Fireworks are such a fun theme for kids arts and crafts projects, and they are so versatile too – you can make them in so many different ways!

We made these fireworks pictures using coloured sand, and white glue. You could try the same project with coloured salt too, or even just with loose glitter – whatever you have available in your craft cupboard.

coloured sand fireworks picture for new years eve or bonfire night

To make these pictures you will need:

  • Black card or paper
  • White glue / PVA glue
  • Coloured sand (or coloured salt) and / or loose glitter

Our coloured sand came ready coloured, and was left over from these sand art pictures we made recently, but you could also try dying your own using a similar method to the coloured salt

supplies for coloured sand fireworks picture

To make the sand art fireworks pictures, just squeeze glue onto the paper – this is great for developing hand strength in kids, and then once you’re happy with the design you’re ready to sprinkle your coloured sand all over.

squeezing white glue

Shake the coloured sand over the glue

sprinkling sand to make a fireworks picture

And tip up to remove excess

shaking excess sand from glue for fireworks picture

It’s fun to sprinkle some glitter over the picture too, to add some sparkle to your fireworks!

adding glitter to a fireworks picture

To finish off, we stuck on a title and a written sentence about the picture – which is optional if you want to include that. (It says “I made a firework picture.. I used sand and glitter”)

coloured sand fireworks picture

More Fireworks Art

Spinning Top Fireworks Painting

Fireworks Pictures with Chalk Markers

More Fun with Sand

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King of the Jungle Sand Art

Sandpaper Process Art

Fun Activities with Cra-Z Sand

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coloured sand fireworks picture