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Handprint Fireworks

Yes, it’s time to start thinking 4th of July.  After all, it’s only a little over 2 weeks away!  Where has this summer gone already?!

hand print fireworks

Tottie and I started our 4th of July crafts by making hand print fireworks.  She had a ton of fun making them and I had fun watching her do it! She can’t wait to see the real fireworks now!

To make your own hand print fireworks, you’ll need:

  • Black construction paper
  • Finger paints
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Glitter glue (optional)
  • Paint brushes

handprint fireworks

Start by having your child paint their hand however they want.  We used red, white, and blue because it’s patriotic but you can use whatever colors you want.  Fireworks come in all kinds of colors.  Just have fun!

Then help press your child’s hand onto the black paper.  Make sure to keep the fingers spread because that’s the “squiggles” of the fireworks.

hand print fireworks

Once you have a bunch of hand prints and finger prints on the paper, and before the paint is dry, sprinkle glitter over the hand prints to make them sparkle.

Then, use glitter glue to extend the “squiggles” of the fireworks off the fingers and add some “squiggles” to the palm of the hand.

Let dry, then hang up and enjoy!

hand print fireworks