Did you enjoy the bonfire/fireworks night festivities at the weekend? We had a blast over at the Alexandra Palace fireworks display in London on Saturday night. But now it’s Monday, Guy Fawkes Day (remember, remember, the 5th of November) the excitement may have already fizzled out just a little a bit. But don’t worry, there’s lots of ways to get involved with bonfire night at home with the kids that don’t involve getting the sparklers out.
We find that the best type of craft activities are ones that have minimal adult guidance and let the little ones go a bit crazy with the good old glitter and glue. So this one is perfect if you are happy to let the mess go and take a back seat * singing ‘let it go’ at the top of your voice whilst avoiding eye contact with the mess is optional, but also very therapeutic!
What you will need:
We started off by making our pipe cleaner firework stampers. The easiest way to do this is by taking two pipe cleaners and cutting them in half (adults help needed here). Hold the 4 pieces together and swizzle them together near(ish) to the bottom. You should end up with what looks like a mini witches broom. Next, unfold the ends into the firework shaped stamper. We made a few of these in varying sizes.
Set out your paper and paints.
Get stamping! Little Button found that layering and mixing up the colours created some lovely effects. The stamper can be used in all sorts of ways, so think outside the box (hint: swirl and twirl).
Let it dry.
Let them go with the glue and glitter to decorate their fireworks picture. As tempting as it is to yell ‘don’t mix the glitter’ there really isn’t any point. The excess can easily be scooped up into another container to be used at a later date.
And there you have it, a super easy, super fun fireworks painting for Bonfire night.