4th of July Fireworks

I admit that until recently I have had a glue phobia.  I rarely had let my kids use the stuff by themselves before I started this blog.  I was so afraid of the mess, but little by little I have been facing my fears and letting them take charge of their art projects.  It really has been a good experience, plus we get to do fun things like this easy firework art I discovered in the latest issue of Family Fun magazine.

You need dark blue or purple paper (night sky), glue, and things to stick to your glue - we used glitter, some leftover rainbow rice, sugar sprinkles, and dyed pasta

Let your child draw a design with the glue, sprinkle the glitter or whatever you have on hand, shake off the excess and repeat until it looks just right to you. There's really no wrong way to do it. 

Linked at It's Playtime and The Sunday Showcase.
Elmer's Washable No Run School Glue, 4 oz. (E304)


  1. I love the variety of fireworks your kids created. The pasta and rice added a great 3-D element. thanks for sharing on It's Playtime.

    Rachele @ Messy Kids

  2. what a great project. me and my daughter should do this some time

  3. these are so fun! Like how you added the rice & pasta too - we love working w/food - so fun!

  4. This is a great way to work with fine motor skills as well- great project (yet another one)! Thanks for linking up with us............



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