I am so excited to announce and share that Mine for the Making will now have monthly content contributors! I have hand picked some of my favorite ladies who inspire me in so many ways. They will be stopping by once a month to share a piece of their talent and creativity and expertise with you. Today I’d like to introduce you to my bloggy bestie, Michelle of Delicate Construction. She is our Kids Crafts contributor and she is seriously FULL of awesome ideas for the kiddos. Today she is sharing a Patriotic Popper Painting activity for Teach Me Tuesday!
Hi everyone!! This is Michelle from Delicate Construction and I am so excited to be a contributor at one
of my favorite blogs! Me and Kara go waaaaayyyyy back, like we have been reading each other’s blogs
for years and years so this is just so awesome that we can come together in this new way! I am going to
come on over here and share fun ideas for projects you can do with the littles and this month I thought
we would have fun with a spin on the standard patriotic craft for the fourth of July!
Doesn’t this Patriotic Popper Painting look fun?! I live in San Diego and fireworks are illegal, granite I could just drive like an hour
and a half or so away if I really wanted to buy some, but I am not for breaking the law as a general rule
so the closest thing we get to that here are these fun little party poppers. You can get them most places
and especially party supply stores. I also grabbed a couple of our tempera paints from our classroom,
since this is fun for 4th.
Then I got to setting up the art area in the driveway, I laid out a good amount of butcher style paper and
then a 12×12 square of white paper on top.
Once the area was ready, I prepped the poppers, no here is the important part- you have do to this one
at a time. I just put a little bit of paint on the end that the streamers shoot out of and then point it at the
paper and pull the string.
You will get the feel for how it works as you do the first couple of them, I aimed at the edge of the paper
closest to me because the paint was going further across the paper that way>
Also use CAUTION because these are poppers that should be shot AWAY from people and faces and
animals and so on. If you have older children who you would let do this on their own anyways, them
they are probably fine to do this project on their own as well. But, obviously, I would not let my four
year old do this on her own so I held the popper in position and then let her pull the string. She had a
I think that this would be such a fun project to do any time but especially fun for 4th
just think about how fun it would be for a group of kids at a BBQ, you could even run large butcher
paper across a fence and have a different perspective. If multiple kids are doing it, I would definitely
recommend eye protection and lots of adult supervision!
Thank you so much Kara for letting me invade your blog for the day and I hope that you all have fun with
this project! My daughter loved it and can’t wait to do it again!