I’m getting a little nervous about the 4th of July. My two year old has a newly-developed fear of any loud noise — a truck driving by, the vacuum cleaner, sirens, etc. I can only imagine what the sound of firecrackers is going to do to her. We are looking for some earplugs!
This project is an easy way to make a “silent” fireworks display.
July 4th Art Project: Chalk Fireworks
- Black paper
1) On the black sheet of paper, make a small dot with a piece of chalk (I found a few pieces of thin chalk, but we also used sidewalk chalk). Make short lines in a circular shape around the dot. Continue adding lines around the dot until the firework is the desired size.
2) Place a dot somewhere else on the paper. Repeat step one. A good idea that we did not do (as you can see by the photo) is to have a piece of paper under the non-drawing hand to prevent smudging!
I have read (but not tried it myself) that you can spray the chalk drawings with cheap aerosol hairspray to set them. Has anyone ever tried it?!!