Blow painting firework craft

Blow Painting Firework Craft for Kids!

Kids will love making this adorable blow painting firework craft!

Fourth of July is coming up, and that means it’s time for fireworks! I know that kids sometimes have mixed feelings about fireworks because of how loud and intense they are. At a certain age all of our kids have been terrified of fireworks and end up spending the night crying every time they hear that loud “boom”! Luckily they outgrow that phase, but it still makes for a long night…

But no matter how your child feels about actual fireworks, they will love this adorable fireworks craft using blow painting! And making the craft can be a great time to talk about what your child can expect when the fireworks start going off.

Blow painting is an simple technique where you use a straw to move the paint across the paper. It’s really fun for kids to do and creates a great firework effect for the craft!

This craft is so easy to make, all you need to do is print off the template, prep your paint, and blow your fireworks! See below for more detailed instructions.

We have three different versions of the printable, an outdoor landscape, a city skyline, and the Forbidden City in China. Depending on which template you use, this is a perfect craft for the fourth of July, New Year’s Eve, or Chinese New Year. The darkened template makes it look like fireworks are exploding in the night sky over the scene and creates a lovely finished product for your child to display. And if you want even more city skyline options, you can use the templates from our city skyline watercolor craft as well.

My kids had so much fun making this craft and I know that your kids will love it too! Read on for instructions on how to create a firework craft using blow painting.

Blow Painting Fireworks Craft

Materials

  • Landscape printable (download below)
  • Cardstock paper
  • Paint- liquid watercolor paint or tempura (watered down)
  • Syringe or dropper
  • Straw
  • Paint palette or small cups

Instructions

1. Print out your landscape printable (download below)

2. Select you paint colors and make sure your paint is the correct consistency. If you’re using tempura paint, add water to make a free-flowing liquid. It’s a good idea to test it on a piece of scratch paper before using it on your template.

3. Use a syringe or dropper to drip a couple of drops of paint onto your template.

4. Gently blow through the straw to move the paint across the paper. Chase the paint across the page to make the characteristic light trails. Add more drops of paint as necessary until that firework is the size and shape you want it. This is a great time to just let your child loose to experiment with different blowing techniques, amounts of paint, and colors.

5. Let the painting dry and trim off the edges for a more fished look.

Things to talk about while making your firework craft

While your child is making their blow painting firework craft, use the time to learn about fireworks and the holiday you’re celebrating. You will want to cater this discussion to your child’s age and interests, but here a few ideas to consider.

  • Why do we have fireworks on this day? (Explain what the holiday is and why it is celebrated)
  • When were fireworks invented? (Most historians believe fireworks were invented in China around 200 BC)
  • What makes the different colors in fireworks? (The colors depend on the minerals used in the firework. Copper produces blue, barium makes green, sodium makes yellow, etc.)
  • Why are fireworks so loud? (The chemical reaction causes a rapid release of energy, leading to an explosive BOOM!)

This cute blow painting firework craft is the perfect way to kick off your celebrations, whether it’s for 4th of July, New Years, or Chinese New Year. Kids will love trying the blow painting technique as they create their own night sky lit with colorful fireworks.

Fireworks craft

Blow Painting Fireworks Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This blow painting fireworks craft is so fun to make and the final result looks fantastic!

Materials

  • Landscape printable (download below)
  • Cardstock paper
  • Paint- liquid watercolor paint or tempura (watered down)
  • Syringe or dropper
  • Straw
  • Paint palette or small cups

Instructions

  1. Print out your landscape printable on cardstock paper.
  2. Use a syringe or dropper to drip a couple of drops of paint onto your template.
  3. Gently blow through the straw to move the paint across the paper. Add more drops of paint as necessary until that firework is the size and shape you want it.
  4. Let the painting dry and trim off the edges for a more fished look.

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