Shake some ice cream sprinkles on white paper. (I think you need actual ice cream sprinkles and not cake sprinkles.)
Mist lightly with water.
Or not, depending on the artist's preference.
Wah lah! Safe and quiet fireworks!
Our books:We checked out Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney! from the library and it is the perfect book for preschoolers: amazing illustrations and short rhyming text. It really does feel like the 4th of July. Jenny rides her bike through town and sees people preparing for the parade, celebrating new citizenship, getting ready to give speeches, and having a picnic. I'm bummed that it's out of print and the prices on Amazon are outrageous. I'd really like to own a copy of this book.
Apple Pie Fourth of July is about a girl who cannot make her Chinese parents understand that people will not buy their food on the 4th of July. Nobody wants egg rolls or chow mein today. They are too busy watching the parade and eating apple pie. But she's in for a surprise!
*I came up with this idea when I saw a wet paper towel by the sink. It had sprinkles from a donut on it and the sprinkles had started to bleed color onto the paper towel. If you ask me, stuff like that is just one more reason not to stress about a messy house. Then again, maybe I'm just looking for excuses...
Linking to Being a Concious Parent, ABC and 123, Ginger Snap Crafts, Kids Get Crafty, It's Playtime!, Mom on Timeout, Sun Scholars, Living Life Intentionally, The Sunday Showcase, Show and Share Saturday, Connect-A-Blog, Link & Learn