4th of July crafts are a great way to keep the kids entertained coming up to Independence Day. It also sparks up the topic of conversation about American history and can be great for the kids education. Our pick of the crafts this year is 4th of July firework salt painting! This craft can get slightly messy, however a little bit of preparation goes a long way. It is simple and easy and kids will have a fantastic time making it and they will love the results.
Paper (black really makes the colors pop)
Watercolors + paintbrush
To start, put down some cookie sheet on your work surface. Then place your black paper on top. This way the cookie sheet will catch any run-away salt and make the cleaning up process a breeze!
Use the white glue to draw out your design on the black paper. The thicker the glue, the better. You can also draw the design with a pencil first and then trace over it with the glue.
Next, sprinkle salt over the glue while it is still wet. Make sure you cover all of the glue with salt. Shake off any excess salt.
Now it is time to paint the salt. Use red and blue for patriotic colors, which gives this craft an American touch. You will need to get the watercolors very wet. You will want the color to drip off the paintbrush. This way you can paint the salt by barely touching it, so it will keep its shape.
You can now leave the fireworks to dry, and you are done! Watch how the salt sparkles when it is dry. Just like fireworks!
You can use food coloring and an eye dropper instead of the watercolor and paintbrush. It just depends what you prefer to use and what is easier for your kids.
To make the craft simpler for the little kids, you can use red, white and blue glitter instead of salt. Just sprinkle the glitter directly onto the glue, leave it to dry and you are done!
You can spray the dry fireworks with hairspray so that it lasts even longer without flaking off. If you spray, make sure to do it outside or in a well ventilated area.
Happy Independence Day!
Now the kids fireworks are all ready! And I’m sure with all the buzz around the craft they are super excited for the 4th of July.