I’m not the biggest fan of fireworks, but they do inspire inspire lots of lovely craft, science and activity ideas, so I’ve put together a collection of my favourite easy firework crafts for you. First up is a classic firework in a jar. This is great for learning about density, how oil and water don’t mix and also looks amazing! I am always surprised at how the food colouring firstly stays in a perfect sphere in the oil and then drops and explodes when it hits the water. This activity is definitely full of awe and wonder!
Easy Firework Crafts
You could make some spin art fireworks using a salad spinner. These always look fantastic and are super easy to make and set up. We’ve made spin art galaxies and lots of other variations over the years. I wouldn’t recommend using the spinner for food afterwards though, so do use an old one.
Or, how about a chromatography firework? This is brilliant for discovering which colours are hiding in the ink of your pens! You could even turn this into a fun challenge to find the ink with the most hidden colours, brightest colours or ink that separates the fastest.
This firework painting activity from Learning4Kids looks like great fun and a wonderful way to reuse toilet rolls! You could even use this to try some colour mixing.
We love this sparkler craft from Kids Craft Room too.
Claires Little Tots has some lovely firework play dough for little ones. Play dough is brilliant for improving hand strength and fine motor skills so a wonderful activity for toddlers.
Fantastic Fun and Learning has some wonderful firework straw rockets. Try aiming these straight up or at an angle to see how the flight of the straw rocket changes.
Red Ted Art has a massive collection of firework crafts including noisy things, crafts and even a firework hat!
Finally In the Playroom has a wonderful spinning top firework activity. You could try using different size spinning tops to see how the pattern changes.