Fourth of July Crafts: Fireworks Art
This year, get pyrotechnic with your Fourth of July crafts—make fireworks art!
- Pyrotechnician:Your kid.
- Pyro Assistant:You.
- Tempera Paint:In bright, vibrant, even neon (Hello 1980s!) colors
- Dark-colored (blue, brown or black) construction paper
- Drinking straw
- Measuring spoons
- Plastic cups or bowls for mixing paint
- Cover your kid's workspace with newspaper to prevent "fireworks" from getting all over your floor.
- To get the craft started, help your kid mix five tablespoons of paint with one tablespoon of water and a dash of glitter in a plastic cup or small bowl. Repeat for each color.
- Using the paintbrush, have your kid put a dollop of mixed paint onto the construction paper.
- Then have him hold a straw about 4 inches above the paint splotch and invite him to huff, puff and blow through the straw as hard as he can. The paint will go flying over the paper like a burst of fireworks.
- Have your kid repeat steps 2 and 3 with different colors to create a vibrant fireworks display. This craft lets you "oooh!" and "ahhh!" over the Fourth of July fireworks, without having to hold your ears and a piece of patriotic art for the fridge!