A thin metal
straight-edge ruler. Make fold lines by pressing
against edge of the ruler.
white craft glue that dries clear
Small piece of aluminum
foil to use as a glue pot
Small artist's paint brush to
1. Roll all the
fireworks as tightly as possible. The easiest way to
accomplish this is to crease about 1/16" along short
end. The crease facilitates the rolling action of
holding the end between the index finger and thumb.
Spin the roll against the length of your thumb. Glue
the blank surface to the firecracker and press
firmly to hold the roll.
Once all firecrackers
have been rolled and glued, separate 1 ply of twine
that is included with kit. Place a dot of glue to
the center of one of the firecrackers and place the
glue point to the center mark of the ply of twine.
firecrackers to the line will be a little like
weaving. Turn the string and center firecracker over
(after glue has dried). Glue a firecracker to the
twine to one side of the first firecracker. Then
place another on the other side of the center
firecracker. The twine will be positioned over the
center firecracker and under the two that are on
3. Turn the
twine and 3 firecrackers over and then add a new
firecracker to either end of the group. You can see
the over-under-over pattern being created. Use a
pair of tweezers to make positioning your
firecrackers as easy as possible.
4. Turn over and add
two more firecrackers.
5. Continue this
routine until all firecrackers have been used.
6. When the glue is
completely dried, take the end of the twine and wind
it over-under-over to the opposite side of the twine
already in place. Tie the end when you have
completed the line and snip the loose ends.
7. To make the box,
fold at all junctions and you will start to see the
shape take place. There is a small tab at each
corner of the box. Paint glue to the red side of
each tab and glue to the respective side. Use the
tweezers to make a good and straight bond at each