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Fourth of July crafts for kids: Rocket favors
Whether you're hosting a Fourth of July barbecue or spending a low-key day with your family, these patriotic, candy-filled favors are fun for kids and adults alike. I found the craft in "Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore and Share" (Potter Craft; $24.99).
July Fourth Rocket Favors
What you'll need
- July Fourth Rocket Favors clip art (see Step 1)
- White card stock
- Double-sided tape
- White tissue paper
- Twine or string
- Low-temperature hot-glue gun
- Wrapped peppermint candy (or candy of your choice)
Step 1: Go to marthastewart.com/kids-crafts-book-extras to download the clip art for Rocket Favors. Print the clip art onto card stock and cut out the shapes.
Step 2: Place the rectangular clip art blank side up. Affix tape to one long edge. Fold a piece of tissue paper in half (so it measures 4 x 5 1/2 inches). Place the tissue fold at the bottom of the card stock, pressing it into the tape to secure.
Step 3: Roll the card stock and tissue into a cylinder shape and secure with tape. Cinch the tissue at the bottom of the rocket and tie it with twine.
Step 4: Roll fan-shaped clip art into a cone; secure with hot glue. Place candies inside rocket. Have an adult glue cone to body. Let dry completely.