Broccoli Fireworks
Supplies: Paper, tempera paints, and broccoli.
Naomi and I have been doing a lot of paper exploring. Mainly Naomi. It’s hot outside, somewhat dreadfully hot & if you can manage to beat the heat it’s still hard to ignore the blood sucking mosquitoes that swarm human flesh…so, inside we have paper. Origami, collage, drawing, painting, stamping…we’ve been doing a little of everything.  
on black or dark paper might be a cool effect–more like the night sky.

The other day we discovered a fun Fourth of July activity–firework paper. While using a few stray pieces of broccoli that were lying around to stamp(doesn’t everyone leave broccoli lying around?) we found that holding them upright made a stamp that resembled fireworks! So, we covered white paper with red and blue fireworks & are prepared to use that paper for anything related to the 4th. We’ll be in PA for a family reunion–maybe name tags would be sweet? Ideas?

So, next time you DO have broccoli lying around pick it up and make some fireworks!


  • Melissa Posted June 25, 2011 2:12 pm

    I will dedicate all the broccoli that makes its way into my house to this project:) It's the one veggie I really don't like.

  • Joy Posted June 26, 2011 9:55 am

    Love it! We'll have to make some broccoli fireworks later this week. 🙂

  • school house oils Posted June 27, 2011 2:34 am

    don't like broccoli? i don't like the effects of it, but i LOVE to eat it!

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