There are so many fun Bonfire Night crafts and activities for kids out there that I had to share some with Bonfire Night only a couple of weeks away.
It’s a great night for kids and one my own children always love but they can get a little over excited so making some simple crafts together can be a great opportunity for them to learn more about the meaning behind the celebrations as well as keeping the calm a little!
I’ve tried to share a mixture of Bonfire Night activities for all different ages from toddlers and preschoolers to bigger kids in school. Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration for something your child will love too.
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Bonfire Night Crafts
Bonfire night is one of my kids favourite nights of the year, I think it’s the excitement of getting dressed up all warm to go out in the dark and seeing something a little bit scary? No matter what your age they’re always something that goes pop or bang that will make you jump!
While you can’t recreate a firework display in your home, you certainly can have a lot of fun with these easy craft ideas. There’s art ideas for making pictures of firework displays, ideas on how to make some firework crafts (I love the fireworks ring!) and inspiration for making lots of simple bonfire crafts.
Of course you’ll also find some ideas for bonfire night food to make and eat with your child with chocolate fireworks bark and some cool looking fruit rockets that are bang on theme!
Learning About Bonfire Night
I’m aware that we get quite a lot of readers from outside the UK and even for those of us who live here it’s always nice to have a little reminder of what and why we celebrate!
Bonfire Night takes place on 5th November and is the anniversary of the attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament.
If you’d like to find out more there’s a good article on the BBC Newsround site telling the story behind Bonfire Night.
What Do You Do On Bonfire Night?
Bonfire night is a big celebration where people go out after dark to watch firework displays, these can be at home but they’re more often put on professionally.
People celebrate with bonfires, sparklers and fireworks and traditional food for Bonfire Night can include toffee apples and anything warming like jacket potatoes and hot dogs.
Traditionally a ‘Guy’ is also put on the bonfire – this is a dummy that represents Guy (Guido) Fawkes who was part of the plot, this is why you might hear the fifth of November called Guy Fawkes night (it’s called fireworks night by some people too!)
Bonfire Night Activities for Kids
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Make a simple firework craft for kids and paint fireworks onto black paper using cardboard tubes for a fun alternative to using a paintbrush.
A bonfire craft that’s really easy for kids to paint – just raid your kitchen supplies for materials!
As a mum who has The Fear about sparklers after seeing a lot of warnings about them as a kid I love this sparkler firework craft from Kids Craft Room as a much safer alternative!
Arty Crafty Kids Paper tube fireworks art project would be great to do with pictures of your own town.
Fantastic Fun and Learning shares a fun tutorial for a fireworks ring that your kids can wear.
This Glowing bonfire craft from Buddy and Buggy uses tissue paper to make lit up orange flames that look amazing.
Our 3D paper fireworks craft is perfect for older children to make but younger kids can definitely help colour it in too! You can download the printable for free, then colour it and fold and glue the edges to make it three dimensional with the fireworks exploding behind the houses. Add some glitter for extra sparkles!
Make some simple Q-Tip fireworks like these from Crafty Morning
This craft was designed as a campfire but add a few more ‘sticks’ at the bottom and it would make a great bonfire craft! Plus it’s really easy to make which makes it great for younger kids too.
Crafty Morning shares a brilliant looking salt fireworks craft.
I love this cupcake liner bonfire from I Heart Crafty Things especially the little marshmallow!
Make some chocolate firework bark as a treat for Bonfire Night and maybe even take some out with you to eat!
These cupcake liner fireworks from A Little Pinch of Perfect are a great way to practice scissor skills.
These milky fireworks from One Time Though would be a great experiment to do with your kids.
This Pop up firework craft from Kids Craft Room is fantastic!
These easy fruit rockets from Eats Amazing make a brilliant healthy snack for Bonfire Night.
Make a simple bonfire night fireworks craft like this one I did with my kids when they were preschoolers.
These playdough fireworks from Nurturestore are a great sensory activity for younger kids.
Make some yummy edible chocolate sparklers like these ones I made with my kids for Day Out With The Kids
Play and Learn Every Day shares how to make a Bonfire night sensory box from
Science Sparks shares a cool firework in a glass experiment to do with your kids.
Fun Handprint Art shares a sweet handprint bonfire craft with a little song to sing too.
This campfire or bonfire cake from Mom vs the Boys looks absolutely amazing!
Grab some paper straws and make this rocket craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning
This simple fingerprint fireworks craft from Kids Activities Blog would be great for younger kids.
More Easy Activities for Kids
Want more seasonal activities to do with your kids? This autumn colouring page is fun and totally free!
Or why not try our these autumn activities with over 45 fun ideas.