Happy Independence Day! I’ve always loved, loved, loved the Fourth of July. There is something magical about the summertime, patriotism, family and friends, the traditions, music, and fireworks. I love our country. God bless the USA!
I have a perfect tradition that you can start with your kids: a fireworks painting craft!
The best part is that it requires only a few objects to make this beautiful fireworks picture.
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- Paper (I used white, but you really can use any color)
- Recycled toilet paper roll (the number depends on how many paints you want to do or if you want to mix colors on one roll)
- Paper Plates
- Tempera or acrylic paint (preferably red, blue, and white for the holiday!)
- Start by cutting a toilet paper roll into 2″ long fringes on one end. Open up the fringe so that it lays flat against the table.
- Then put red and blue paint on one plate. My daughter just mixed them so it leaves a cool tie-dye look. Or you can use three rolls/plates – red, white, and blue paint.
- Place the roll onto a paper plate onto the paint.
- Finally, have your child stamp the roll onto the paper. Repeat to add more fireworks until it fills up the paper.
This 4th of July kids craft and art activity is SO much fun! I love quick and easy holiday projects that don’t require a lot of prep work or time. My three-year-old also loves it so much that she asks to make more firework pictures. It’s definitely on our “repeat activity” list.
What’s your favorite 4th of July tradition?