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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 a full afternoon of fun!

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

DIY Firework art for kids

DIY Firework Art

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

It’s super easy and even manageable for toddlers.

Here is what you need for this fun firework art for kids:

Firework Art Materials

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

To enjoy New Year’s Eve, Memorial, or Independent Day in style round up your activity with this delicious Fruit Sparkler, and American Flag Snack Tray, or find more Memorial Day Crafts here.

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

Easy Firework Art Instructions

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 bent 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!


This easy preschool firework craft is perfect for Independence Day or New Year’s Eve. Toddlers can do it by themselves and it is even manageable in a group and classroom setting.

My kids had a great time and even my oldest enjoyed this messy play activity.

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For those who learn best through video, here’s a great demonstration of this fun fireworks art project.

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