Get ready for fireworks season! Even when there aren’t fireworks in the sky, you can still make your own with this spectacular Paper Plate Cupcake Liner Fireworks Craft!
High up in the dark night sky, under the stars but over a skyline of skyscrapers, are an explosion of cupcake liner fireworks. With a base of black paint over a blue wax-coated paper plate, when a white pen is used to make the buildings some of the paint comes off with it. This shows just a bit of blue underneath, leaving a really neat effect. The perfect scene for cupcake liner fireworks!
For more fun patriotic crafts for Memorial Day or Independence Day, be sure to also check out our Glitter Fireworks, Cardboard Roll Uncle Sam Craft, Paper Bag Flag, and our Cardboard Roll Fireworks Craft.
To make our Paper Plate Cupcake Liner Fireworks Craft you will need dinner size blue wax coated paper plates, though regular white plates would work as well without the blue effect. Also needed are colorful cupcake liners, black paint, a white pen, scissors, and a glue stick.
Paper Plate Cupcake Liner Fireworks
- Blue paper plates
- Black acrylic paint
- White marker or paint pen
- Cupcake liners – red, blue, yellow
- Glue stick
Begin by painting your blue plate with thin layer black paint.
Again, if yours has a wax coating, which you will need to get the effect ours has but a plain white plate will still look amazing. But with the wax coating, make sure the paint dries completely so it doesn’t just simply wipe off when working with it.
Now, take a white marker or paint pen and draw buildings.
For our white marker, we press the marker tip to get more paint. In doing so, we can tap it to create a paint splatter starry sky through the buildings. Or simply make dots with the marker or paint pen.
Take a cupcake liner and make slits all the way around, down to the inner circle. Make the slits as close together as possible.
Then scrunch the cupcake liner in your hand.
Unfold the cupcake liner carefully, leaving most of the folds and crunches in tact.
Glue, color side up, above the buildings.
Continue for the rest of the fireworks.
Such a great craft for one of our favorite parts of summer! Be sure to check out more of our patriotic crafts for July 4th and Memorial Day at Our Kid Things!