Make A Bonfire Night Sky Display

A fun, messy and creative group activity for children over the age of two, to create a bonfire night display.

You will need:

  • Large sheets of black paper
  • Paint brushes or tooth brushes
  • Bright or luminous paint
  • Selotape


Tape several pieces of black paper together, and place them on the floor, tape side down. Pour the paints into trays and give the children a choice of paint brushes or tooth brushes to paint with. Dip the brush into the paint and flick the paint onto the black paper. If using the tooth brush you may need to run your finger over the bristles towards yourself to make the paint flick. Flick a range of colours onto the paper to create a bright picture. Once dry attach the black paper to the wall to create a bonfire night display or to use as a backing for other bonfire night pictures.

Areas of learning covered:

  • Creative development
  • Personal and Social development
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