Bonfire night crafting and baking fun

Bonfire night is a time of the year that can get you in the mood for crafting and baking, especially if you are not too keen on the fireworks and loud bangs as you can have bonfire fun in the house.

Cover the table and set out your craft equipment and supplies.  We had out on the Hours of Fun table

  • pipe cleaners
  • chalk
  • paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Coloured sand
  • Paper
  • Card
  • String
  • Straws
  • Lollypop sticks
Bonfire craft table
Bonfire craft table

Wax crayon pictures

  1. Colour a piece of white card in wax crayon.  Use bright colours and colour in the whole page.
  2. Using a black wax crayon or black paint – cover the page going over all the colours (if using paint let it dry before step 3)
  3. Scrap over the black using a lollypop stick to create firework effects.

Dont press too hard as you dont want to scratch off the coloured crayon, only the black. Try using different tools to scrap the black to create different shapes and effects.

Step 1 wax crayon picture
Step 1 wax crayon picture
Step 2 wax crayon picture
Step 2 wax crayon picture

 

 

Step 3 wax crayon picture
Step 3 wax crayon picture

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3 wax crayon picture
Step 3 wax crayon picture

Fun with paint

Using pieces of card and paint you can create some fantastic bonfire pictures.

  1. place a generous amount of paint in the middle of the piece of card and using a straw, blow down into the paint to cause it to spread out.  Try moving the straw in different directions to see what different effects you can make.  You can mix colours, however it is best to let each colour dry before adding the next one otherwise it can end up a mixed up mess!
  2. Get paint onto your paintbrush, then gently tap the brush so the paint spots onto the card.  If you do this on black card you can create a sky full of stars.
  3. Add glitter or coloured sand to the paint before it drys.  Spinkle the glitter or sand onto the wet paint and tip the card from side to side so the glitter or sand spreads out across the picture.
  4. Paint your piece of card with different colours, then using a piece of string move it around the wet paint to create swirls.  You can also dip the string in the paint then swirl this on your piece of card.
Paint splattering
Paint splattering
Paint swirling
Paint swirling
Glue and glitter blowing
Glue and glitter blowing

 

Chalk effects

Coloured chalk on black card or paper creates fantastic bonfire night pictures .  Draw your picture in chalk, then smudge the chalk using your finger, cotton wool or a pipe cleaner.  You can then add some glue spots and spinkle glitter or coloured sand over to add to the firework effect.

Chalk and glitter firework and paint blowing
Chalk and glitter firework and paint blowing
Chalk and glitter
Chalk and glitter
back sand & glitter firework & paint & glitter firework
back sand & glitter firework & paint & glitter firework

Bonfire fun in the kitchen

If you fancy making some bonfire night treats to eat after your bonfire crafting fun or whilst some of the paint dries, here are 3 ideas that some friends have made.

Cinder toffee, toffee apples and bonfire cupcakes.  Why not see what bonfire night cupcakes you can make using buttercream, glitter, chocolate, sprinkles and anything else you have yout cupboard.    You could bake cookies and decorate them with icing and edible glitter, adding popping candy gives the cookie and extra firework experience.

Vicky & Frankie's toffee apples
Vicky & Frankie’s toffee apples
Vicky & Frankie's cinder toffee
Vicky & Frankie’s cinder toffee
Ben's bonfire cupcakes
Ben’s bonfire cupcakes

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