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4th Of July Project: DIY Candy Firecrackers

Updated 10/08/2020
Candy favor idea for your 4th of July party: sparkler-themed rolls of candy

I love throwing a Fourth of July bash every year and thought it would be fun to have some candy firecrackers on the tables, as decoration and fun for our guests. They're inexpensive to make and can be thrown together at the last minute.


Everything you need to involve the kids in your Fourth of July party setup

You don't need much to make these candy firecrackers and you can customize all of the supplies to fit your needs. Don't like Life Savers®? Use peppermints instead! Can't find the decorative wire garland? Just skip out on it or substitute with a thick piece of string. There are tons of ways to customize this project for what you need.


These are so easy to make that my boys will probably be the ones doing it, since I'm usually so busy with last minute party preparations!

Step 1. Download & Print Your Labels

To begin, download the free Independence Day printable label template and print it onto your label sheet.

I've created three different and coordinating designs for your use. Feel free to customize the label template or only print your favorites!

Step 2. Apply The Labels

Apply American flag labels to rolls of mints/candy

Remove the labels from the liner sheet and wrap them around the candy rolls.

Step 3. Add Garland

How to add gardland to your July 4th firecracker candy favor

Take the decorative wire garland and cut 3"–4" sections. Group three of them together and push through one end of the candy roll until secure.

The hole running through all the candies makes this possible!

Step 4. Repeat Until Finished

Finished July 4th DIY project

Continue these steps until you've made as many candy firecrackers as you need.

These America-themed firecracker candy favors are really easy to make and can be an inexpensive favor for your Fourth of July party. I hope you all enjoy making this fun project either by yourself or with kids. Such a cute addition to any patriotic table, right? Have a great Fourth of July!

DIY kid-friendly candy favors for July 4th

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