My daughter had so much fun making these firework paintings! Perfect for Bonfire Night and Diwali, here are two ways to enjoy some hands-on, colourful firework art.
It’s a firework time of year around now, with Diwali on 3rd November this year, and Bonfire Night here in the UK on 5th November – and fireworks paintings are super hands-on fun to make.
We used a big piece of black card for our first painting. It’s good sometimes to have a bigger space to paint, and really be able to stretch out and express yourself. Using card rather than paper when you know the children are going to be really hands-on, is a good idea, as it can withstand a lot more paint!
Then it was time for action! Handprint art is such a fun and active way for children to explore painting. My daughter absolutely loves it, and it works really well as a firework-inspired technique, as those colourful fingers look like explosions in the sky.
We also tried a different firework technique, this time on a smaller piece of paper. My daughter wanted to explore some more with the glitter glue and sprinkles, and we talked about the best way to prepare the paper, so the glitter would stick to it. She decided to spread glue all over the paper…
and then she used the little tubes of glitter glue to draw out an exploding firework. We really like these glitter tubes,as they’re easy for the children to use themselves – easy to squeeze out the glue and still control where it goes.
Ready for a whole year of exploring through the senses? Super Sensory Invitations to Play is a delightful resource that encourages your children to explore the five senses through the year, using a wide variety of sensory materials. It includes 52 invitations to play, linked to the festivals and seasons of the year, and including water, ice, dough, rice, paints, sand, sensory tubs, and more.
They are easy, simple, and fun ideas that you can use right now to give a multi-sensory boost to your play and learning. It comes with a printable recipe book featuring all our favourite recipes for play. Come and see more here.