Painting Fireworks with Straws

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We had lots of fun painting fireworks with straws!  I’ve been wanting to try this technique since first seeing these cute monsters from Raising Sparks.  It was definitely a hit with the boys, so I think we’ll be doing it again!

 

Here’s what you’ll need:  Glitter glue (which we received compliments of CraftProjectIdeas.com), card stock, aluminum foil, a permanent marker, and a straw (not pictured).  

 

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1.  Cover a piece of card stock with aluminum foil.  Color the entire paper with a black permanent marker.

Optional:  You can use black construction paper, it just won’t be as vibrant as the colored aluminum foil.

 

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2.  Add your glitter glue.  We found it was best to make a starburst shape.  Then use the straw to blow the paint to look like fireworks!

 

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3.  Add more colors to make a beautiful fireworks display!

 

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Be sure to check out more fun 4th of July activities!  

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Less than two weeks until Independence Day here in the U.S.  Here are several fun 4th of July crafts and activities!

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There were lots of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few:

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Check out this amazing Portable Lego Kit from Mama Papa Bubba.

 

 

 

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12 Ways to Learn with Water Balloons

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Water balloons are a quintessential part of summer.  But they can also be a great learning tool!  Check out these fun and fabulous ways to learn with water balloons.  

 

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Mixing Colors with Water Balloons

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This was a super fun art activity for a hot summer day!  We had a great time mixing colors with water balloons!  We used water colored with liquid watercolors within each balloon to create secondary colors once they were popped and mixed!

 

Here’s what you’ll need:  liquid watercolors (you can use food coloring, but it might stain clothes/hands), water balloon pumper, primary colored water balloons, water, and a dish tub or plastic container.  

 

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This is the type of liquid watercolors that we use.

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 1.  Inflate the water balloons using each individual color inside the coordinating color of water balloon.  We have this water balloon pumping station and love it because of the tie-not feature (it totally saves our hands from having to tie a million water balloons).  :)

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 2.  Find a place (outside) to begin the color-mixing fun!

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 3.  Have your child choose two colors of balloons…

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 …and pop them in whatever way he/she would like.  Stomp, squeeze, or throw!

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 4.  Swish the water around to see what color the two balloons create.

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 Little Brother thought that this activity was pretty cool.  :)

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5.  Dump out the contents each time into a larger container…

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 …and see what happens when all the colors are mixed together!

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 Be sure to check out our Sum Splat learning activity also featuring water balloons!  

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Happy Saturday!  My site has been down off-and-on for the last few days as I was transferring hosting companies.  But things should be back to normal now (or at least I hope so).  In case you missed it, here is a fun post I shared earlier in the week.

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There were lots of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few:

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Check out this Star Gazing Telescope Craft (with free printable constellation cards) from Kids Activities Blog.

 

 

 

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This Race to 20 LEGO Game from Playdough to Plato is great for reinforcing place value!

 

 

 

 

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Need a last-minute idea for Father’s Day tomorrow?  Moms and Munchkins shares these free printable Father’s Day coupons.

 

 

 

 

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