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make some fireworks!

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a recipe by
Melanie Ross
Rumford, ME

Any patriotic holiday needs the wardrobe to match, and this kid-friendly craft creates a beautiful fireworks display (with no need to cover your ears).

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Ingredients For make some fireworks!

  • solid-color t-shirt
  • a piece of cardboard
  • fabric paints
  • water
  • drinking straws

How To Make make some fireworks!

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    Begin with a solid-color T-shirt (we like classic white). Prepare a work surface by laying down newspapers, and place a piece of cardboard inside the T-shirt to prevent paints from soaking through.
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    Next, dilute colorful fabric paints with water. Place paint on the T-shirt and use drinking straws to blow it in all directions, creating colorful explosions. Afterward, let the shirt dry and follow the paint's instructions for setting, which can include ironing or tumble-drying.