straw fireworks painting - Boston Moms

Straw fireworks are simple, great for all ages, and only require a few supplies!

Boston Moms contributor Shannon Gibson had a wonderful time creating this patriotic artwork with her little ones! 

Supplies Needed:

Flexible straws
Red and blue paint



Gather six or seven straws together. 

Stretch the bendable part of the straws out as far as they will go, and bend each one so it makes an “L” shape.

Gather the straws together and place tape around the long, straight parts of the straws to hold them together — you want the short ends of the straw to fan out. 

Dip the straws in the red paint and stamp the paper. 


Dip the straws in the blue paint and stamp the paper again.

Add some glitter to make your fireworks sparkle!

Boston Moms would love to hear your ideas! How do you plan to celebrate the 4th of July with your family? Tell us in the comments!

Boston Moms
Boston Moms is a rapidly growing community of moms in the Boston area, providing a collaborative parenting resource written and read by local moms. We are passionate about engaging with our readers online through mom-to-mom content + recommendations, and offline through our exciting local events that connect moms to each other and to local and national businesses they should know about!