Do you love fireworks? Both children and adults have enjoyed them for centuries.
In fact, it's believed that fireworks were first developed in China between 600 and 900 AD. Today, China is the world's largest manufacturer and exporter of fireworks.
It's fun and easy to create your own paper version of a fireworks display. Read on to find out how!
Empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls
Paper plates (or another surface to mix paint on)
Cut narrow slits around one end of the paper roll. Flatten the cut pieces into a circle. This will be your fireworks stamp.
Pour some paint onto the paper plates. You can use one color, or swirl two different colors.
Gently dip your fireworks stamp into the paint, then lightly press it on the construction paper. Do this as many times as you like!
How does your fireworks display look? You can share it with us on social media using the hashtag #ilearnbecause.
Now, how about a little science?
Have you ever wondered how different colors of fireworks are made? The answer is by using various metal and salt compounds. When these compounds are burned, they create flames in different colors. Let's look at some common compounds used in making fireworks:
Red | Strontium Carbonate
Orange | Calcium Chloride
Yellow | Sodium Nitrate
Green | Barium Chloride
Blue | Copper Chloride
In this video from Socratica Kids, you’ll learn about the invention of fireworks and how modern fireworks actually work.
Enjoy your beautiful fireworks painting, and have a safe, happy, and learning-filled summer! For more fun DIY projects, click here.