Play dough fireworks!

Here’s a simple, sensory play idea from my daughter: play dough fireworks!

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Firework paintings

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.

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Firework crafts and cookies

These firework crafts are cookies are great whether you’re celebrating 4th July or planning ahead for Diwali, New Year or 5th November. All the ideas are child-friendly – no noisy bangs, but some yummy edible fireworks and gorgeous craft ideas.

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Catherine wheel firework craft

Perfect for Bonfire Night or any time you need some fireworks, here’s an easy way to make a Catherine Wheel.

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Take a circle of paper or thin card. Fold it in half to make a semi-circle shape and make a cut, but not all the way to the centre. Unfold the circle and fold it again to make a semi-circle the other way. Make another cut, but again, not all the way to the centre.

Unfold your circle and fold one corner of each quarter section into the centre. Fasten in place with a paper fastener.

Decorate your Catherine wheel with sparkly stickers and sequins. Add ribbons or streamers to the edges for extra twirling effect.

Roll up a piece of paper into a long tube shape to make your handle. Use the paper fastener to attach the Catherine wheel to your handle.

Then blow! Here’s Take One – not quite as easy as she thought!

And here’s Take Two – when she’d mastered the art of Catherine wheel twirling.

Did you notice she blew so hard the feather flew right off? I do love L.

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Firework craft

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With both Bonfire Night and Diwali being celebrated this week, we thought we’d get the glitter out to make a firework painting.

1. Use some black paper to be your sky.

2. Put a small blob of paint on your sky and blow it out into a firework shape using a drinking straw. Make sure you use runny paint, make sure your blow rather than suck, and make sure you keep your hair out of the way! You can make great explosion shapes.

3. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle on some glitter to give your fireworks some extra pizzazz!

4. Leave your pictures to dry, shake off any excess glitter and display your fireworks on the wall.

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