Kids are going to love this simple, fun to make bleeding tissue paper fireworks craft for kids of all ages. This is perfect for summer, fourth of July crafts, and summer bucket list.
Bleeding Tissue Paper Fireworks Craft
Nothing says summer like fireworks! You will see fireworks for the 4th of July, summer fairs and festivals, vacations at Disney World, and more. So fireworks crafts are a great art project to add to your summer bucket list.
Plus, kids are naturally fascinated by fireworks! They are big, loud, colorful, and such a special event to celebrate as a family.
Kids will love this creative, unique, and fun-to-make craft for kids this summer. The unique use of bleeding tissue paper creates stunning results with endless possibilities!
Fireworks Craft for Kids
For this project you need:
Using crayons, draw various colored fireworks on the textured paint paper.
Encourage kids to draw fireworks of various sizes and colors. Using various hues of the same color in the same firework gives it a lot of great dimension.
White and vivid colors show up really well.
Cover the page with a sheet of bleeding tissue paper. Then mist with hose or water bottle until very wet.
Use a paper towel to remove the wet tissue paper and throw it in the garbage can. (Using a paper towel will help the color to not “bleed” on your hands.) Allow artwork to dry completely.
HINT 1 – The longer you leave on the paper, the more intense color you will get. Both these fireworks artwork were made with the same color tissue paper, but the one to the left was allowed to bleed color longer. We suggest leaving the tissue paper on your art project for 10-15 minutes.
HINT 2 – Make sure you smooth the bleeding tissue paper with your finger to leave no air bubbles or you will get the white streaks like the picture above to the left.
One other method we tried with really cool results was using cut up squares of bleeding tissue paper and scattering them on our project. We drenched with a mister and used a paper towel to scrape off the tissue paper.
This method made a beautiful fireworks in reverse kind of effect. We used tons of colors that mixed together to make some browns. Try using fewer colors in just a certain hue for a more controlled result without as much color mixing.
These fireworks art projects came out so beautifully. The colors were bold and dramatic and so colorful. We ended up making more than a dozen of these fun-to-make summer craft.