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4th of July Party Favors Shaped Like Rockets

Learn how to make 4th of July party favors out of recycled materials – and they’re shaped like rockets! Just add red, white, and blue candy.

Skills Required: Beginner. Even if you’ve never crafted before, these are pretty easy to make!

4th of July party favors

If you are having an Independence Day party, these 4th of July party favors will take your celebration to the next level! You won’t believe what they’re made of – something I found in the recycle bin (because who doesn’t like free?).

Yes – my favorite part of these favors is that they use recycled toilet paper tubes for the base . . . so you’re saving money on supplies while creating cute favors!

I was able to create these rockets using items I already had on hand, so I didn’t spend anything to make them. Guests will love tearing off the end of the rocket to find sweet treats – or anything else you’d love to tuck inside.

They are the perfect craft for children and adults to make together, and you can adapt them to other types of celebrations (like a superhero party!).

I hope you have a “blast” creating!

Fourth of July Party Favors

Gather These Supplies

  • Cardboard tubes
  • Rocket top template
  • Patriotic themed scrapbook paper – thin is better
  • Red and blue cardstock
  • Tissue paper
  • Baker’s twine or ribbon
  • Double stick tape or a tape runner
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Glue Dots (optional)
Trace a toilet paper roll on the back of paper with a pencil

Step One

Place the Fourth of July themed scrapbook paper face down on your work surface. Measure the toilet paper tubes and mark the cuts you’ll make on each end with a pencil.

Connect pencil lines with a ruler

Step Two

Draw straight lines through both pencil marks; this is so the square you will cut will be even and fit around your tube exactly.

Cutting scrapbook paper with scissors

Step Three

Cut the scrapbook paper to fit the toilet paper tube using your scissors. I recommend using a variety of paper patterns for each of your 4th of July party favors just to make them fun!

Run a glue strip down a toilet paper tube

Step Four

Place a line of double stick tape or a tape runner down your cardboard tube. I noticed that all cardboard tubes are not created equally; the tape runner worked best on mine!

Attach paper to a 4th of July party favor

Step Five

Wrap your paper around the tube and secure with more adhesive or tape.

Attach tissue paper to the bottom of the rocket party favor

Step Six

Cut a piece of tissue paper to fit inside the base of your cardboard tube. Use double stick tape or glue dots to secure the tissue paper.

Tie the end of the favor with baker's twine

Step Seven

Use baker’s twine to secure the tail. Tie a bow. Cut fringe in the tissue paper.

Cut out the rocket favor topper

Step Eight

Use the template included to cut your rocket toppers.

Top of a 4th of July party favor

Step Nine

Fold your rocket toppers and hot glue them. Insert the candy into the cardboard tube and hot glue the topper to the top of the tube.

Rocket party favors with candy

Guests will pull off the rocket tails to enjoy their treats!

Yield: 3 favors

4th of July Party Favors

4th of July party favors

Learn how to make 4th of July favors using simple supplies! Easy enough for a beginning crafter.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • Toilet paper tubes
  • Rocket top template
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Red and blue cardstock
  • Tissue paper
  • Baker’s twine
  • Double stick tape
  • Glue Dots (optional)

Tools

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

Instructions

  1. Place the patriotic themed scrapbook paper face down. Measure the tubes and mark the cuts on each end with a pencil.
  2. Draw straight lines through both pencil marks with the ruler.
  3. Cut the scrapbook paper to fit the tube using the scissors.
  4. Place a line of double stick tape or a tape runner down the tube.
  5. Wrap the paper around the tube and secure with more adhesive or tape.
  6. Cut a piece of tissue paper to fit inside the base of the cardboard tube. Use double stick tape or glue dots to secure the tissue paper.
  7. Use baker’s twine to secure the tail. Tie a bow. Cut fringe in the tissue paper.
  8. Use the template included to cut the rocket toppers.
  9. Fold the rocket toppers and hot glue them. Insert the candy into the cardboard tube and hot glue the topper to the top of the tube.

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Want other ideas to make your patriotic party fantastic? Try this Fourth of July Candy Bark, this Fourth of July Wreath, or these 4th of July Desserts.

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