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Fireworks Craft


I had this fabulous idea to do a fireworks craft with Hailey today. I have done this project with older kids, but never a 20 month old. I figured I’d give it a try and go with whatever ended up happening.

What You’ll Need:

  • White paper
  • Red and blue paint
  • Straws
  • Newspaper to protect your table


Put a small amount of paint on the paper in a couple of different spots. Then blow through the straws on the paint to create the fireworks look. You can poke a few small holes in the straw to prevent the child from sucking the paint up.

I did have one problem- I only had finger paint which was kind of thick so it was hard even for me to blow on the paint to create the splatter look. The next time we do something like this I will use regular paint and water it down. Or, another option is to use water colored with food coloring.

But, Hailey had a blast and that is all that matters.

Getting started

Blowing through the straws didn’t work, so Hailey painted with the straws instead. It kind of looks like fireworks in this picture.

And soon she was finger painting.

The finished “fireworks” picture. Which doesn’t look anything like fireworks- but Hailey and I both had fun making it.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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4th of July Collage


So you might have started to wonder where I have been. Or maybe not. Either way, here I am posting a cute and easy 4th of July collage.

What you’ll need:

  • Red, white and blue paper
  • glue
  • Cut some various shapes and sizes cut out of the red, white and blue paper.

I pre-cut some stars and some different sizes and shapes of paper using decorative scissors.  Then Hailey enjoyed gluing the pieces on to her paper.


The finished collage.

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