Firework Window Display

Create your own stunning firework display for a window or a classroom wall display. This is a simple and achievable activity for children to enjoy, using coloured paper plates and ready-cut stars to make a range of colourful firework shapes.

Skill Level


Time to Make

45 minutes + drying time for glue.

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Open out a star card. Cut across the fold in the middle to make a point, so the star has 5 points. Place the star onto some scrap paper then lightly brush with glue. Sprinkle glitter over the surface of the star, shake off any excess to re-use and leave to dry. Make more glittery stars in the same way.
  2. Use large paper plates as the backgrounds for your fireworks. Cut around the edges of the plates to make zigzags or starburst shapes or try glueing smaller plates into the middles.
  3. To make a firework tail, cut out a curved shape from the edge of a plate, brush lightly with glue then add glitter. Add glue to the thin end of the tail then stick it to the reverse side of a firework background and leave to dry.
  4. Glue the glittery card stars in the middle of the firework backgrounds with coloured self-adhesive foam stars to decorate.
  5. Press sticky dots around the edge of the paper plate backgrounds then arrange the fireworks in a window.

Top Tip

To display the fireworks in a window so they face outwards, leave an area around the edges without any glitter, so the sticky dots can be fixed securely onto the front of the paper plate backgrounds. Alternatively, for a wall display, press sticky dots onto the back.

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