Tissue Paper Sparklers

Jun 22, 2022 | 4th of July, Corner, DIY Crafts, DIY Holiday Crafts, DIY Projects

Hi! It’s Nana from Homemade Ginger again, and I’m here to share the easiest party decorations you’ve ever made! These tissue paper sparklers are perfect for a quick and easy 4th of July decorating. But the good news is that you can make these guys for any occasion, even if you don’t live in the US!

I don’t know about you, but now that I’m a mom, the fireworks are kind of driving me nuts. My parents used to live outside the city limits where fireworks are allowed. Every year we go to a giant fireworks tent and stock up on fireworks big and small. Then instead of watching the big fireworks show, we sat outside and filmed it ourselves.

It was fun until everyone started having a lot of their own kids. Kids run around, firecrackers go off, and I have a heart attack almost every 4th of July. My parents recently moved back to town so our fireworks celebration will be more modest this year. However, I love these tissue paper fireworks because there is absolutely no fire! They look lovely in a mason jar and make a quick and easy centerpiece. Or kids can wave them in the air. They are super easy and affordable to create!

These tissue paper fireworks can be made in any color combination, so they’re not limited to the 4th of July. Make a bunch for your next birthday party or even graduation! I was inspired by these tissues but wanted to try making a bigger version for a bigger impact!


Tissue Paper Sparklers

The full printable instructions are at the end of this post but here is what you will need:

  • Tissue Paper
  • White Glue
  • Straws or Skewers
  • Scissors

These festive sparklers are the perfect craft for 4th of July!

Experiment with all different color combinations!

These tissue paper sparklers are SO FUN and and make the perfect summer centerpiece!


Tissue Paper Sparklers

An easy way to celebrate the 4th of July this summer!

ACTIVE TIME: 15 mins      TOTAL TIME: 15 mins


  • Pair of scissors



  • 3 large sheets tissue paper (3 DIFFERENT COLOURS)
  • glue
  • 1 straw or skewer



1. Cut each of the 3 colours of large tissue paper sheets in half. Stack each of the half sheets together.

3. Using scissors, make small vertical cuts into the bottom edge of the stacked and folded papers, stopping a few inches from the folded edge.
4. Apply a thin line of glue to the folded edge.
5. Place your straw or skewer onto the start of the glue and begin rolling it up, twisting the tissue around until the end.
6. Dab a small amount of glue to the seam and press to seal it shut.
7. Leave to dry, then fluff out the tissue paper to form your sparkler!




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