5 Firework Craft Ideas

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5 Firework Craft Ideas

Bonfire night is around the corner! I love this time of year, Halloween, then Day of the Dead and then Bonfire night soon after. Some of my favourite events packed together one after the other. Firework night has always given me cosy, family night vibes. We wrap up warm with scarves, gloves and hats, put our wellies on and fill our flasks with homemade hot chocolate. Then we head over to our local park’s bonfire event to watch their display the fireworks. The whole show of fireworks combined with music always feels magical to me and it those few minutes, everything else disappears and all feels perfect.

This year has been tough for us all and to top that, the latest government announcement has just confirmed another national lockdown which means definitely no firework events this year! We didn’t want to lose the magic of bonfire night so we’ve put together a few ideas for firework crafts that your little ones can enjoy at home and will keep them entertained all the afternoon. As most non-essential shops will be closing, we’ve made sure these are all fairly easy crafts with materials that you probably already have at home. Let’s get started!

Glitter Fireworks

What you'll need:

  • 1 A4 black card
  • PVA glue
  • Squeeze bottle with a small nozzle OR a thin paintbrush
  • Glitter

Fill your squeeze bottle with PVA glue. Make sure it has a nozzle with a small opening as this will make it easier to draw with the glue. If you don’t have this, you can also use a paintbrush with a thin tip to draw the fireworks instead.

Start drawing your fireworks with the glue. You can make them different sizes and shapes so they look more realistic. They don’t have to be perfect, just have fun with it! Next, pour the glitter over the drawn ‘glue’ fireworks. Once all the glue is covered, shake off the excess. (Tip: Place a sheet of paper underneath your work area so you can easily scoop up the excess glitter and reuse it.) That’s it! You’re left with a super shiny firework display that you can proudly show off.

DIY Scratch Art

What you'll need:

  • 1 A4 white card
  • Crayons
  • Black paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scratch tool (Craft stick, skewer, etc)

This one is such a fun activity for kids as you get to make and design your very own scratch art! Start off by colouring in the whole card with the crayons. Make sure you use lots of different colours in different places so you end up with a fun, colourful design.

Next, paint over the coloured card with black paint and allow to dry (We used water soluble paint).

Once dry, use your scratch tool to scratch out your designs and watch those colours appear! You can draw fireworks of all sizes and even add a few stars.

A ring with a bang

What you'll need

  • 5 tinsel pipe cleaners

This firework ring is incredibly easy but looks fab!

Carefully cut the tinsel pipe cleaners in half (you can save the other half for another craft below). Wrap the pipe cleaners around your finger and twist once to secure them in place.

Next spread the pipe cleaner ends out in different directions to make it look like a firework, and that’s it! You’ve got yourself a sparkly, firework ring.

Paint Explosion

What you'll need:

  • 1 A4 black card
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Scissors
  • Paint (in different colours including white)
  • Paper plate or other wide surface for paint
  • A fork
  • Paintbrush or an old toothbrush

This craft is great for younger children. We’ll be using the cardboard tubes as a stamp so with an adult’s help, cut little slits about a quarter way up the cardboard tubes and spread the ends out.

Pour your chosen paint colour onto a paper plate and dip the cardboard tube ends in. Press onto the black card to create a firework silhouette.

Next, using your fork, scrape the paint from the edges into the middle of the silhouette to create more of a firework explosion shape. Repeat with other colours. Finally for the finishing touch, dip the tip of your paintbrush in the white paint and using your finger, flick a few tiny specks around the fireworks to create stars until you have a colourful, scenic firework display.

In fact, the cardboard tubes look like fireworks themselves!

A fun alternative to this craft is using the leftover tinsel pipe cleaner halves from the firework ring (see above). Twist the ends of the pipe cleaners to secure them together and spread out the ends. Dip this into the paint and use it as a stamp to replace the cardboard tubes. You can also experiment with colours and mix the paints together for this one to help really little ones explore different combinations!

Firework pencil topper

What you'll need:

  • 1 pencil
  • 3 tissue paper squares
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

Layer the three tissue paper squares neatly on top of each other, you can use any colours you like. Using the glue stick, stick only one side of the tissue paper to the layer on top, until the three are stuck together by the edges. (See image)

Next, cut long thin slits, 2/3rds of the way up towards the glued area. Finally, start wrapping the glued area around the top of the pencil and glue the last bit to secure it.

Give it a little shake to loosen it up and done! Watch it shake as you write.

So get cracking with these explosions of colour and end bonfire night with a bang, (puns intended) and remember you can tag us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter @craftypartybox to share your creations with us. We love seeing them!


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