Fireworks are everywhere this week to celebrate Guy Fawkes’ failed gunpowder plot. Forget about the burning effigies and flaming bonfires or subjecting the babies to rather terrifying fireworks – here is a safe Fireworks craft activity to commemorate the day with babies and toddlers.
These pictures are a fun way to focus their attention with minimal mess – just remember to lay down some newspaper or a splash mat under the card to prevent your table from becoming part of the picture. You could also do this craft activity the day after they’ve been to a firework display (with their little hands over their ears!) so the little ones can recreate what they saw in the sky.
- Chunky crayons including black
- White card/cardboard
- Lollipop stick/plastic paintbrush
What your baby or toddler has to do
Next, give them the black crayon to colour on top of all the other colours until the whole card is coloured in.
The result should be a unique version of the sky on Bonfire Night!
Other Fireworks craft ideas to try:
- Pipe Cleaner Sparkler (glittery pipe cleaners)
- Bonfire Collage (tissue paper and cardboard)
- “Bonfire Night” Sensory Tub (black rice, foam stars, shiny beads, etc)
- Fireworks in a Jar (oil, warm water, food colouring)
Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Marks & Spencer in celebration of the launch of their gorgeous new Baby range.
Lein uses her creativity to set the children’s imaginations alight, and you’re going to want to steal each and every one of her birthday party ideas!