Fireworks Preschool Craft with Confetti and Glue
Celebrate a festive occasion like New Year's Eve with this easy fireworks craft. Kids can make their own version of a sparkly fireworks display with colorful confetti and a bit of glue.
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Colorful fireworks displays are often part of New Year's Eve celebrations. The local community in my area of town comes together to organize an annual barbecue to accompany the fireworks.
The event is noisy and colorful and heartwarming, and a great send-off into the new year.
Fireworks craft for kids
This fun activity was inspired by the image of the sparkling bursts of color from fireworks being tossed in the air like confetti! Kids will love making these amazing pictures on New Year's Eve, or for any festive celebration.
Only a few supplies are needed to set up this activity.
Supplies for confetti fireworks
- construction paper
We made our own confetti by hole punching scraps of paper. The more confetti you have the better, so be prepared to do lots of hole punching! This is a great fine motor activity for kids to do beforehand.
The desktop 3-hole punch is easy to use and does most of the work for you. Be sure to supervise kids when using this or any office tool. A hand-held single hole punch is great for working those hand and finger muscles! This tool comes with a variety of cut-out shapes to add even more interest to this art activity.
Try a combination of different hole punch tools to make lots of confetti.
Instructions for confetti fireworks
1. Spread glue in lines on the construction paper to resemble fireworks.
You can draw lines with chalk for younger kids to follow if preferred. There doesn't have to be a set pattern for the resulting picture, so kids can be creative with the design of the glue lines.
2. Spread paper confetti in a tray or on a large piece of cardboard. Lay the glued side of the construction paper face down on the confetti and rub gently over the paper with your hand.
3. Lift the paper and turn it face up to discover fireworks! You can add bits of confetti to fill in places where you want more color by pinching confetti with finger tips.
This fun activity engages creative and fine motor skills, and is largely child-led. The resulting picture will make a beautiful decoration for your celebration.
Follow our New Year's Eve with Kids board on Pinterest for more fun ideas!
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