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First, gather loads of Queen Anne's lace (a wildflower with a white blossom). Give each child a sheet piece of dark blue or black construction paper. Pour various light-colored tempera paints into shallow plates. Invite children to gently dip the blossoms face down into the paint, then use those blossoms to "stamp" fireworks onto the paper. Children can also gently brush their blossoms on the paper to create streaming fireworks.


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