Thursday 2 November 2017

Sponge splat fireworks sensory paint activity

We can spend a lot of time in our house looking out the bedroom windows over fireworks weekend. Fireworks used to be a real worry for us but slowly, the boys have come to delight in the sparkles in the sky.  We prepare for them coming and this sensory splat craft is a fun way to talk about it.

The kids loved this easy firework stencil painting activity last year so we're trying more paint this time.

To make your own splat fireworks effect picture like above you will need:

  • Paint - various colours like fireworks and we've used paint with a sheen to be more effective. You can use fluorescent paint, metallic paint or our favourite pearlised paint.  Alternatively just add some glitter to regular kids paint.
  • Water
  • Glue and glitter - although we cheated and used glitter paint
  • Black or dark paper works great but it's fun on whatever colour you have
  • Sponge cut into a circular shapes or sponge balls - one for each colour
  • Bowls for your paints (and sponges)
Then it's simple, aprons on and sleeves up!

Add a coloured paint to each bowl and add a few drops of water, just to help it 'splat'.  If you are not in the habit of getting painty fingers then use sponge cut into circular shapes.  Get your kiddie to dab and splat the shapes onto the page.  

If it's all about mess in your place then see if you can get some sponge balls.   Have fun (outside probably) throwing paint coloured balls down onto or at your page. Careful - things will get messy!

For either way, put the bowls of paint around the table or outside to get the kids using their motor skills.  Once a bit dry you can finish off with extra glue and glitter or metallic marker pens

What ideas would you try out with a fireworks theme?

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  1. A great way to teach little ones about the colours that light up the night sky at this time of year. #littlemakes

  2. I love this idea, it looks like so much fun and such a great way to celebrate fireworks! #littlemakes

  3. This looks so so fun! I was looking for a bonfire craft too so great timing. #littlemakes

  4. This looks such fun! We will be giving it a go for sure #littlemakes

  5. This looks like a lot of fun! Bet they loved this! #littlemakes

  6. This is my first visit to your web journal! We are a group of volunteers and new activities in the same specialty. Website gave us helpful data to work. Paint by numbers


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