This Salt Painted Sparklers Craft has to be one of my favorite 4th of July crafts. It’s a stunning, bright, creative, and one of a kind art process for Independence Day. Plus, salt painting is just fun. It’s a great way to build excitement for the holiday.
When I was a kid, the sparklers were always my favorite part of July 4th. To be honest, I was scared of the bigger fireworks. But sparklers I could do. They were safe, no big booms, and the colorful sparks were mesmerizing. I love this sparkler craft because it brings back that feeling.
Make Sparklers with Salt Painting
To make our July 4th salt painted sparklers you will need black cardstock, the heavier the better. You will also need other colors of paper to make the sparkler stick.
The reminder of the supplies include watercolors, table salt, scissors, and glue.
Salt Painted Sparklers Craft Supplies Needed
- Cardstock – black, various colors
- Watercolor paints
July 4th Salt Paint Sparklers Step by Step Directions
Begin by cutting a sheet of black cardstock in half. The thicker the better for the black cardstock to stand up to the watercolors.
You will also need to cut a very thin strip of another color of cardstock for the sparkler stick.
Glue the thin strip coming from the side of the black card.
Now, use glue to make lines coming from the tip of the sparkler stick. Make the lines in various sizes.
Once you’ve made all the lines, completely cover the glue in salt.
Shake off all the excess salt. We funneled our excess salt into a little bowl to reuse on another sparkler.
Next, load your watercolor onto a paintbrush. Gently press the watercolors into the salt. The paint will bleed through the salt and blend the colors together.
Continue painting the sparklers with your colors of choice until your sparklers are all set.
It’s so much to play with color combinations. Red and blue is a great choice for July 4th, but the yellows and purples really pop, too.
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More July 4th Crafts for Kids
For more fun 4th of July craft ideas, be sure to see our Crayon Resist Patriotic Stars, Glitter Fireworks, Cardboard Roll Stamped Stars, and our Coffee Filter Watercolor Fireworks Craft. Then check out even more of our July 4th crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!