Every now and then the inspiration for a craft comes out of the strangest events. This evening our daughter was eating ice cream and dropped a big glop of it on the floor. The splatter it made reminded me of fireworks, so we decided to find something else to drop (more intentionally this time) to recreate it. We were going to try a ball, but balls roll...even when covered in paint. So we went and grabbed our ball with a string! When I was a kid this thing was called a koosh ball...I have no idea what it's called now, but there's a picture of it provided. This firework craft was a huge hit at our house and had a ton of "again!" factor.

What you'll need:

  • Koosh ball
  • Paint (red, white and blue)
  • Black construction paper
  • Glitter
How to make your koosh ball fireworks:
  1. Spread out some newspaper on the floor and place a piece of black construction paper on top.
  2. Dip the koosh ball into the paint and dab it onto the paper to create fireworks
  3. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle on some glitter.
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