What better way to get ready for the 4th of July than painting your own fireworks with straws! Kids of all ages will have a blast with fireworks painting!
The 4th of July is a time to celebrate America’s independence. We do that with parades, American flags, and fireworks!
Make Your Own Fireworks Painting with Straws
To make your own firework painting, gather the following supplies.
Supplies needed to paint fireworks:
- bendable plastic straws
- paper plate
How to Make Your Fireworks Stamp
Group three straws together with the tops even with one another. Have someone hold the straws together for you.
Next, tape them in a couple of different places above the bendable part of the straws. (I had my daughters hold the straws while I taped.)
Stretch out the bendable part of the three straws. Twist the straws in three different directions.
Now, you have a firework stamp.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you have as many stamps as you would like. (My daughters and I made a total of 4 stamps.)
Painting Fireworks with the Straw Stamps
Pour your choice of paint colors on to a paper plate. (We chose red, white, blue, and silver. Perfect for the 4th of July!)
Dip a straw stamp in the paint.
Then, push the colored straws gently on to the paper to create your fireworks painting.
Repeat step 5 with another straw stamp.
That’s it! So simple.
Let Each Child Take the Lead on their Fireworks Paintings
My daughters wanted the fireworks to have more than three lines. So they added more lines by using another stamp.
One of my daughters chose to do one color on each of the straw stamps she had. So, she had one stamp with only blue, one with only red, and one with only silver paint.
After she finished stamping her fireworks, she tapped the paint-filled straws over the paper.
This created a splattered effect!
My other daughter decided to do three different colors on one stamp. So, one of the straws was red, one was blue, and one was white.
She also wanted to use black paper instead of white paper.
I couldn’t argue with the fact we watch fireworks at night in the black sky. So, the black paper made sense.
I wasn’t sure how well the red and blue paints would show on the black paper, but the fireworks ended up being quite vibrant.
She tried to keep the colors on the straws separated by bending the straws up when dipping them in the paint.
A few of the colors blended together, which I thought looked neat.
I love how each of my daughters had her own idea of how to complete this firework craft.
Try another one of our fireworks craft to top off your celebration.
It’s simple, fun, and possible to do with only a few supplies. Just like this one!