4th of July Preschool Art

To make awesome firework designs, I put about 5 – 6 different colors of tempra paint on a plate so that the colors are touching . Do not mix the colors though. Then, I have the children use a popsicle stick or tongue depressor to dip the long edge of the stick into the paint across the colors. Then, the children may print it onto construction paper. You may need to show them how to put it into an “X” then a “I” through the middle and lastly a “-” throught that. So that it makes a star design, and there you’ll have beautiful, vibrant fireworks! (even though this may sound a bit complex or hard to visualize what it may look like, it is very fun and ages 2 and up may participate, obviously with more assistance given. Also,it looks just as great if they don’t make it into a “star-shape” but to create thier own designs.) TIP: this art looks best if used on black construction paper.*have fun*

Dip net dish scrubber into gold paint and other colors as well. Press onto black construction paper to represent fireworks.




  • Kathy January 27, 2018 at 7:23 pm Reply

    Decorate oatmeal boxes for use as percussion instruments. Read a preschool July 4th book, or a parade themed book (Pippa at the Parade is a good preschool example). Then stage your own preschool parade.

  • daym June 11, 2016 at 3:48 pm Reply

    Pom Pom Fireworks

    This is sooooooooooooooo easy and fun.

    You will need spring clothespins, pom poms, paper, and paint.

    Attach a pom pom to a clothespin. Dip the pom pom in paint. Splatter away!!

    Use different sizes of pom poms to see what different kinds of fireworks you can create!

  • meme June 11, 2016 at 3:39 pm Reply

    I like to make handprint flags with my class. it’s so easy, too!! It’s a two day process.

    Day 1: Each child will receive a large white piece of paper. Have them dip their hand in blue paint and stamp it in the upper left corner (the stars). Let dry.

    Day 2: Let the children paint red stripes on the paper. Let dry.

    Voila!!!! A cool flag!! You could do this for all the Patriotic Days.

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