Last year, Syd and I got stuck right in painting fireworks displays! Seeing as today’s Blogtober prompt is, “Arts and Crafts for Halloween or Bonfire Night”, I figured I’d share this cool Bonfire Night Painting we did…

To Make Your Bonfire Night Painting, You Will Need:

  • Black card
  • Paper Plates
  • Lots of colours of paint
  • Toilet roll tubes
  • Scissors

Step One:

First, cut up your toilet roll tubes to make some swirly patterns like these.

Step Two:

Put blobs of different coloured paint onto the plates. We bought primary colours and mixed those together to make the secondary colours. I also bought a couple of neon paints to make the paintings even brighter.

Step Three:

Syd got stuck right in, dipping the toilet roll tube fireworks into the paint and then pressing them onto the paper.

With some trial and error, we found it worked best if we left the paintings to dry between layers. That way the colours don’t all smush together.

Once the pictures had dried, the colours looked super bright, and Syd was really proud of her paintings. It was a messy activity, but aren’t all the best ones?

If you don’t have neon paint, you could always do the painting on white paper and then cut them out and stick them onto the black paper – they’ll look much brighter then.

Another Idea:

I think if we do it again this year, I might get some of these Calendar Pads to attach to them to make them into Christmas Gifts for her teachers and aunties….? At 15p each, they will make cheap, cute gifts.

Bonfire Night Painting

What do you think?

Do you think your kids would enjoy this activity? Are you a fan of messy play like this? I love it! The messier the better as far as I’m concerned! I never intended to blog this activity when we did it, so I don’t have any finished photos. It was great though.

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2 thoughts on “Fun Bonfire Night Painting With Kids

  1. brilliant! So easy to do as what family doesn’t have an abundance of toilet roll tubes!!! Definitely gonna try this in the new yr with the calendar inserts. #livinglinky

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