You don’t have to wait until Bonfire Night to make a colourful firework picture. It’s much safer than the real thing, and the paint splashes will light up your child's face.

What you need

A large sheet of paper

Some straws

Paint

Water

Benefits

Developing coordination

Understanding cause and effect

Experimenting with creative play

How long will it take?

15 mins

What to do

  1. Dilute some paint with a bit of water and help your toddler make colourful blobs on the paper.

    paint and cups
  2. Gently blow the blobs of paint with the straw – the colours will spread out like magic to make splashy stars.

    straw blowing paint on paper