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Fourth of July Art

4th of July Art

It’s a Take A Minute Tuesday Two for One!!

With 4th of July just around the corner I thought we better do a 4th of July craft! Here is a simple art activity to do with your little and hang up in your home sweet home.

Glue and Salt Firework

Supplies

  • Bottled glue
  • Thick paper
  • Salt
  • Water colors and paint brush
  • Tray to contain mess

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Set Up

  • I did most of the glueing as I have very little ones. I made a few glue fireworks.
  • I set the glue picture on a cookie tray, with sides.
  • I added a small bowl with salt. I also added a VERY small spoon to transfer salt.

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Activity Time

My girls LOVED spreading salt on the glue. I was surprised by how much they enjoyed this part of the process

For the first few pictures they were very careful to put the salt on the glue. I reminded them they wanted to drop the salt and not touch the paper. Otherwise it would ruin the picture. After they filled the picture with salt I would fold it slightly and dump the salt back into the bowl.

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Each girl salted 3 firework pictures. It was really nice to have card stock paper for this activity. It stood the test of glue and little girls.

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At this point we had to wait for the salt to dry so I started them on the toilet paper roll fireworks. (we let the salt dry for a few hours)

DRYING INTERMISSION

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AND WE’RE BACK

I gave the girls their pictures and some water colors. The paints need to be very wet. I helped my youngest get water into her colors. Then I let the girls get busy! This was also more mesmerizing than I thought it would be. It was so fun to watch the color spread through the salt.

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TIPS

  • We kept bumping our salt pictures and it would flake off. We ended up softly tipping each picture over the garbage and letting the extra salt fall off.
  • Don’t swipe with the brush. Tell your munchkins to dot the salt and the color will spread on its own.
  • More water means the color will go farther on the salt.

My girls LOVED this activity. My 2 year old kept announcing, “I do more salt paint now mom” I wish the drying process were a bit quicker because the amount of time it took up in our afternoon was glorious.

Toilet Paper Roll Firework

Supplies

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Paper Plates
  • Tape (optional)
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Set Up

  • Cut the toilet paper rolls and pushed out the edges
  • Add paint to paper plates
  • Tape down paper

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Activity Time

This activity never gets old. My girls happily made fireworks with the different colors for 15 minutes.

I got distracted in the kitchen and my 2 year old’s fireworks got a little crazy!

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She was so enthralled in the activity I just asked her what she was doing and let her carry on! It added another 10 minutes onto her fun!

This simple activity was a perfect time filler for the salt to dry. You could even add a little glitter to the paint before it dries to give it that 4th of July glitz!

 

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