Create this fun firework craft using fidget spinner art. Fidget toys are great for many things, including creating fun paint fireworks that are perfect for the 4th of July! Firework art made from fidget spinners are perfect for Memorial day, Independence Day, or any other time you need patriotic crafts.
Fidget Spinner Art
The fidget spinner craze has hit hard… They are everywhere, including our house. I have to admit they can be fun to play with, but I couldn’t help but find more ways to play with a fidget spinner! Of course getting creative was the direction I went. What we came up with was not only a fun process art project but was a perfect way to create fun fireworks!
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- A Fidget Spinner. One you can easily take apart to clean.
- Water Based Paints.
- Paint Containers. One per color.
- Pipettes. If you don’t have these medicine droppers work well too.
- Paper. You can use thicker paper if you are planning on saving a couple, but we used printer paper for a few as well.
Process Art Fireworks Video
The best way to show these process art fireworks is via video… I can’t get over how the camera captures the movement of these spinners!
Before you get started, make sure you use a spinner that can easily be taken apart for cleaning. In the video you will see my daughter did hit the center. We cleaned ours and it is still working fine. However, you want to show your child to aim for the outside of the spinner. The force created while spinning will pull the paint away from the center.
Start by watering down your paint. This will help them drip and splatter! I did not measure this… It was about a 2:1 ratio paint/water. Make sure you are able to squirt the paint. Set your spinner on your paper and play! You can experiment with dripping the paint while it’s spinning. Or add paint then spin. It is all about the process! There is no “right” or “wrong” way of doing this. They create what my kids found to be fireworks when we were done. Since the Fourth of July is right around the corner, we will hang a few of them around the house! When you are finished take your fidget spinner apart and rinse and dry well.
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Don’t forget to Pin this patriotic craft for later!