When we think about 4th of July, it conjures up many different activities – parades, grilling out with friends, and fireworks! There is something special about staying up late, in the hot weather (and in GA it is also VERY humid) to watch a celebration full of loud bangs and spectacular light displays. Fireworks are always fun. Here is a simple 4th of July craft to celebrate fireworks.
I grew up in Sydney, Australia, and the New Year’s Fireworks are always brilliant. I have always felt spoilt to have such a wonderful display every year. We have yet to take our girls to see fireworks – for several reasons (the main one being, if they are up late they are in a terrible mood the next day). But that doesn’t mean we haven’t looked at them online and explored how we could do some fun fireworks crafts.
This is a fun craft to do and it looks beautiful displayed on a wall. It is a great craft for all ages. When we did this we had a 2 year old, 7 year olds, and a 45 year old……and we all had fun!
You will need:
- black card stock or poster board
- cupcake liners of different sizes and colors (metallic ones are especially cool)
- star stickers
- glitter glue (optional, if you don’t like glitter than spreads everywhere)
What to do:
- If you haven’t seen live fireworks before, or as a refresher, look at pictures and videos of fireworks online
- If using poster board, cut it into quarters/smaller pieces
- Snip around the edges of the cupcake liners and flatten them out
- Glue the cupcake liners onto the card. Have them overlap and fan out the snipped edges.
- Stick on stars
- Create trails with glitter glue
- Put glitter inside some of the cupcake liners
- Let it dry and then display!
There is no right way or wrong way to do this craft. It is your visualization and craft. I love how different personalities come out when crafting. Let your fireworks escape the black!
I hope you have fun with this. Summer is the perfect time to do some crafting.
Here are some other craft videos for inspiration:
Fluffy Side Walk Chalk/Paint
French Knitting (Toilet Roll Knitting)
Need some firework inspiration for your 4th of July craft? Check out this video of Sydney’s last New Year’s fireworks.