Crafts With Kids: How To Make a DIY Firework Painting

The Fourth of July is fun for adults and kids alike, so it’s the perfect combo for a holiday craft! With Fourth of July craft ideas everywhere on Pinterest, we found painting fireworks to be a fun one. However, we made it a lot easier for the kids with a little hot glue. Get to showcase your love for red,white and blue in this easy family project.

Things you need:

  • Paint (we used acrylic)
  • Bendy straws
  • KD-160F (ultra low temp Surebonder Cool Shot glue gun)
  • Surebonder Cool Shot Hot Glue
  • Paper
  • Paper plate

Safety first! We do not recommend kids under the age of 14 to use a glue gun, however, our KD-160F is an ultra low temp glue gun so it is safer to use around them. The glue gun not only is ultra low temp but also has an insulated nozzle which will help with safety.

Choose 4 straws and split them in pairs. Glue two straws side-by-side and be sure to glue them evenly and with the bending portion of the straws together at one end.


Next, glue the other pair of straws on top of your first pair creating a bundle of 4. Be sure to keep the bending side of all of the straws together on one end.

To create our firework stamp, on the side where the straws bend, bend them out and away from each other. This will create a starburst stamp.


From here on out it is your kiddos turn to take the stamps and make them spectacular fireworks!


Just carefully dip the starburst into the paint, then press them on the paper. Move the stamp clockwise and stamp again to create a fuller, more intricate firework.

Stamp colors separately or mix! Allow your child to be creative and create the fireworks any way that they want. As long as the paint is on the paper of course! Love this craft? Let us know in the comments below!


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