Create this fun firework art project using fidget spinner art. Fidget toys are great for many things, including creating a fun and fast art project! Use your spinner to paint fireworks that are perfect for the 4th of July! This spinner craft is perfect for Memorial Day, Independence Day, or any other time you need patriotic crafts.
Firework Art Project
The fidget spinner craze hit hard. Fidget spinners could be found in every corner of our house. And then the kids got over them.
Sure they still hold their purpose, for the people they were intended to help. But the craze is over, and I’m still finding spinners in random places in my house.
Fidget spinner art is a great way to re-purpose your dusty collection of fidget spinners. You can combine a fidget spinner with string to create a beautiful rainbow, or you can take them outdoors and let your kids make an amazing firework art project!
Along with amazing food, and fireworks; doing arts and crafts is one of our favorite 4th of July family traditions. This project can even be done outdoors, while people are waiting for the real fireworks to begin!
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Tips for making this fidget spinner art.
- This project can get messy! We recommend creating outdoors or in a space where the mess wont be an issue.
- Before you get started, make sure you use a fidget spinner that can easily be taken apart for cleaning.
- Show your child to aim for the outside of the spinner. The force created while spinning will pull the paint away from the center.
- Let your kids experiment with dripping the paint while it’s spinning or add paint and then spin. It is all about the process! There is no “right” or “wrong” way of doing this art project.
How to make a firework art
Below is our step by step tutorial for creating this firework art project. Feel free to print it for easy reference.
- 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.
- 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!Your child can start with the paint on the spinner, or add paint as it spins.
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More 4th of July projects you will love!
- Sparkling patriotic rocks – Perfect for hiding around town or decorating your 4th of July party.
- Mess-free glitter fireworks – Yep, that’s mess-free and glitter in the same craft!
- Paper tube fireworks – Grab some paper tubes and make these 3D paper fireworks!
When to make Firework art inspiration
Sometimes you see a craft and think, oh that’s cute! But then you don’t know when you will make it. Here are some ideas for this fun art project!
- Create this firework art at your 4th of July party, before the fireworks, while everyone is waiting to light off the real thing.
- Teach about color mixing. The red and blue sometimes mix to create purple. Try other color combinations!
- Because there is no “right or wrong” way to create this project, it’s a lot of fun for younger kids. A preschool class will love making this project outdoors!
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