You could create a bonfire picture together, with sesame seeds, peanuts or popcorn thrown in. (Remember to check for any food allergies or intolerances first)
- Black piece of paper
- Red, orange, yellow and white paint (non-toxic)
- Plates (hand-size or bigger)
- Water and / or wipes
- Coloured tissue paper and / or leaves
- Twigs and / or pipe cleaners
- Sesame seeds
Glue and / or sticky tape
- Decide which way up you want your paper (to create either a tall or a wide bonfire).
- Stick your pipe cleaners or twigs to the bottom of paper in the centre to symbolise logs.
- Pour your paint into a plate and then place a hand in it, covering the palm, thumb, and fingers.
- Create a palm print on the paper, with the bottom of your palm on the twigs and your thumb and fingers spread and stretching upwards. You could try a hand under hand approach for any children who dislike getting their hands messy or sticky.
- Wash or wipe your hand and repeat the above steps with different colours, as many times as you like.
- Before the paint dries, sprinkle sesame seeds onto the paint to give it some texture. You can also glue on pieces of tissue paper or leaves for extra texture as well as peanuts to really add to the sensory appeal.
- Wait until it dries, then explore how it looks and feels!