Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fourth of July Fireworks

Fourth of July. It makes me think of barbecues, sparklers, watermelon, swimming, and of course, fireworks. Last year was the first year that Logan stood awake for the fireworks. And he loved them. Here he is last year watching them:

Our town doesn't have their annual fireworks display until the week following the fourth, but I figured now was a great time to attempt a firework craft. I pulled out our art bin and Logan picked out markers, bingo markers, and paint brushes.

Logan and I may or may not have sung Katy Perry's "Firework," while doing this activity. *cough* A couple of times. *cough*
I had him color with the markers or bingo daubers onto coffee filters and cupcake liners. He then painted with water over his drawings to give them a softer more blended look. Once they were dry he used a glue stick and sprinkled them with glitter.

Excuse the cat tail, please. That's just my cat, Scout, trying to investigate all of Logan's artwork.

Tomorrow when they are completely dry, we are going to hang them in a window and the sun will shine through so the fireworks are visible from both inside and outside.


  1. Those look great! Thanks for linking up with Fun for Kids Friday : )

  2. Very Fun! We did something similar and used a spray bottle of water to create the blended look.

  3. Cute. I like the added glitter on them.

  4. Very cute idea! My 2 year old will love this!

  5. These turned out great! Thanks for linking them up! I like the addition of glitter. Simple crafts are my favorite.

  6. So cute!!!! My favorite is your cat's tail. :-)

  7. I love your post and all of your holiday spirit! I'm visiting from Be Different Act Normal! I’m hosting my first ever blog party and its all 4th of July-all Red, White, and Blue! I’d love for you to link up and share with me!

    Hope to see you over at my place soon!
    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife

  8. Very cool. I love using bingo markers in our artwork. I love the cat tail in the photo! Thanks again for sharing at

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea to use cupcake liners! He looks like he really got into and really made his mark on those fireworks! LOVE them!

  10. Thank you so much for linking this up! I love it! So cute! Perfect for my first blog party celebrating the 4th of July!

    I'm hosting my first ever weekly blog party and it starts today! It is called {re}create into something new! So please link up anything that you have reinvented, repurposed, recycled, revamped, reused, reorganized or redone!

    Thanks again!
    Kaitlin--The Not So Simple Housewife


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