Firework Craft for Kids with Egg Cartons to Celebrate

Learn how to make this EASY firework craft for kids to celebrate the 4th of July and New Year’s! They will love adding the 3D…

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Learn how to make this EASY firework craft for kids to celebrate the 4th of July and New Year’s! They will love adding the 3D egg carton fireworks to their art!

Firework crafts are one of our favorite to make to celebrate holidays like Independence Day and New Years. Fireworks come in all sorts of colors, shapes, and sizes making this craft great for kids of all ages because everyone’s firework craft can turn out different, and perfect!

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Learn how to make this EASY firework craft for kids to celebrate the 4th of July and New Year's! They will love adding the 3D egg carton fireworks to their art! #4thofjuly #independenceday #kidscraft

My little preschooler (Little Pup, age 2) loved sitting beside his older siblings (Little Dragon, age 8 and Little Tiger, age 10) making the same craft (he never likes to feel left out).

Kids making an Egg Carton Firework Craft #independenceday #kidscraft #kidsactivity

Why are Egg Carton Crafts Awesome?

Crafting with egg cartons is awesome because they give dimension to crafts, letting them pop off the page, and come to life! Another reason why crafting with egg cartons is awesome because you are teaching kids how to recycle and reuse things they have. Not to mention it also makes crafting inexpensive with one less thing you have to purchase!  

Egg Carton Firework Craft for Kids

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Learn how to make this EASY firework craft for kids to celebrate the 4th of July and New Year's! They will love adding the 3D egg carton fireworks to their art! #4thofjuly #independenceday #kidscraft

Supplies:

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  • Egg carton (We like to use Egg Lands Best egg cartons for crafting with because they are white, and easy for kids to cut on their own)
  • Acrylic Paint-affiliate link (Choose “firework” colors, we used red, blue, green, yellow, and purple)
  • Paintbrush
  • Black Cardstock (We like using cardstock paper for crafts because it is thicker and holds up to kid-crafting better)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Optional: Glitter

Directions:

For your convenience, you can watch our Video Tutorial and the directions can be printed towards the bottom of the post.

Use the paint and paintbrush or oil pastels to make the background of your craft by painting firework trails and sparkles. Your kiddos can get extra creative and use different colors and make different shapes and patterns. 

Preschooler making firework craft with egg cartons. #4thofjuly #kidscraft #newyears

Use scissors to cut out the egg cups from the egg carton. Depending on how thick your egg carton is, your kiddo may need help with this part. 

Now, turn the egg carton cup into a firework by cutting the edges. I told my kids to make points, by cutting out triangles. 

Use the paint and paintbrush to give your firework color and paint the inside and outside of the cups. 

Glue the egg carton fireworks onto the background. 

Learn how to make this EASY firework craft for kids to celebrate the 4th of July and New Year's! They will love adding the 3D egg carton fireworks to their art! #4thofjuly #independenceday #kidscraft

Optional: Use the glue and add some glitter to the craft to make the firework artwork really shine!

Learn how to make this EASY firework craft for kids to celebrate the 4th of July and New Year's! They will love adding the 3D egg carton fireworks to their art! #4thofjuly #independenceday #kidscraft

Print the Directions Here:

Firework Craft for Kids with Egg Cartons

Learn how to make this EASY firework craft for kids to celebrate the 4th of July and New Year's! They will love adding the 3D egg carton fireworks to their art!
Total Time15 mins
Keyword: Craft, Fourth of July, New Years

Materials

  • Egg carton (We like to use Egg Lands Best egg cartons for crafting with because they are white, and easy for kids to cut on their own)
  • Acrylic Paint or Oil Pastels (Choose "firework" colors, we used red, blue, green, yellow, and purple)
  • Paintbrush
  • Black Craft Paper (We like using cardstock paper for crafts because it is thicker and holds up to kid-crafting better)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Optional: Glitter

Instructions

  • Use scissors to cut out the egg cups from the egg carton. Depending on how thick your egg carton is, your kiddo may need help with this part. 
    Now, turn the egg carton cup into a firework by cutting the edges. I told my kids to make points, by cutting out triangles. 
    Use the paint and paintbrush to give your firework color and paint the inside and outside of the cups. 
    Use the paint and paintbrush to make the background of your craft by painting firework trails and sparkles. Your kiddos can get extra creative and use different colors and make different shapes and patterns. 
    Glue the egg carton fireworks onto the background. 
    Optional: Use the glue and add some glitter to the craft to make the firework artwork really shine!

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