Fireworks Activities for Kids

I personally love fireworks. As my girls have gotten older and used to the loud noise, they’ve started enjoying fireworks, too.  In anticipation of the Fourth of July, we’ve been doing some fireworks activities. Here is a collection of some of our favorites around the web. You’ll find sensory play ideas, fireworks arts and crafts, and even some creative firework-inspired foods. Sensory Play Fireworks Play Dough from Fantastic Fun and Learning Firework Bubble Sensory Play from Momma’s Fun World Popping Fireworks {Read More}

Fireworks Play Dough

For the past couple of weeks our play dough option has been this simple but fun fireworks invitation. The girls love creating a “night sky” full of sparkly fireworks. This post contains affiliate links. Materials Play dough made from the recipe in The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book and Wilton Icing Gel Metallic star beads Red, white and blue glitter pom poms similar to these but in assorted sizes. Tinsel stems and chenille stems Mini “fireworks” made using our fireworks ring tutorial. Star cutters in {Read More}

Fireworks Wand Craft

This year for the Fourth of July we had fun making safe “sparklers” from I Can Teach My Child. They were quick and easy, and the girls loved playing with them. Of course, the girls preferred to call them “magic fireworks wands.” This year for New Year’s Eve I thought it would be fun to make some new ones with even more sparkle. You could make them in advance for the young kids who will be over celebrating or set up {Read More}

Fireworks Painting

Yesterday I shared how the preparation for this craft inspired Lovey, and we ended up with some lovely fireworks rings. This is the original craft I had planned. Add some sparkle to your holiday theme with these easy fireworks paintings using homemade fireworks paintbrushes and glitter paint. This post contains affiliate links. Materials Dark Paper-We used black card stock. DIY fireworks paintbrushes (paintbrush tutorial) Sparkly and metallic paints-We used metallic silver, metallic gold, and a mixture of red and glitter {Read More}

Fireworks Ring Craft

Do you ever start a craft project with an idea in mind and then it evolves into something very different? That’s how these quick and easy fireworks rings came about. I was getting materials ready for another project, and Lovey said, “Yay! We’re making sparkly rings?!?” How could I say no? We took a break from the project I had planned spent some time adding a little glam to our day. As it turns out they make adorable jewelry to {Read More}

New Year Traditions-A Day of Family Fun

New Year’s Eve has changed quite a bit since I became a mother, but so far the girls are so young that the night is still largely an adult night. They are soundly tucked in their beds before most of the New Year’s Eve festivities begin, and it is fun to spend some quality time with adults. However, we do have a lot of kid-centered fun on New Year’s Day. This year I decided to take some of our traditional {Read More}