Paper Towel Roll Fireworks Painting

It’s almost the Fourth of July, and we wanted to make a new craft to celebrate. We had some paper towel rolls saved up and I decided that it was the perfect time to make a paper towel roll fireworks painting.

This is a really easy and fun craft for kids to do. My daughter had a blast. I do recommend putting newspaper down on the table before starting this project. I forgot to do that this time, but we were working outside, and I cleaned it up right away.

This project is a great way to use your old paper towel rolls instead of just throwing them away. My daughter loves to use them in craft projects.


  • Paint
  • Paper towel roll
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Paper plate

The first step to this project is to cut the end of the paper towel roll into thin strips.

Next, pour your chosen colors of paint onto the paper plate.

Place the end of the paper towel roll into the paint making sure to get paint on each strip of cardboard. You could use a paintbrush to add the paint to the cardboard strips if you prefer. My daughter loved this method.

Press the tube onto the sheet of construction paper. Make sure that each strip of the cardboard gets pressed into the paper. This will create your fireworks design.

Repeat this process for each firework that you add to your paper.

Let the paper dry and your project is finished.

My daughter had a lot of fun with this project. She said the paper towel roll fireworks painting is her favorite Fourth of July project ever. I now have several paintings to decorate my house with.

If you like this project you might also like my Fireworks Salt Painting, or my Coffee Filter Fireworks

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