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First Grade Fireworks Art

First graders spent part of their "fun Friday" making firework art with Mrs. Hines. This is a fun craft idea you could do at home with your student. 

You will need 7 bendable straws, paint, and a piece of paper. Start by stretching out the straws as far as they can go and group them together in your hand. Spread out the top of the straws so they are sticking out. Have someone put a piece of tape around the bottom of them as you’re holding them. Let go and put another piece right under the top. Have the kids dip the straws into one color of paint first and stamp it all over the paper. If the paint does not show up well, have them press each straw individually against the paper. Add some patriotic colors of paint and your fireworks are done! Add some glitter if you want to add some sparkle to them.

Remember, whether you are a Picasso or not, for children, LOVE is spelled TIME. Spend some quality time with your student this summer and have fun!