Fireworks Art For Kids

There’s something very magical about Fireworks. I love the look of awe and wonder on my kids faces as they look up at the night sky in anticipation. They love re-creating the colours, patterns and sparkle of fireworks with art too. Here are some easy fireworks art ideas for kids that you can try at home.

Fireworks Art Ideas

Toilet Roll Printed Fireworks

This is a really quick and simple idea. It works best if you pour the paint onto a plate in concentric circles, like a target. Dip the pre-cut toilet roll into the paint, then print onto your paper.

Salt Painted Fireworks

Not only is this a fun and fabulous science experiment, it’s a great fine-motor activity as well! It’s fun to see how far the water colour spreads, as it’s absorbed by the grains of salt.

Spin Art Fireworks

This is probably my favourite process art activity! I love opening the top of the salad spinner to discover the creation that it’s made!

Scratch Paper Fireworks

By Mum in the Madhouse

There’s something quite magical about scratching away the black paint to see the rainbow of colours underneath!

Fireworks Art Sensory Ideas

Night Sky Playdough

Add pom poms, buttons, pipe-cleaners, star cutters for the kids to use.

Fireworks Sensory Bottle

By the Babycentre

This is great for younger siblings. Use a hot-glue gun to stick the bottle lid on, so that it is safe. Sensory bottles can be very calming to play with. You can find out more about the benefits of sensory play and some ideas in my blog post Benefits of Sensory Play.

I love seeing your creations, so if you try any of these at home, don’t forget to share them tagging @Squidgydoodle on Instagram or Facebook and @SquidgydoodleHQ on Twitter.

If you fancy splat painting fireworks, you could buy the Autumn Squidgydoodle Craft Box ‘Spooky Art’ which also includes some Halloween ideas.

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Lucy At Home UK parenting blogger

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  • Karen, the next best thing to mummy Posted October 26, 2018 9:00 am

    I used to have a spirograph set when I was a child which I used to make firework paintings#kidsandkreativity@_karendennis

    • Debbie Denyer Posted October 29, 2018 2:46 pm

      I remember Spirograph sets very fondly! I never thought of using them for Fireworks, that’s a great idea!

  • Malin – Sensational Learning with Penguin Posted November 1, 2018 3:42 pm

    Lovely ideas, as always! I’m quite keen on giving the paper roll fireworks a go 🙂 x #KidsandKreativity

    • Debbie Denyer Posted November 2, 2018 11:45 am

      Thanks Malin, I’d love to see a photo if you do. Tag me @Squidgydoodle on Facebook, or Instagram and @SquidgydoodleHQ on Twitter

  • Kerry Posted November 2, 2018 8:54 am

    Some great ideas, I particularly like the salad spinner idea, might have to give that one a go! Thanks for linking up to #KidsandKreativity, really hope to see you at the next one x

    • Debbie Denyer Posted November 2, 2018 11:46 am

      Thanks Kerry, The salad spinner painting is great fun. You definitely need to try it. It’s the only reason I have a salad spinner!

  • Jo (A Rose Tinted World) Posted November 2, 2018 2:51 pm

    Some amazing ideas here. Love the salad spinner idea. Never use mine for salad anymore anyway #BlogCrush

    • Debbie Denyer Posted November 3, 2018 1:38 pm

      Thanks Jo. It’s so much fun! Beats spinning salad!

  • Liberty Posted November 7, 2018 12:47 pm

    You are fully of great ideas – I love the salad spinner painting too! #blogcrush

    • Debbie Denyer Posted November 7, 2018 7:35 pm

      Thanks Liberty, Spin painting is great fun. You have to give it a go. I love opening the lid and seeing what you’ve made. It’s very addictive!

  • Daydreams of a Mum Posted November 8, 2018 10:52 am

    I always remember making firework paintings at school was so much fun!! They were never as impressive as these ideas though. I particularly like the salt one !! #blogcrush

    • Debbie Denyer Posted November 8, 2018 12:02 pm

      Thanks Kelly. I remember making Firework paintings at school too. I have a vague recollection of flick painting Fireworks on black paper, with toothbrushes covered in paint. I’m not sure how much of it ended up on the paper though!

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