1. Take 6 or 7 bendy straws in your hand. Using the rubber bands, tie them together in a bunch with the bendy part at the top. Once they are tied together, bend down each top of the straw to form a firework burst shape. This will be what you use to make the prints.
4. Repeat the step above with different colors all over your page to create a beautiful fireworks display.
Hand Print Flags
Old white shirt (or white material)
Red, white, and blue paint
Wooden stick (we used cooking skewers)
1. Paint the palm and bottom of thumb of one hand blue. Paint red and white horizontal stripes onto the fingers. Place this hand straight on the shirt.
4. Wash the paint off and repeat the step above for the top part of the flag, next to the blue.
5. Using the paint brush, paint white stars (or dots depending on the size) on the blue part.
6. Let the Paint dry.
8. Using glue, attach the flag to the stick for your own small flag made by your child’d hands!
Recently we have been doing a lot of hand print art, from Star Wars characters to animals and everywhere in between. Turning their hand prints into art has become one of my kids’ favorite activities. Even Charlie loves doing this, although it took a few times for him to get over how slimy having paint on his hands feels. He even tries to cover his hand in maker to make prints now on his own. Luckily, all the markers are washable, and he is trying to be creative. These flags are about the same size as the mini flags you get around this time of year. However, ours seem to be a bit more durable and, of course, much more personalized.
Glow in the dark paint
1. Choose where you want to Start in the middle of with one color and work your way to the outside with that color.
2. Choose the next color, filling the firework with more lines again starting in the middle and working your way out.
3. Repeat the step above with however many colors you want in each fire work, making the burst in the middle more filled in and spreading the further out you go.
4. Add glitter paint on after the glow paint dries to give your firework a final sparkle and pop.
This craft is very much up to you in how you design it. You can get very creative in how you paint on your fireworks, what colors you choose, and anything else you may want to add. I used glow paint and regular paint to get the color effects that i wanted, but I made sure I used at least 1 glow color in each firework. The results are awesome in the dark! Originally, I was going to paint HAPPY 4TH OF JULY on the shirts but decided against it so the shirts can be worn for more than just the holiday. The most important tip I have for this craft is HAVE FUN!