Fourth of July wouldn't what it is without fireworks. Have you ever wondered how fireworks are made? How can they all be different shapes and colors? Watch this video to find out.

If you're still super curious and want to know more about the chemistry of fireworks, check out this video by a fireworks expert.

You can become more of a fireworks expert by studying this infographic.

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There are two categories of fireworks:

  • Display fireworks used by professional pyrotechnians
  • Consumer fireworks used by untrained buyers

Each state has different laws about firework use to keep people and property safe. Visit the American Pyrotechnic Association website below and read a summary of the laws for your state. In the comments section, summarize the law for consumer fireworks where you live.

State Law Directory

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Art Project: Firework Cityscape

Apply what you've learned about the shapes, sizes and colors of fireworks to create a Firework painting.

Gather the following supplies and read through the complete instructions before starting. When you finish, take a photo for your creation and write a detailed description about it. Share it 2 way.

  • Upload to Instagram and tag it #onlineunitstudies #4thofjuly @techiehomeschoolmom
  • Upload your picture to your family's "Online Unit Studies" Pinterest board.

Supplies needed:

  • Dark-colored construction paper, including black
  • Bright-colored tempera paint
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Straws
  • Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glitter glue
  • Glue
  • Container or bowl of water
  • Paper plate or palette
  • Paper towels

Click through to My Kids Adventures for directions for your Fireworks Painting. Use these instructions as a guide, but feel free to be creative and add your own touch.

How to Paint Fireworks With Your Kids

Do your kids like to watch fireworks? Want to try out a new painting technique? Create the explosive effects of fireworks with this fun and easy art project. Your one-of-a-kind piece of art will capture a spectacular nighttime display. In this article I'll show you how to use a fun,