I know the 4th is still a little ways off, but I have to get a start if I want to do any extra! We're having a 4th of July cookout with some friends this year and I plan on making these rockets for each of the kids. These cute rockets are actually filled with those little pop-its or snaps...those things that you throw at the ground and they "pop". I used only supplies I had around the house to make the rockets.Then I wrapped and glued some red crepe paper streamer around the bottom several times. I made cuts in it once it dried. This made the "rocket flames".
It is decorated with stars and filled with pop-its. You might call them pops, pop-its, snaps, or snappers.
The pop-its do come with a caution note that includes they are not recommended for children under 8 years of age. I will probably fill the rockets with an alternative surprise for the really young kids.