SCRATCH SOME FIREWORKS
Based on a lesson submitted by B. Church - teacher at Teetersville School.
- To mix various art mediums.
- To create fabulous firework art for Canada Day - July 1st and Independence Day - July 4th ... or any other day of the year that is worth celebrating!
What You Need:
- Manilla tag (8 1/2 x 11)
- black paint & paint brushes
- wooden skewers
What You Do:
- 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.
© B. Church and KinderArt
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