Our executive producer Marchelle taught us some fun Fourth of July themed crafts that are easy to do with your kids! First up was fireworks in a jar. While she said it’s fun no matter what, the magic really happens when the lights are out, you have a black light, and neon paint!

Grab a mason jar and fill it up 3/4 of the way. Put in three tablespoons of olive oil, 3 to 5 dots of food coloring (neon works best). Give it a minute, then watch the colors come down, “bursting”!

Next are clever ways to do fireworks on paper with paint. One uses a toilet paper roll, another uses a fork! Easy to follow along with, try them this holiday weekend!

Deena Manzanares
Deena Marie Manzanares is a Utah native, but lived in NYC for a few years while attending the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Locally, she has worked as a professional actor for years in both stage and film.