We have missed out on Country Kids posts for the last couple of weeks as with Mr T not able to go out, its not really easy to go and have outdoors family fun! Even though we missed the 5th November we were able to find some fireworks still going on over the weekend, and we were able to go along. It would have been such a shame to miss out as all of the children love Fireworks and I have to admit, so do I! Watching from the window does not give quite the same experience as wrapping up warm and going out in the dark to watch a proper fireworks display. It’s probably our favourite part of Autumn! We went to Chipperfield, a village in Hertfordshire not too far away.
Earlier in the week we were busy making Fireworks crafts, so if you want to see or want some ideas hop over here. But for now, here are some pics from our Fireworks night:
Getting ready to go!
Some great fireworks:
Aunty Helen came with us
Mr T and Mr R having mini cupcakes from the stalls (they also got fresh donuts from the stalls, Mr Z loved them so much!) Mr R in the best teddy hat and more fireworks!
I couldn’t help thinking of how much they have grown since last year! Here’s some of last years Fireworks Night pics:
We love Fireworks night! With Mr T being in hospital recently we weren’t able to take the kids to a display this weekend (although hopefully the coming weekend we can!). Luckily, our next door neighbours had a display in their back garden last night which the boys were able to watch from their window so they haven’t totally missed out. Fireworks are one of the best parts of Autumn for me. Mr Z obviously feels the same, as watching the fireworks from the window he said they were “awesome epic wow” – which is quite a compliment 😀 As well as watching Fireworks, we could have lots of fun with Fireworks crafts
As well as watching Fireworks, sparklers, eating toffee apples, and wrapping up outside in warm hats and gloves; Bonfire and Firework Night crafts have to be an essential part of a British childhood in Autumn! Halloween is fun, but as far as I’m concerned – Fireworks night is the best!
Here are some of our Bonfire and Fireworks craft ideas: 3D Bonfire picture: Very simple – Craft Maize (its this stuff if you’re not sure) for logs for the bonfire then ripped up firey colour tissues, with glitter, stars and sparkle for a bit of extra Bonfire Night magic. This can be done even by quite young toddlers, if you guide them roughly where to stick things and could be made really intricate and cool by an older child. Black Paper and Chalk: An even simpler idea. Black paper for the night sky, and chalk for the splashes of colour zinging and zapping out from the fire works! Chalk shows up very strongly on the black so can be quite effective. Mr R (2) loved scribbling with the chalk, and the good thing is that any shapes and designs could work as fireworks really!
Paint and Glitter: For young children, simply shaking some glitter into their paint will give a more sparkley and firey effect to their painting, helping their Firework paintings to look more effective. Mr Z painted the whole sky dark blue and then added some dashes of glittery paint.
You can also do a chalk silhouette of the roof tops and then add the glitter and paint fireworks in the sky above.
With young children, sometimes it works best just to gather a range of suitable supplies and let them get on with it, rather than a very structured craft (depending on the child – my boys like their artistic freedom!)
So here’s some ideas of materials perfect for Bonfire and Fireworks Night themed crafts and pictures:
Coloured Tissues: Reds, Oranges, Browns and Yellows for fire. Any colours for Fireworks!
Maize, or real Twigs from the garden to make a bonfire
Autumn leaves to add an outdoors effect
Silver and gold card
Tin foil or shiny metallic sweet wrappers
Silver, gold or coloured stars – sequin stars or star stickers
For some other Bonfire and Fireworks ideas and resources Have a look at:
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