Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) Preschool Craft: Firework Crayon Resist Painting

Probably the most famous aspect of the Chinese New Year celebrations is the fireworks associated with this holiday. However, before living in China, we could never have imagined just how many fireworks there would actually be.

For about a month around the holiday, people buy and set off fireworks all the time. The night of the new year, fireworks go off most of the night, with a huge explosion right at midnight.

We like to watch the fireworks from afar, but also did some firework crafts for my firework loving boys. This way we can enjoy them longer and more safely.
We've also done this activity around 4th of July, because that is when Fireworks are popular in America.

Chinese New Year or 4th of July Preschool Craft: Firework Crayon Resist Painting

  • Paper
  • Crayons
  • Black or dark blue watercolors
  1. Firmly color fireworks with crayons. Use some white and/or light colors for the most dramatic effects of the fireworks appearing.
  2. Paint over the fireworks with dark watercolors and watch as the crayon fireworks resist the paint and stand out against the night sky you painted.

This craft is from the Chinese New Year Activity Book. Enjoy this free downlaodale ebook for more Chinese New Year Activities Crafts, and Recipes.

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