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Macaroni Craft: Painted Fireworks for the 4th


July 3, 2014
By: Melissa Hucal
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Melissa Hucal
Capture the perfect image of this summer's fireworks when you create your own through this simple painting technique. Gather your kids and a few supplies to make the red, white and blue sparkle.

You'll need:
  • Empty toilet paper rolls (2) or a paper towel roll cut in half
  • White card stock
  • Paint in red and blue and paint brush
  • Glitter
The steps to create this patriotic artwork are easy. If you're using a paper towel roll, cut it in half so that you have two tubes.

Cut vertical strips in each of the tubes, leaving a portion of the tube uncut at the top. We cut one of our tubes with longer strips than the others so that we could vary the size of the spokes on our fireworks. This will actually become the "stamps" that you use to create your fireworks.

Paint the spokes of one of the tubes red. Since you will be stamping, you will want to paint quick and thick. Stamp random patterns of red on your white card stock.

Repeat the same steps with the blue plate and your other tube, overlapping some of the red fireworks.

While the paint is still wet, sprinkle some glitter over your picture so that it dries with some sparkle. Display your fireworks with pride!

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