We had some festive Fourth of July fun at our house today!
First, we did fireworks paintings. We drew fireworks with glitter crayons on white heavyweight paper. Then, we painted a “night sky” over them with watercolors. The crayons resist the paint and make a nice effect!
To make fireworks in a glass, we covered the bottom of a bowl with vegetable oil, and then added food coloring. We added 1-2 drops of each color. Then, we stirred a little with a fork. The food coloring won’t mix with the oil, so it just breaks up into tiny balls of food coloring.
Then, we poured the oil and food coloring mixture into a glass of warm water. It works best if you pour slowly and carefully.
It was a lot of fun to watch!
More Fourth of July Fun:
Check out our CD spinners from last year for another fun art project.
My friend Esther has a great idea for making red, white, and blue layered drinks!
Kids Activities Blog featured sugar cookie bars with patriotic sprinkles – yum!
Here are some fun patriotic lanterns.
I hope you all have a safe and happy Fourth of July!