4th Of July Fireworks Craft for Kids

I am not a very crafty mom, so when I look to do crafts I try to find ones as easy as
possible for my kids. This craft my 6.5 year old daughter made, and it was simple yet fun
for her!

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Materials needed:
1. Blue and red food coloring
2. Black construction paper (or any color you prefer)
3. Salt
4. Small straws or a dropper
5. Bottle of glue

Start off by having the kids draw on the paper with the glue in the shape of fireworks.
Then shake salt over the glue and make sure it covers all of it.


Mix water with the red & blue food coloring, and grab a small straw or dropper. Pick up
some colored water with the straw/dropper and put the water over the salt lines.

Let the craft dry overnight once done (ours was dry within 5 hours) and you will see
some really cool fireworks!!

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This was a very fun craft, and great for all ages.


My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    How cute is that? My kids would love this.

  2. Catherine S says:

    What a great craft idea. I need to do this with my niece and nephew they would love it.

  3. I love this idea. It’s easy to make, but it’s really cute. It seems like a lot of fun.

  4. Oh how fun. I have everything needed for this too. I will have to try this with my kiddos!

  5. These are really cute! I love little creative projects like these! I need to do some Fourth of July crafts!

  6. How simple and cute is this?! Love it and so would my children! Thanks for the great idea!

  7. What a cute and simple craft to make with kids to celebrate the holiday. I love glitter projects, just not the mess that comes with them. But it’s always fun.

  8. How about that? That’s a neat and easy little project! This would be a cute one for the grandparents!

  9. That looks like the perfect craft to do to celebrate the 4th, especially on a hot summer day… indoors with the AC on.

  10. What a fun little craft to get the kids in the spirit of the 4th! Going to have my niece over this weekend. We may have to make our own fireworks!

  11. What a cute, simple craft that doesn’t involve any of the danger of real fireworks!

  12. That’d be a lot of fun with my little ones. We are gearing up for the 4th!

  13. How fun! My kiddos are having so much fun being free to do whatever they want, but still love to work on crafts all together. This would be fun for all of them.

  14. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This is a fun craft to do with the kids. We love fireworks. We go every year to see them on the fourth of July.

  15. This is such a cute idea for a project! My kids love art projects and I’m sure they will love this one, thanks!

  16. You are absolutely correct. It is a delightful craft and perfect for anyone.

  17. What a fun fireworks craft! I could see my daughter having so much fun with this!

  18. Super cute idea! My niece would enjoy this.

  19. What a fun and easy craft! I love that you don’t need a lot of supplies to make it.

  20. My kids would have a ball with this craft! They love anything with glue and so easy to make!

  21. That’s a cute idea. I’m always looking for ideas for 4th of July crafts.