Fireworks Process Art For Toddlers and preschoolers by @gloryiscalling #processart #pbloggers #kidscrafts #craftsfortoddlers
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Fireworks Process Art For Toddlers and Preschoolers

November and December are two magical months if you enjoy fireworks. It seems like during these two months, there are always fireworks going off somewhere, for some reason – no body is every quite sure why. The rubbish thing about fireworks when you’re little is that they’re usually let off after bed time and you have to wait until its dark in order to fully appreciate them.

So whether you’re getting hyped up for a nice night watching the fireworks, or whether you don’t want your toddler/preschooler to miss out, here’s the perfect activity to get the creative juices flowing: fireworks process art!

Fireworks Process Art For Toddlers by @gloryiscalling #processart #pbloggers #kidscrafts #craftsfortoddlers

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Fireworks Process Art for Toddlers and Preschoolers

This activity isn’t about the end result, it’s more about getting stuck in and having fun. Luke (aged 2) couldn’t wait to get his hands stuck in – quite literally. In a big dip serving platter I squirted some bright and colourful paints and in the centre and large dollop of glittery paint. The activity did start off with the use of paintbrushes, but that got boring quickly and Luke found that sticking his hands in and getting messy was much more fun.

Sensory Fun

The serving platters are big enough for toddlers and preschoolers to really get their hands stuck in and squelch about with the paint in each segment.

The glittery paint has a really gloopy texture compared to the silkiness of the normal coloured poster paint, so Luke had fun exploring these contrasting textures. He was very excited when he found out that you can mix the glittery paint with the bright and colourful paint, creating a lot of bright, colourful, sparkly fireworks.

Luke seemed to absolutely love this idea of process art and it’s something we are definitely going to focus on more this coming year. As time goes on, I’m sure the idea of more structured drawings or paintings will appeal to him, but right now getting your hands stuck in and enjoying yourself is what matters most, and I am completely okay with that.

Perfect For

This activity is perfect for the latter part of the year where it starts getting darker a lot quicker. This craft works great as a warm up to Fireworks night in autumn, as well as a New Years Eve activity in winter.

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Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.


    • Lukeosaurus And Me

      It wasn’t too bad, just escorting him to the bathroom without him touching anything was the biggest challenge. He refused to wash his hands in the kitchen. xx

  • Jenna Von

    This looks so much fun! I don’t have any children so may have to lend a family members to do something like this.

    I like the idea that children can be free with their imagination instead of having to paint certain things!

    Jenna von x

    • Lukeosaurus And Me

      Please feel free to share with whomever you feel would benefit from it! 🙂 Yes, I think the process of getting messy and being free is much more satisfying than the end result for them xx

    • Lukeosaurus And Me

      Just go for it! The messiness isn’t as bad as you would think. Clean up operations are usually just a wipe down and a hand wash, if it’s that bad I just chuck everything in the bath (including Luke) and let him loose with the shower! Bite the Bullet and have fun ! Xx

  • Kate

    Messy play is my favourite thing (and my daughters too luckily!), process art is brilliant and as you say at two years old so much better than structured artwork x

    • Lukeosaurus And Me

      Oh yes definitely! The clean up isn’t too bad afterwards really, it’s never as bad as you think it’s going to be and as long as you’ve had fun…that’s all that matters! xx

  • becky

    YES! Process art is amazing! We have ‘tried’ it a few times, and we had so much fun. As much as I love a good old structured activity the fun from process art cant be beaten!

    Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

    • Lukeosaurus And Me

      Haha, I think I’m going to give up on the structured things for a while and just have fun. It’s what Luke seems to enjoy the most! 😉 xx

  • Kaye

    What a fab idea. Archie is only 2 also so we didn’t get to celebrate with him much, but may have to store this one away for fireworks night this year. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays! Kaye xo

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