Pool Noodle Firecrackers – A DIY Lawn Decoration

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Square feature image of four pool noodle fire crackers in the yard.

Decorate your lawn with these fun pool noodle firecrackers for the 4th of July!

This is a really easy decoration to make and you can find all of the supplies at Dollar Tree.

The top of the firecracker is a plastic cup that was cut and made into a cone shape. I used long Dollar Tree skewers to stick the firecracker (pool noodle segments) onto but any long dowel would work.

Check out the photos and supply list below to learn how to make them.

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Pool Noodle Fire Crackers - photo of supplies used

Supplies

  • Pool noodles
  • Bamboo skewers or wood dowels (32-inches long)
  • 16 oz. disposable plastic cups
  • Tinsel garland
  • Metallic party streamers
  • Scissors
  • Clear packing/shipping tape
  • Hot glue gun

How to Make Pool Noodle Firecrackers – 4 Easy Steps

STEP 1: cup Pool Noodle Pieces

Start by cutting a pool noodle into pieces to vary red and blue segments. My pool noodles were thin so I was able to cut them with scissors. Then push a skewer through each piece, as shown below, to form the firecracker.

Push the pool noodle segments onto the skewer to form the firecracker.
Push pool noodle segments onto a long skewer to form a firecracker.

STEP 2: Make The Top

Make the top of the firecracker by cutting a slit along one side of a cup and then cut the circle bottom out of the cup as shown. Use clear packing tape to secure the cone shape. Cut the rim of the cone off to even out the shape.

Cut along the side of a plastic cup and cut the circle bottom out of the cup.
Use clear packing tape to secure then cut with scissors to form a cone shape.
Use clear packing tape to secure then cut with scissors to form a cone shape.

STEP 3: Hot Glue The Top and Decorations

Hot glue the cone to the top of the firecracker and glue garland around it to decorate.

Hot glue the cone to the top and decorations.

STEP 4: Add Streamers

Knot together different color streamers for the bottom. I cut mine about 12-14 inches long. Then hot glue them to the bottom of the firecracker.

Knot streamers together.
Hot glue streamers to the bottom of the firecracker.
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    1. Dawn Stewart

      Thank you!

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