Painting fireworks can be a blast for both kids and adults. If you can exhale through a straw, you can paint fireworks that might just leave an impression like Monet. Follow the steps below and you're bound to make a big splash.
Things You'll Need
- Black or navy blue paper for the night sky
- Cupcake liners
- Washable paint in fireworks colors
- Plastic spoons
Cover your work area with newspaper to protect it and lay out the paper you've chosen for the sky.
Distribute one cupcake liner for each color of paint that you plan to use.
Squirt a little bit of paint into each cupcake liner.
Spoon a small amount of water into each cupcake liner and stir. Use a separate spoon for each color. Add enough water to thin the paint but not so much that it's completely runny.
Drop a spoonful of each paint color in random spots on the sky paper.
Grab a straw and blow the paint out into the night sky to create fireworks. Be sure to move the paper around and blow in different directions.
Sprinkle glitter on the fireworks when you're finished and before the paint dries. Step back, ogle your creation and repeatedly say, "oooh" and "aaah."
Tips & Warnings
- Before mixing water into all the colors, practice getting one to the consistency you prefer and then mix the others up.
- Use paper the size of placemats for the night sky. Once completed, laminate and use for placemats.
- Children should be supervised by an adult when using paint and blowing through straws.
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