Materials for drawing fireworks
- White paper
How to make crazy crayon circles
Crazy crayon circles (or fireworks) are a simple, fun art project for kids of all ages. Consider using black paper and metallic markers or chalk to make fireworks in a night sky!
Step 1- Five dots
Use a crayon and make 5 random dots on a white peice of paper. Spread the dots out. These will be the center of the fireworks. Also fair to note that five dots is simple suggestion, use as many or as few dots as you’d like!
Step 2- Zig zag with crayons
Begin zig zagging around each dot with a crayon. This technique works with any coloring tool, but crayons are so readily available. Use patterns or draw crazy rainbow fireworks. Consider doing one circle in warm colors and one in cool colors. Or use red and white and blue for patriotic fireworks!
Step 3- Fill the paper with fireworks
Continue zig zaging around each circle until the paper is covered. When the circles start colliding, decide which circles (or fireworks) will go in front and which ones will go behind. The picture below is a crazy circle firework I made when I was a kid and my mom framed!
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Comments & Reviews
LOVE this idea!! It would be so easy to customize with a color palette for each child's room.
Maria Gridley says
Thats so great! 🙂 I used to make those when I was a kid too.. just when ever I was bored in class.. LOL And I would do a full page.. I never thought about showing the idea to my kids to do.. but how fun. I bet they would love it. 🙂 Yours looks great framed! 🙂
Hi, this post bought back lots of memories about doing these in my childhood too. So I did them again – then I took one of my crazy circles and turned it into a crayon batik. I mentioned this post in my instructions which are @ http://www.papercraftsforchildren.com/2010/07/14/paper-and-crayon-batik/.
My daughter would love this! Controlled scribbling. Awesome!
This looks super cool. My son would love this!
Neato! I hope my daughter's down for this project because I want to make one, too!