This fireworks craft is fun and easy to do. You get to explore color and use glitter. What a great way to celebrate the 4th of July.

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!

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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
  • glitter glue (optional, if you don’t like glitter than spreads everywhere)
  • scissors
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What to do:

  1. If you haven’t seen live fireworks before, or as a refresher, look at pictures and videos of fireworks online
  2. If using poster board, cut it into quarters/smaller pieces
  3. Snip around the edges of the cupcake liners and flatten them out
  4. Glue the cupcake liners onto the card. Have them overlap and fan out the snipped edges.
  5. Stick on stars
  6. Create trails with glitter glue
  7. Put glitter inside some of the cupcake liners
  8. Let it dry and then display!
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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)
Monster Feet

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Need some firework inspiration for your 4th of July craft? Check out this video of Sydney’s last New Year’s fireworks.

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Michayla Best

For over 30 years I have worked with children in a variety of capacities, whether as a teacher or tutor, a babysitter, a camp leader, or family advocate. I have always found a way to connect with children, to help them understand themselves and the world around.

I am Mummy to trinational twincesses who keep me on my toes with their questions, their commentaries, their shenanigans and acts of spontenudity.

Wife, world traveler, musician, crafting queen and self-proclaimed nerd; I love to take what I see, glean, know and help families to find their groove and be successful.

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