Fireworks Painting with Straws

straw fireworks painting - Boston Moms

Straw fireworks are simple, great for all ages, and only require a few supplies!

Boston Moms contributor Shannon Gibson had a wonderful time creating this patriotic artwork with her little ones! 

Supplies Needed:

Flexible straws
Red and blue paint



Gather six or seven straws together. 

Stretch the bendable part of the straws out as far as they will go, and bend each one so it makes an “L” shape.

Gather the straws together and place tape around the long, straight parts of the straws to hold them together — you want the short ends of the straw to fan out. 

Dip the straws in the red paint and stamp the paper. 


Dip the straws in the blue paint and stamp the paper again.

Add some glitter to make your fireworks sparkle!

Boston Moms would love to hear your ideas! How do you plan to celebrate the 4th of July with your family? Tell us in the comments!