Summer brings cookouts, backyard parties, swimming pools, and fireworks! We were in the mood for some summer fun and creating these fireworks painting art did the job. A little bit of sparkle made the artwork really pop. And what art isn't better without a little glitter, right??
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Fireworks Artwork Craft
We started with blobs of red paint and blue paint on a Styrofoam tray. Add a handful of cotton swabs and we were ready to go.
We used the cotton swabs to stamp the red and blue paint onto white paper into our fireworks shapes. Stamping the paint covered cotton swabs was a super messy and sensory painting experience. We mixed the colors for some of the fireworks to get a nice red and blue mixture into purple. This was a great time to talk about the colors and how they mix to make purple.
The fireworks painting needed a little something.
Fine Motor Fireworks Activity
We used clear glitter and sprinkled it on while the paint was still wet. It stuck right onto the paint and made our fireworks really pop.
Pinching the glitter was such a good way to work on fine motor strength during a fun craft activity. Using the index, middle finger, and thumb to grab up the glitter and sprinkle it around is a great tripod grasp task. Using those three fingers to manipulate a material like glitter in a controlled manner strengthens the intrinsic muscles of the hand. Intrinsic muscles are those little muscles within the hand that are essential for controlled pencil manipulation and many other fine motor tasks.
This fireworks painting craft was just right for some easy sensory summer fun. Celebrate the season with fireworks art!
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