Easy Firework Art Project for Preschoolers and Big Kids

There is no better way of celebrating the 4th of July and New Year’s Eve with this cool firework art project for kids.

In fact, all you need is straws and paint to have an full afternoon of fun!

Let’s dive right in and see how the magic happens.

DIY Firework art for kids

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DIY Firework Art

The 4th of July is coming up and what better way of getting in holiday mood than with a firework craft for the kids. Or if you live overseas, try it for New Year Eve.

It’s super easy and even manageable for toddlers.

Here is what you need for this fun art project:


  • paper
  • paint
  • drinking straws
  • tape
  • brush
  • paper plate
materials for diy firework project

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Follow this easy step-by-step tutorial to create your own firework art.


Step 1:

Stretch your straws out as far as they go and group them together in your hand.

Step 2:

Bend them so they stick out as shown in the picture

Step 3:

Use the tape and secure it around in the middle and button of the straw bundle.

attach straws

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Step 4:

Either use a brush and paint on the bend pieces of the straw with blue, red, and white or let the kids dip the straws into the paint.

paint straws

Step 5:

Now use the straws as stamps to create your fireworks. Sometimes you have to press down on each straw individually if the color doesn’t show.

use straws as stamps

Step 6:

Now just let it try and enjoy your firework art project together with your children.

Did you like this easy craft for your 4th of July celebration? More Independence Day activities for your family can be found here. Take a look!

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