How to Paint Fireworks


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

  • Newspaper
  • Black or navy blue paper for the night sky
  • Cupcake liners
  • Washable paint in fireworks colors
  • Water
  • Plastic spoons
  • Straw
  • Glitter
  • 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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