This may be H’s favorite project we have done in a long time! Every year we take a trip to the lake for the 4th of July and they put on a HUGE fireworks show. As the 4th approaches, fireworks become a big topic of conversation around here. So a quick firework painting project seemed like a good idea 😉
I found these puffer koosh ball thingys at Target in the dollar spot (bonus they light up when you hit or throw them so this added to our firework festivity!). Everything else we had around the house: random craft paint, some glitter paint (because everything is better with glitter :), paper plates for the paint, an old party table cloth as a drop cloth and some paper. I poured the paints on the paper plates and really just let H explore and test out different methods to make fireworks.
We tried just dipping the koosh balls and dotting them on the paper, more paint and less paint….
He tried holding the koosh balls by the little strings and “bouncing” them on the paper.
We finally discovered the method we thought made the best fireworks (and really was the most fun) was to dip the koosh balls, hold them high above the paper and drop them 🙂 It just made the perfect “splat”
We agreed it would be super fun to hang some paper and throw the paint dipped puffers, but saved that for another day when I had bigger pieces of paper :/
When we were done I rinsed off the koosh balls in the sink and they cleaned right off and the lights still work perfectly!