Monday, June 27, 2011

Fireworks Stamping

I think I am going to need to invest a bunch more $$ in puffy paint. I think my little guy would paint all day long if I let him. Something about the little tiny tips at the end and the opportunity to squeeze large amounts of paint out of them is amazing to him.

I loved this project because it was simple.

Materials Needed: square pieces of cardboard, puffy paint (or other types of paint that can draw raised lines), black or dark colored paper, and a marker.

1. Draw your firework pattern onto the pieces of cardstock. My little guy said, "no mommy, you draw it"... so I did.

2. Add paint lines on top of the markered lines. I did the paint the first time to model for my son... and then he did the rest. This was his favorite part.

3. Turn the cardboard over (paint-side down) and start stamping!

4. Do more layers to build up the fireworks.

5. Let dry and display!

Or cut around them, add glitter, and try out these cute 4th of July glitter popsicle stick crafts from Nick Jr.!

Source: via Kristina on


  1. Kristina- What a fun idea! I am going to try this in the next few days! Thanks for the idea!

  2. What a FUN idea! I love this and think we'll be trying this! :)

  3. Great idea - I like how these turned out!

  4. You can make puffy paint with equal parts of self rising flour, salt and water. Put them in old glue bottles (or you can purchase small bottles for making sand crafts at a craft store). He can squeeze the paint out just like puffy paints and it won't cost you so much.

  5. Awesome advice Sara! I am totally going to try that. I hate feeling like I can't be liberal with the paint :)


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