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Firework Night may be all about staying in rather than going out, so to add a bit of sparkle to your evening we’ve come up with some great crafts and makes for you and your little ones.

1) Fruit kebab rockets

Easy peasy and healthy as well.

What you need: Kebab sticks, fruit – we used grapes, blueberries and strawberries.

What you do: Simply load a kebab stick with a blueberry followed by a grape, followed by another blueberry and grape and one more blueberry and a grape, then top with a strawberry and voila! You have the perfect healthy bonfire night snack.

2) Scratch art fireworks

This will keep children occupied for at least twenty minutes. Make your own scratch paper for a perfect firework picture.



Crayons or oil pastels

Black acrylic paint

Washing up liquid

Paint brush


Colour in your sheets of paper with crayons, making sure they were as colourful as possible.

Mix the black paint with a good squirt of washing up liquid and a paint brush to colour over the crayon. You may need a second coat once the first is dried to make sure it’s fully covered.

Once your paint is completely dry use a kebab stick, cocktail stick or sharp edge (ask a grown up to help) to scrape your firework display.

3) Water jar fireworks

What you will need: a jam jar or similar, a small bowl, warm water, cooking oil, fork

What you need to do: fill the jar about ¾ full with warm water, mix a little of the oil with a few drops of food colouring together in the bowl, pour the mixture slowly into the jar with the water, watch as the fireworks begin!

4) Toffee apples

No bonfire night is complete sweet and sticky toffee apples.

What you will need: 550g sugar, 300ml water, six eating apples, skewers.

What you do: Gently heat the sugar and water in a pan until the sugar dissolves. Spear the apples with the skewers. Once the sugar has dissolved, turn up the heat and let the mixture boil until the mixture turns a delicious, caramel colour. Dip each apple into the caramel to coat, then place on a baking tray to cool for at least three hours. Enjoy!

5) S’mores

Simple and delicious. Perfect if you have a sweet tooth.

What you need: rich tea biscuits, the chocolate of your choice, marshmallows, foil.

What you need to do: cut out squares of tin foil big enough to wrap the delights in. Put one biscuit on each piece of foil and top with two chunks of chocolate and a marshmallow. Place the other biscuit on top and wrap tightly. Put the s’mores into the oven and warm through for four minutes, so that the chocolate and marshmallows are melted. Carefully remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before carefully peeling off the foil. A tasty treat for 5th November.

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Written by Ruby Higton

Here is Ruby and she is a digital marketer at YHA. She looks after all things social media, as well as content writing for and SEO. Her favourite YHA is YHA Perranporth.

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