Welcome to the first ever Kids Korner by Jude creation. Clearly, he is super excited for the 4th of July because this week he made this crafty 3D fireworks decoration. Luckily, it is easy to make using items you likely have on hand.
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Note From Mom
Let me tell you, it is incredibly hard letting your kid take the reins on a project. It’s crazy hard. You want to see them succeed and protect them from failure.
Then I realized, who am I to know what will succeed and what won’t? Furthermore, how can he learn if I never let him make mistakes?
Instead, I guided him when he asked. Gave my opinion when solicited and let him create from the heart and imagination.
**I have edited his instructions for grammar and clarification but all ideas and steps are his.
First, wrap a pipe cleaner around the top of a popsicle stick.
Then, do this to at least 4 more popsicle sticks.
- I think 6 or 7 popsicle sticks would be best for creating that “firework” appearance.
Then take the lid off of your box. [You do not need it for this craft.]
Place the box [open side down] on a piece of cardboard [or other safe surface].
Paint the box with spay paint.
- As you can see, I let him try out his acrylic paint idea first. Of course, it take a lot of coats of acrylic paint to cover metal, especially if you don’t prime it first. Afterwards, we came up with spray paint as the solution.
- Kids can totally do this step but make sure that they have proper protection on such as safety goggles and a mask.
Let the painted box dry.
Then put the sticks on the bottom of the box with hot glue.
- Mom’s need to help with this step. I’m a grown woman and still manage to burn myself with hot glue at least weekly. For this step, I would put a dab of hot glue on the box, let it cool a few seconds, then Jude placed the popsicle stick on it.
After the popsicle sticks are glued on, glue a sparkly pompom to the middle.
- Again, I put the glue on and he pressed the pompom into it a few seconds later.
I made this because it is fun to make and you can use [it] as a decoration. The most important part is to have fun.
In the end this little craft turned out adorable. More importantly, he is proud of his crafty 3D fireworks decoration. It is easy for young kids to make, too, which is always great when your kids range from 4 to 9.
If you are like me, and want to protect your kid from the world, take a breath. Let him make mistakes now while he is under the umbrella of your protection. Our mistakes make us better and it is no different for kids. All we can do is make sure they have a safe place to land.
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