you will need a handful of supplies. Some of these you may already have on hand. If not, you can pick up almost all at your local dollar store.

  • 4th of July Printables (download link at bottom of post)
  • Empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls
  • Tissue Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Scotch Tape
  • Full Sheet Labels
  • Paper Cutter or Scissors
  • Smarties & Tootsie Rolls (or other candy of your choice)

*You will also need your home printer with copy paper

Craft Supplies

You can probably figure out how to make these patriotic firecrackers without much explanation from me but let’s go over it really quick anyway.

As you an see from the photos I provided you with some free printables to go with this 4th of July craft. If you don’t have access to a printer, no worries at all! You and your kids can still make this fun toilet paper craft.

As I mentioned earlier I chose Tootsie Rolls and Smarties to go inside. The free printable includes labels for both kinds of candies. Print out as many as you’d like and wrap the smarties and the tootsie rolls in their coordinating label.

The smallest labels, which look like little American flags, are for the Tootsie Rolls. You’ll print those out onto full sheet labels, cut them down to size and adhere them right over the wrapper itself.

The labels that say “America” and “Firecracker, Firecracker” on them are for the Smarties. Those can be printed out onto white copy paper and cut down to size. You’ll wrap each package of Smarties with one label and secure with a piece of scotch tape.

The largest labels which say “4th of July” are to be used on the outside of the tissue paper wrapped toilet paper roll.

You’ll print those out onto full sheet labels and cut down to size. Don’t forget to fill the “firecrackers” up with candy before you wrap them up with tissue paper and secure each end with ribbon.

4th of July Party Favors

Add the final label and you are all set and ready to celebrate Independence Day with your family and friends!

Firecracker Craft


Don't throw out those toilet paper rolls! They are great for all sorts of kids crafts and especially come in handy for any holiday. Here are 11 create ways to use toilet paper rolls for 4th of July crafts,

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