Make Firework Art With Your Kids for the 4th of July!

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Happy 4th of July!

If you’re looking for an easy summer craft idea to celebrate the 4th of July, check out this cute firework art method using drinking straws! It’s perfect for the kiddos and you probably already have all the supplies needed to make an inspiring masterpiece at home.

Make fireworks using Straws

For this fun 4th of July craft, you’ll need just 4 simple supplies that you might already have at home. We’ll be bringing our firework art to life using red and blue acrylic paint, bendy drinking straws, white printer paper, and scotch tape. Note that Pipe cleaners can also be used in place of plastic straws.

If you don’t have paint on hand, consider “stamping” white craft glue instead and then fill in with different colors of glitter.

DIY firework art


Supplies Needed

  • Red and blue craft paint (or whatever color you want your fireworks to be)
  • Plastic bendy drinking straws (or pipe cleaners)
  • White printer paper
  • Scotch tape



Tape together about six drinking straws with the bendy ends facing outward.


Dip the bendy ends in paint and “stamp” down on paper. You may have to use your other hand to push each straw all the way down. Do this multiple times overlapping fireworks on the paper.


Next, do the same process while switching colors and going over the same fireworks you stamped with the first color.


Set aside and let the paint dry. Enjoy your new artwork!

4th of July Craft

My daughter loved this easy firework art idea so much that we ended up painting fireworks using acrylic paint on a plain cotton canvas bag. It turned out to be a cute and colorful way to embellish a bag that she can use for summer camp or a trip to the library!

You can also have your kids create their own firework art on white T-shirts if they want something festive to wear for the 4th of July!

Head over here for more fun and easy kids crafts!

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 4

  1. Margaret

    Cute idea ❤️

    • Taylor (Sidekick)

      Thanks Margaret, I hope you have a happy 4th!

  2. K

    You can do the same thing with an empty toilet paper roll if you cut one side of it and save the plastic straws

    • Taylor (Sidekick)

      Oh cool, thanks for that tip, K!

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