July 4th is such a magical holiday. I love celebrating our country’s independence. Time with family and friends. Grilling out. All the red, white and, blue. Most of all I love fireworks. I always have, but after becoming a mother fireworks were suddenly even more magical. The bright glittery colors popping across the night sky and the big booms are so fun to see through the eyes of my girls. With some parts of the country in drought and some parts of the country experiencing wet rainy day after wet rainy day, it’s possible the best way to make sure your kids get to see a good fireworks show is by making one in your own home. Without the actual big booming explosions and fire hazards of course.
What’s more patriotic than red, white, blue, and glitter? Nothing if you ask my girls. And me.
Supplies needed to make a beautiful Firework Spin Art Fourth of July Craft
- Red, white, or Blue card stock cut small enough to fit into the bottom of the salad spinner
- Red, white, and blue washable paint (we added in some silver for fun too)
- White school Glue
- Salad Spinner
How to make Spin Art Fireworks
1. Drop pea sized dots of paint around the center of your square or rectangle of card stock.
2. Place the paper into the salad spinner put the lid on and get the paper spinning. It will only take a few seconds of spinning for the paint to do its thing. Once the paint is spread out like a firework set the paper aside to dry.
3. When the paint is dry drop pea sized drops of glue onto the paper.
4. Place the paper into the salad spinner and give the paper a spin. When the salad spinner has spun the glue dots out across the sheet like a firework sprinkle glitter over the glue.
My girls loved using our salad spinner for paper, paint, and glue instead of kale or lettuce. Although, they usually enjoy the greens, paint was much more exciting. If you’re a little apprehensive about using glitter the fireworks look fantastic without the glitter, but the glitter does kick the fireworks up to a whole other level. And adding the glitter gives you and your kiddos the chance to use the salad spinner a little more for spinning paper instead of greens. Now you can enjoy fantastic fireworks even if rain, wind, or drought ruin the real firework show.