Create firework art with supplies you already have around the house.
July 4th would not be complete without parades, BBQs, family and fireworks. The only downside to this crazy month of festivities is the fact that Utah usually hits a 100 degree average while celebrating the plethora of July activities. And when swimming in that heat isn't an option, it's time to pull out the easiest 4th of July painting craft the kids all love.
This fun Fourth of July craft is an art project that the whole family will love to participate in. The kids enjoyed it so much that it's on the agenda again this Independence Day. You can also try it out if you need an activity for Memorial Day or New Year's Eve.
How to Make a 4th of July Firework
This is a great craft for little hands, but kids of all ages enjoy it too.
Supplies for 4th of July Painting Craft
- Empty toilet paper rolls - a paper towel roll can also be used if cut in half or thirds
- Paper plate for each roll
- Acrylic paint or washable paint in red, white and blue paint - silver is also an option if you want to get creative
- Construction paper - black or white paper is best
Cut Toilet Paper Roll
The first step of this fun craft is cutting your toilet paper roll, or paper towel roll if that is what you have access to. Holding your toilet paper roll vertically, cut a vertical line about ⅔ up on the end. Then, continue cutting vertical lines at the same ⅔ mark every ½ inch or so all the way around.
Press the End Pieces Out
Once the end is all cut, carefully press the cardboard pieces out so it looks like a firework.
Gather Paint and Paper
Use a separate paper plate with each color of paint for this easy craft. You will want to have red, white and blue with an option of silver or gold. It's also really fun to add a little sparkle to this patriotic art with glitter glue or getting paint that has glitter in it.
Gather your construction paper. It's best to use black or white for these fun patriotic crafts, but keep the paint colors you are using in mind. You won't want white paint on white paper.
Dip and Stamp
Last, dip your toilet paper roll into the paint and begin to stamp your paper. It is easier application to use less paint on the roll. A fun way to create your own fireworks is by layering the colors. You do not need to wait for your paint to dry after each layer. Keep going until you have achieved your ideal finished product.
4th of July Painting Activity
These patriotic decorations are fantastic fun because they are simple and little kids can enjoy the activity. Kids can also do this outside if you are worried about the mess, or just put them in old t-shirts to paint in.
Hang these 4th of July painting pieces up to dry and display as wall art for some additional patriotic spirit and party decor.
And did you see my free 4th of July printable? It is a great way to add a little decor last minute. Head over and print yours here
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