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November craft project - Pop up firework!

In November we celebrate Guy Fawkes night: an exciting tradition that includes firework displays, bonfires, sparklers and hot-dogs!

However, the bangs from some fireworks can be MEGA loud, and not everybody likes them (particularly our animal friends). So this month, Heath, aged 8, is here to show you how to make your own silent and safe (but fun and sparkly, nonetheless) pop-up firework. 

It’s easy to make, and you can decorate it in lots of different ways!

What you’ll need:

You should be able to find all these things in craft shops or the craft sections of high street shops and supermarkets. 

  • A piece of card

  • A small plate

  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape

  • Glue

  • Sequins
    Heath used sequins to decorate his firework, but you could also use stickers, pens and pencils, or anything else you like that’s colourful and cheerful!
  • A wooden spoon
  • Ribbons

  • Chenille stems

    To make your pop-up firework:

    1. Put the plate, face down, on the piece of card, and draw round it, with the pencil.
    2. Using the scissors, carefully cut around the circle you have drawn.

    3. Fold your circle in half, and then in half again, to find its centre. Cut a line from the edge of the circle, to the centre.

      4.  Roll your circle into a cone shape, and use the sellotape to fix it in place.

      5.  Use the scissors to cut the bottom of the cone off: this is so you can poke the spoon through, to make your pop-up firework handle!

      6.  Now it's time to decorate your cone!
      7.  Take the spoon, and start tying your ribbons and pipe cleaners to the top of the handle. The more you put on, the bigger and more colourful your firework will be!

      8.  Next, lower the handle of the spoon down into the cone and push it through the hole you cut at the bottom.

      9.  And now, push the spoon up quickly to set off your firework!

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