Firework art

Firework art

No party is complete without decorations, and Bonfire Night inspires lots of creativity with bright autumnal colours. Simple yet effective, straw paintings are fantastic, messy fun with a really striking result.

You will need:

  • Coloured paper
  • Washable kids’ poster paints 
  • Straws


  1. Cover the table or floor with scrap paper – this will get messy!
  2. Pour paint into cups or a palette and thin out by mixing in a few drops water so it has a slightly runnier consistency. Firework art
  3. Drip a little paint at a time the paper, then use the straw to blow the paint in different directions across the paper. Try using thicker and thinner paint, different coloured card, colour of paint at a time or two or three at – all will create different effects. Firework art

What’s next? Sit back, relax and enjoy the party!