5 firework crafts for kids

Glitter firework picture

As families celebrate Bonfire Night and Diwali, it’s the month for seeing the sky light up with colour. These firework crafts are the perfect celebration for kids aged 2-plus. They’re big on sparkle with zero BANG!

1) Glittery firework sky: make a dazzling firework picture

Glitter firework picture
Sensory play: a glitter firework picture

You’ll need: a glue stick, glitter, black paper and some other sparkly craft bits (if you like)

  1. Your child fills the sky (black card) with fizzes and swirls with their glue stick.
  2. Then they sprinkle on glitter. And shake it off.
  3. Finally, add some more sparkly details with pompoms, pipe cleaners or sequins (if using).

 2) Magic firework painting: this simple crayon-resist idea makes a magical colourful sky

Crayon resist firework painting
Crayon resist firework painting

You’ll need: white paper, colourful crayons, black paint and a paintbrush

  1. Ask your child to fill the page by drawing exploding fireworks- can they draw dashes, squiggles, zigzags and swirls and use lots of different colours?
  2. Next, they paint over the top of the whole page with black paint. The wax from the crayon will resist the paint so the fireworks pop out.

 3) Celebration play dough: add a bit of magic and sparkle to modelling clay

You’ll need: play dough, sequins and glitter

Your child simply squishes the sequins and glitter into the dough to make it sparkle!

4) Firework drawing: a quick activity that encourages younger children to practice mark making

You’ll need: drawing supplies

Just ask your child to pretend their crayon is a firework. They zoom it across the page and shout BANG! Swirl it and make a whooshing sound. What other firework actions and sounds can they make until they’ve filled the page?

5) Diwali Rangoli picture

Diwali rangoli craft
Diwali rangoli craft

You’ll need: a paper plate, crayons

Rangoli patterns are circular, so a paper plate makes a perfect base. Simply ask your child to draw and colour repeating patterns on the plate. They can copy this one or create their own. See if they can make the shapes and colours symmetrical. Can they include circles, spots, waves and petals?