4TH of July

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I know this 4th of July is a bit different. Most likely you will not be participating in large groups parties. That doesn’t mean you can’t have some great fun.

I’m going to give you some activities that you can do with your kiddos. The weather report is HOT! You may want some fun ideas, take a break and cool off a bit.

Straw Rocket Science Activity for Kids with Free Printable

Materials for Making Straw Rockets

free rocket template

Directions for Making Straw Rockets

1. Print out the free rocket template. Color the rockets and cut them out.

how to make straw rockets

2. Cut the bottom off a plastic pipette and attach it to the back of a rocket using tape or glue dots. (We love having a stash of plastic pipettes at home. They’re so fun to use with painting and often come in handy for various science activities- like with our color arrays. And they’re super inexpensive!)

how to make straw rockets

If you don’t have any plastic pipettes handy, you can use a straw instead. (Just make sure this straw is wider than the other straw you’ll be using for launching.) Cut the straw to fit the length of the rocket and tape one end shut so it’s completely sealed. Attach it to your rocket with glue dots or tape.

making straw rockets

3. Slip a straw into your pipette, and you’re ready to launch!

science for kids: how to make straw rockets

4. Give your straw a big puff of air, and watch it take off!

launching homemade straw rockets

Extending the Straw Rockets Science Activity

  • How does the angle you launch your rocket affect the distance it travels? Try out different angles and record the results.
  • Can you design your own rockets to attach to the pipette or straw? Which designs work better?
  • Try adding another fin to your rocket with tape. How does it affect the flight of your rocket?

If you received the bubble supplies from last week maybe you didn’t use the pipettes, you could use them for this activity.

Check out this link – great family activities and weekly raffles https://www.wgbh.org/distance-learning-center/family-activities

Paper Tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids: Materials and Tutorial

Paper Tubes
Kid-Friendly Paint
Black Stock Card
Plastic Plates
An Old Newspaper
Scissors

Step 1: To create the firework stamp, cut a number of slits into one end of the paper tube and work around the circumference leaving about a centimeter between each cut.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Paper Tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids | A process led Fireworks Art Idea for Kids using recycled materials to create firework backdrops for newspaper cities, towns and landscapes. A brilliant craft for Bonfire night, New Years or 4th July Celebrations!

Step 2: Spread the paper tube strips outwards.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Paper Tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids | A process led Fireworks Art Idea for Kids using recycled materials to create firework backdrops for newspaper cities, towns and landscapes. A brilliant craft for Bonfire night, New Years or 4th July Celebrations!
Step 3: Place the paper tube into a plate full of paint.
Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Paper Tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids | A process led Fireworks Art Idea for Kids using recycled materials to create firework backdrops for newspaper cities, towns and landscapes. A brilliant craft for Bonfire night, New Years or 4th July Celebrations!
Step 4: Stamp the paper tube onto the black stock card.
Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Paper Tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids | A process led Fireworks Art Idea for Kids using recycled materials to create firework backdrops for newspaper cities, towns and landscapes. A brilliant craft for Bonfire night, New Years or 4th July Celebrations!

Step 5: Supply your Arty Crafty Kids with multiple colours and fill the Black Stock Card with fireworks!
Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Paper Tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids | A process led Fireworks Art Idea for Kids using recycled materials to create firework backdrops for newspaper cities, towns and landscapes. A brilliant craft for Bonfire night, New Years or 4th July Celebrations!
Step 6: Cut out some landscape newspaper clippings or other pictures
Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Paper Tube Fireworks Art Project for Kids | A process led Fireworks Art Idea for Kids using recycled materials to create firework backdrops for newspaper cities, towns and landscapes. A brilliant craft for Bonfire night, New Years or 4th July Celebrations!

Step 7: Glue the newspaper clippings onto the fireworks painting.
Use your imagination, you could do this with a brush, a fork, pom poms, a ball, toothbrush, pipe cleaners, flowers, straws – above looks like a Koosh ball to me (do they even make those anymore?)
Firework Painting – Juggling With Kids
pipe cleaners

You will need

  • Cups
  • water
  • food coloring
  • q-tips
  • salt
  • bottles of liquid glue
  • copy of the above firework picture
  • thick paper, like cardstock
  • Add food coloring to dye water desired colors, add enough to dye it ark because it will lighten up on the project. You can always just do this with glue and glitter
  • Cover the fireworks with the liquid glue
  • Sprinkle salt to cover all of the glue
  • Dip a qtip into colored water
  • gently dab the water onto the salt and watch!
Salt Fireworks Craft for Kids - Crafty Morning

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