Remember, remember, the 5th November

Hello! I know, I know, it’s been a while since I have posted anything… I’m sorry! Life has a habit of getting pretty busy when working full-time and looking after 3 children of your own! I hope to make it up to you with today’s activity idea for a bonfire night painting.


As you can see we have been making firework paintings using paints and straws and lots of puff! If you want to make a bonfire night picture too you will need the following:

  • Black card or white card painted black (I used black acrylic paint to paint our piece of card and allowed it to dry before we did our pictures)
  • A variety of different coloured paints (I used a mix of acrylics and poster paint depending on the colours I had available!)
  • Small pots of water (fromage frais pots are good for this)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Straw

And you need to do the following:

  • Put each colour of paint into a pot of water and mix with a paintbrush
  • Use the paintbrush to drop paint onto the black paper
  • Use the straw to blow the paint about the page
  • Repeat using the different colours until you are happy that your picture looks like a brilliant fireworks display

Have fun and if you are going to a fireworks display at the weekend enjoy yourselves and keep safe.