When it is exactly midnight, on December 31st, we wish each other a happy New Year and many go outside to light fireworks. Nice to see, but it does make a lot of noise, can be dangerous and has a lot of other drawbacks. Still, flares are part of it, at the celebration of the New Year. Therefore, here a cozy and safe flaring craft, which does not make noise, which animals do not fear and is not bad for the environment either. There is even a little recycled here, because the flares are made of an empty kitchen roll! It is a fun activity to make on New Year's Eve with, for example, the children.
Of course the idea is not new, you must have seen the kitchen roller flares somewhere on the internet. But have you seen this one with wobbly eyes? If you tinker a clock with it, which the children can turn on, then you can also play fireworks with it! With a cardboard, hands and a split pen, you have quickly finished a clock. Let the kids turn till noon and then... psssss! they can shoot their flare (with their own flare sound) into the sky:) I can see it already, you know!
What do you need? First of all, a kitchen roll. Then 4 nice colors folding leaves (15x15cm), which fit exactly around the roll. For the tip, a glitter paper is nice, the pattern of the tip above, you could print out here and trace it, if you want. Then it's nice if you have figure scissors and some punches, but it's not necessary. You do need regular scissors, a sticky stick (or other paper glue), chenille threads, a stick of 50 or 60 cm and a rubber band. A hole rod is also useful, (a perforator does not work) but a puncture pen to pierce holes for the chenille threads would also be a possibility. Then some decorations like sequins, rhinestones or asterisks.
Cut strips with scissors and/or figure scissors and stick the strips on the roll
Pons of asterisks from the remaining paper and some white asterisks
Stick the asterisks on
Punch 5 holes at the bottom of the roll or pierce holes with a sturdy puncture pen
Insert the chenille threads through the holes and fasten them
punch holes in 5 stars and fasten them at the bottom of the chenille threads
From a strip of paper cut a “skirt” with fringes and paste it over the holes
Insert the stick (bamboo or mikado) into the roll and secure it with the rubber band
Using the pattern, cut the tip of glitter paper
Roll up the tip and stick it to the adhesive edge. (A clothespin on it is convenient to let the glue dry for a while, an extra staple in it could also be)
Lubricate a thick layer of glue around the edge of the arrow and put his hat on top. Also let it dry before you start playing with the arrow!
Your flare prefers to be with his boyfriends. So do not make one, but at least two! So Pijltje also has a cozy New Year's Eve!
Do you want more New Year's crafts? Then you might find some nice ideas below!