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Bonfire Night Fireworks Craft

Like a lot of kids my son loves looking at fireworks and with Bonfire Night on the horizon I thought it would be fun to try out a little activity to help get him excited about it! This would be a great fireworks craft for preschoolers or those in the first few years of school and it could easily be used as a Diwali, Thanksgiving or New Years Eve craft too!

Fireworks Craft for KidsI must admit that I tried to photograph my son doing this craft but when I went to edit it the pictures were all blurry, he was too busy stamping for the camera!

What you will need:

Black paper or card



Glitter (arguably you might not need glitter, but we always need to use glitter!)

Wool / yarn

Rubber, foam or wood block for stamping

How to make your super cute fireworks craft:

Firstly you will need to make a stamp. I did this using an old foam stamp and winding some wool round and round it. To secure the wool I just tied the two loose ends in a knot at the back and that lasted the duration of the printing. If you don’t have a foam stamp that you can re-purpose then rubber or wood would be fine, I even looked at some jam jars to get the right surface! You want it to be as flat as possible though otherwise some areas will get more pressure than others.

how to make a firework painting with kidsPop some paint on a plate and then use your cute new fireworks stamp to make little explosions on your paper!

Don’t forget to add loads of glitter, we used a mix of fine and err… slightly more cheap and nasty? Thankfully my son doesn’t care what kind of glitter it is as long as he gets to play with it and it makes your fireworks look super sparkly!

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  1. 24th October 2014 / 12:46 pm

    Such a fun and easy idea! thanks for sharing it on the Virtual Fridge!

  2. 24th October 2014 / 10:18 pm

    That’s a great idea, will have to try this with my eldest 🙂

  3. 25th October 2014 / 4:34 am

    These look fantastic and fun to make. My Preschooler will love to make fireworks with paint! Thanks for sharing this idea.

  4. 28th October 2014 / 4:16 pm

    This is great, so simple! And, completely agree, you can never have too much glitter 🙂 #pintorials

  5. 28th October 2014 / 11:16 pm

    They look great! So beautiful! #pintorials

  6. 3rd November 2014 / 10:09 am

    Great idea and those fireworks pics look fab. Might have to try this.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  7. 3rd November 2014 / 8:13 pm

    This is great! I agree that glitter is always an essential! x

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