We started our 4th of July celebration earlier this week by painting some fireworks. To start, I diluted some acrylic paint in water, about 1 part paint to 4 parts water. Then used a medicine dropper to drop the mixture onto some pieces of card paper. Jack and I took drinking straws and blew them onto the watery paint blobs, which splattered everywhere for a groovy fireworks effect. I thought this was very cool, and Jack thought so too because he kept shouting 'Wow wow wow!' when the blobs of paint splattered. That's the compliment he reserves only for the highest of praise. My mommy ego was totally stroked. Sadly my camera battery needed recharging when we were blowing the paint, so there are no good action shots of that activity. However, here's a few photos taken after the paint dried.
Next I cut the card up into quarters to make thank-you cards for Jack to write (with a little help) after he has his number two birthday in a month.
Like a lot of crafty experiments we try, this was an idea I saw somewhere else. However, I apparently didn't bookmark it. So, if you are the one who originally posted this idea, please do leave a comment with a link to your very clever idea, whoever you are master fireworks artist.