Halloween has been and gone and Bonfire Night on 5th November is fast approaching, excitement is building again in our household or maybe it’s all those Halloween ‘treats’.
Here is a great activity for children of all ages to get them in the mood for Bonfire Night.
Make a Blow Paint Firework or Bonfire picture
You will need
- Coloured paper or card
- Runny paints in various colours
To make your pictures
- Place spots of paint of various sizes and colours on your paper/card.
- Use a straw to blow the spots of paint in various directions to make the fireworks or the flames of the bonfire.
- Put different colours next to each other so that they mix together to make some great effects.
- When you are happy with your picture let it dry then add some glue and sprinkle with glitter to make your fireworks sparkle.
We all love Bonfire Night, keeping warm by a nice bonfire, watching stunning and often noisy fireworks and eating lots of party food, sweets and treats (click here for some delicious Bonfire Recipes) but …
don’t forget the Wildlife in your garden on Bonfire Night
At this time of year hedgehogs, frogs, toads and newts are looking for a nice, cosy, warm and safe place to hibernate and to them your bonfire looks ideal so a few hours before your party and before it goes dark have a good look inside and at the bottom of your bonfire to check for any creatures and move them to a safe area of your garden.
Position your firework display away from trees and hedges where birds may be roosting.
Make sure that your pets are kept indoors as fireworks are a common phobia for dogs and cats as they often find the loud noises and bright lights frightening. Provide a safe and quiet place for them to hide, keep curtains and windows closed and leave the TV on or play music to mask the load bangs.
and your safety
Fireworks and bonfires can be very dangerous if care is not taken so click here for advice on bonfire and firework safety and follow the firework code.
Have a happy, safe and fun Bonfire Night.