Last year we made the typical glitter fireworks, using black paper, glue and glitter. I loved it. The kids loved it. But I wanted to try something different this year. It didn't really work like I had hoped, but I'm sharing it anyway. It all started when I saw this wonderful painting made with cut straws over on Putti's World. But instead of using paint, we used glue. I cut the straws at one end into 4 strips. The kids dipped them in glue and dabbed their paper with the straw.
(If you want to make some Fourth of July party hats, check out the ones we made last year here!)