This paper plate fireworks craft is the perfect way to ring in the New Year without any noise or pollution, but with lots of colors! Super easy & fun!
It’s the last few days of the year and soon we’ll be celebrating the New Year! Can you tell I’m excited? Well, I’m sure you are too, as is everyone else on the planet!
That’s the thing about New Year celebrations – it is something every single person on earth can enjoy since it applies across regions, races, cultures, languages, and more. It is the true unifier of all festivals and celebrations, and that’s why we love it so much!
I figured that it would be fun to find out how different parts of the world celebrated the start of the New Year, and here’s what I found:
- Australia – Watching fireworks over the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House
- Philippines – Serving 12 round fruits at midnight
- Denmark – Throwing plates at your friends’ doors
- Ireland – Banging loaves of Christmas bread against the walls
- Greece – Hanging an onion on the door after church on New Year’s Day
- Spain – Eating 12 grapes at midnight
- Haiti – Swapping pumpkin soup with neighbours
- Puerto Rico – Throwing buckets of water out the window
- Colombia – Placing three potatoes under each family member’s bed on New Year’s Eve
- Argentina – Shredding and throwing old paper on New Year’s Day
- Brazil – Jumping into the sea at midnight, and making seven wishes
- United States – Watching the ball drop on Times Square at midnight
All this sounds like so much fun! Now whether if you have fireworks in your area or not, we’ve got a way to bring fireworks inside your home – with a paper plate fireworks craft! This one is super easy and perfect for kids of all ages!
Paper Plate Fireworks Craft for New Year
- Plain white paper plate
- Construction paper in assorted colors – red, green, orange, yellow, and blue
- Paints in white, black, and orange
- Double-sided tape
How to make the Paper Plate Fireworks Craft:
1. Paint the paper plate completely black to make the night sky background of the paper plate fireworks craft. Make sure to cover the entire paper plate. Let it dry.
2. Once the black paint is dry, sprinkle white and orange paint into the paper plate. You can do this by applying some paint on the brush and gently tapping it all over the paper plate. Keep it aside.
3. Take the colored papers and cut circles of different sizes from them.
4. Fold each circle into halves, and then once more, so you end up with quarters as shown in the image below.
5. Holding the folded quarter-circle as is, cut thin strips, taking care to stop just before you reach the corner – do not cut all the way. You should end up with a fringed appearance.
6. Unfold all the ‘fringed’ circle quarters. You should now have these fireworks shapes for our paper plate fireworks craft.
7. Now it’s time to assemble the paper plate fireworks craft! Gather the fireworks shapes, the paper plate, and double-sided tape.
8. Using the double-sided tape, stick the fireworks on the paper plate night sky. Let some of the circles overlap each other for a more natural effect.
9. That’s it, your paper plate fireworks craft is ready! If you like, you can stick some number stickers at the bottom to show the New Year.
There really is nothing much to make this paper plate fireworks craft other than a little painting and some cutting – that’s it! Kids of all ages can do it, although the younger ones may need some help from Mom and Dad. If you’re having a New Year’s party at home, this is a fun way to keep the little ones occupied while the adults sip on drinks and chat. After all, everyone should have fun as they bring in the New Year, shouldn’t they?
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