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Kindergarten July 4th/Independence Day Activities: Paper Fireworks

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Who says paper art has to be 2-dimensional, flat, and blah? Help your child turn strips of paper into a quilling-style firework. If you cut the strips, they’ll be bigger than quilling paper and easier for small hands to manipulate.

What You Need:

  • Construction paper in various colors
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • Pencil
  • Clothes pins or binder clips
  • Black construction paper
  • White glue
  • Aluminum foil

What You Do:

  1. Using construction paper of various colors other than black, cut the paper into 1-inch wide strips.
  2. Help your child roll 8 or more of the strips into tight coils around a pencil. When the strip has been rolled, add a dot of white glue to the end and hold it in place with a clothes pin or binder clip.
  3. When the glue dries, slip the finished coils off the pencil.
  4. Glue these coils together, on end, near the top of a black sheet of construction paper. This will be the center of the firework.
  5. Begin rolling a coil but leave a long tail. Make at least 8 of these streamers. You will use them to form the star burst shape for your firework.
  6. Glue the streamers onto the paper one at a time. The easiest way to apply glue to the entire streamer is to put some glue on a piece of aluminum foil and dab the paper into the glue. Position these streamers around the center of the firework.
  7. Let the glue dry and then the firework is read to display.

Help your child make several pieces of firework art to set up a special art show for the 4th of July.  

Updated on Jun 28, 2013
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