Looking for sensory-friendly tips and crafts to celebrate Independence Day? Try making 4th of July Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks! This simple yet creative activity not only sparks imagination but also provides sensory stimulation, making it ideal for individuals participating ABA therapy or those on the autism spectrum.

Materials You’ll Need:

  • Different colors of paint
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Paper


  1. Prepare the Toilet Paper Roll:
    • Start by cutting slits around one side of the toilet paper roll.
    • Cut a slit all the way through and open it up.
    • Roll the toilet paper roll tightly and tape it together. Pull the slits back so they stick out.
  2. Stamping the Fireworks:
    • Dip the prepared toilet paper roll in paint and stamp it on a piece of paper to create the base of your fireworks.
    • After stamping, wipe off any excess paint.
  3. Adding the Burst of Color:
    • Dip the same toilet paper roll in the next color of paint and stamp it on top of the first prints. This creates the vibrant burst effect typical of fireworks.
  4. Enjoy Your Firework Prints:
    • Let the painted prints dry and enjoy your homemade fireworks display!

Sensory Benefits:

Craft activities like making Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks offer numerous sensory benefits, especially for children engaging in ABA therapy or requiring sensory-friendly activities:

  • Tactile Stimulation: Rolling the toilet paper roll and feeling the textures of paint provide tactile stimulation, aiding sensory development.
  • Visual Stimulation: Creating colorful patterns and watching the fireworks come to life on paper enhances visual perception and creativity.
  • Fine Motor Skills: Cutting, rolling, and stamping with the toilet paper roll help develop fine motor skills crucial for handwriting and everyday tasks.

Why Choose Sensory Crafts?

For individuals with autism or undergoing ABA therapy, sensory crafts like this provide a structured yet enjoyable way to explore creativity and engage with their surroundings. Such activities can help improve focus, reduce anxiety, and promote relaxation by offering a predictable and engaging sensory experience. This Fourth of July, gather your materials, unleash your creativity, and celebrate with a burst of sensory fun!

Planning more sensory friendly festivities? Check out our recent blog post on making 4th of July Pinwheels. If you or someone you know needs extra support to prepare for the 4th of July festivities, including ABA therapy services, please call us at 855-444-5664 to learn more.