Build your kids’ excitement for Independence Day with these 4th of July fireworks crafts. They are simple and quick to make.
After decorating the house with a beautiful patriotic flower wreath or a painted stick flag, creating and wearing your own DIY patriotic shirt , let’s end the day with a few fireworks crafts – before going out to see watch the actual fireworks.
I used to dread the 4th of July fireworks when my boys were little. They would wake up in tears and I would have to spend a lot of time soothing my babies and trying to put them back to sleep.
Now, that they are older, the fireworks are the highlight of the day. They look forward to the sun going down so we can hop in the car and drive to the closest park to watch them.
As fourth of July is coming up soon, I thought of putting together a nice collection of fireworks crafts for kids.
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4th of July fireworks crafts for kids
You will discover many different techniques to create the fireworks, from painting to using shaving cream. Have you ever used a toothbrush or a fork to paint? If not, you will get a chance now.
Handprint fireworks – handprint crafts are simply adorable and a great keepsake. They are also very easy to make and this fireworks craft is no exception. Make the handprint blue or red.
Painting fireworks with paper rolls – don’t throw away those paper rolls. They are versatile craft supplies and can be turned into great and inexpensive creations.
Fireworks craft using straws – if you still have plastic straws in your house, you can use them to make fireworks. Paper straws work too but they are bit more difficult to cut into small strips.
Glitter and glue fireworks – try this craft outside so you end up with glitter in your house. We don’t use glitter much in our house, but the few times we did, I found glitter everywhere in the house, even if I did my best to contain it.
Painting fireworks with a dish wash – craft tools don’t have to be expensive and sometimes you need to improvise and be open to use household tools like a dish wash.
Firework salt painting – salt painting is so much fun. You have to give it a try.
Cupcake liner fireworks craft – time to stack up on those 4th of July cupcake liners because you can turn them into beautiful fireworks for a nice holiday display
Drawing fireworks with wet chalk – draw with chalk on the driveway or a a piece of black paper
Painting fireworks with a fork – a fork can make a great painting tool. We have a few plastic forks put aside for art projects.
Shaving cream fireworks – ask dad if he could share some of his shaving cream or head over to a dollar store for some cheap shaving cream. There are many fun shaving cream art ideas out there
Q-tip fireworks – be careful when using Q-tips with little ones. You can replace them with safety Q-tips and the effect will be the same.
Painting fireworks using a toothbrush – another inexpensive craft idea that uses a household item that usually doesn’t make its way to the craft room.