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Bonfire Night Creations

Bonfire Night is fast approaching and with the weather we have been having lately; it would be wise to wrap up warm. However, if you would prefer to stay indoors with the fire on, then here are a few activities to keep you and your children busy.

Bonfire FireworksMarble Painting can be a quick activity to set up by using things that you already own; making it, pretty much, free. The final outcome is an explosion of colours resembling fireworks. It is a great craft for children of all ages. But maybe you would prefer something more visual? Water Fireworks! For these all you need is a jar, water, food colouring and a little bit of oil. It is a really good experiment and the kids will love watching it! Alternatively, if you have no jar to hand you can use a tray with milk on; creating Milk Fireworks.

BonfireWhy not create some Edible Sparklers for the children to play around with? These sprinkle covered chocolate fingers taste and look great. They take no time at all to make and are reasonably cheap. However, if you are wanting more of a treat then try baking these Bonfire Cupcakes. They look delicious and we have no doubt they taste the same too!

Create your own bonfire – on card! These vibrant pictures would be perfect to put up inside the house to make it feel cosy. For more fun; get the children to paint their hands instead of putting the paint on the card.

With a few alterations (such as adding orange, red and yellow) these Fourth of July Confetti Popper Rockets would be perfect for a little challenge.

If you are going out to your local Bonfire & Firework Display here are a few safety tips to keep you and your children safe. Remember your pets too! Most animals do not like loud noises such as fireworks as it frightens them.

About the author: Zoë Tolley

Zoe Tolley
Zoë is a recent addition to our team as a Business Apprentice who aspires to go on to Business Management in the future. She also manages to fit in being a Playworker, for Breakfast and After School Club, and therefore brings a lot of energy and interesting new ideas to the office.

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