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With the 4th of July around the corner, I’m thinking of what kind of craft I could do with my kids.

I am not crafty.  Cutting and gluing is about as much as I can do.

In searching for crafts online, I found an easy craft I think I can do that still looks fun and festive.

Fireworks Pens! 

Here’s what you will need:

  • Wired star garland in various colors (available at craft and party stores)
  • Duct tape
  • Pen
  • Small jingle bells


  1. For each, cut the wired star garland into nine pieces, each 6 to 8 inches long.          
  2.  Trim the tinsel stars from the last inch of each piece. Line up the trimmed ends on the sticky side of a 1-1/2-inch length of duct tape. Leave 1/2 inch of tape free on each side, as shown.
  3. Wrap the tape around the top of a pen. Slide small jingle bells onto the ends of the garland lengths, bending the tips around the bell loops to secure them. Splay the garland to resemble exploding fireworks.

I found this craft on the FamilyFun website. 

Arlene Pellicane

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