SCRATCH SOME FIREWORKS
Level: ECE, Primary, Junior, Middle School, High School
Grades: PreK and up | Age: 2 yrs and up | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater and Jantje Blokhuis-Mulder
[Andrea and Jantje are co-creators of KinderArt.com]
Crayons and tempera paint are all you need to make fireworks pictures. Based on a lesson submitted by
B. Church - teacher at Teetersville School.
What You Need:
What You Do:
- Poster paper
- black tempera paint (or black ink) and paint brushes
- wooden skewer sticks or toothpicks
- Look at pictures of fireworks or, if possible, home videos or movies that have firework displays.
- Talk a little bit about fireworks, what they are, how to be safe when using them or watching a fireworks display.
- Then, have the children take a sturdy piece of art paper.
- The entire sheet is coloreds over with crayon using a variety of bold firework colors. None of the manilla tag should show through.
- Once this is completed paint over the entire piece with black paint. The paint should be black like the night sky.
- The paint should cover the entire crayon work, but not be so thick that it will crack when it dries.
- Once the paint has dried, each student takes a wooden skewer and scrapes off a fabulous firework design.
- The colors showing through will appear as the fireworks appear in the black night sky.
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