We had perfect, outside art, weather this morning, so I seized the opportunity to try some messy paint techniques I thought would work for firework paintings, with the little ones.
Then, we glued on zigzagged pieces of black construction paper, to suggest a mountain silhouette (if you live in the city, you could make a blocky sort of building silhouette instead).
The girls added groups of star stickers...
...with glitter paint tails.
Then, we attempted to add some paint splatters in different colors, to look like exploding fireworks, by tapping paint laden brushes over our paper. I was very glad we were using washable paint, because the paint splattered up, more than down, so we ended up wearing quite a bit of it.
When some of our splatters ended up bigger than we wanted, I ran in to the kitchen to get straws, so the girls could blow on them, and splatter them out. It's a technique I saw demonstrated, just this morning, on Superheros and Princesses. And, while we didn't have much better luck with it, than they did, the girls loved spreading the paint with the straws.
It's great to be a homeschooler.