an activity for preschoolers:
Recreate the sights of a beautiful fireworks show!

before you begin:
To create these colorful and explosive scenes, you'll need the following: paint in various colors, construction paper, craft rolls and paper plates. Pour some of each color of paint onto a paper plate—one color per plate.

activity goals:
To experiment with colors and shapes by representing fireworks.

Choose red, white and blue for a more patriotic theme, or allow children to explore their creativity with a variety of paints. Shimmering metallic paints provide a unique touch!

let's get started

step 1
To make fireworks paint stampers, cut one end of a craft roll in 1/4" strips halfway to the middle and bend the resulting flaps outward. You should create a stamper for each color of paint.
step 2
Dip the flaps of the art roll into the paint and stamp onto a piece of construction paper.
step 3
Repeat step 2 with different colors using a different art roll for every color.
step 4
Allow the artwork to dry and display for a collaborative classroom fireworks scene.