Image Credit: Vadim Sadovski
Guy Fawkes Night, sometimes called Bonfire Night or Fireworks Night, is celebrated on November 5th in the UK. It commemorates the failure of Guido (Guy) Fawkes and a group of Catholic co-conspiritors to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London, killing the Protestant King James I and many of his supporters.
How typically British to celebrate a failure! The scheme, which took place in 1605, became known as the Gunpowder Plot, King James lived and Guy Fawkes and his fellow plotters were sentenced to death.
So every November the fifth we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night by letting off fireworks, lighting a bonfire and burning an effigy, called a Guy. It may simply represent Guy Fawkes himself, or that year's most unpopular person.
Why not celebrate this night with some fun craft activities, along with some suggestions for tasty treats to eat at your Guy Fawkes Night party.
Have some retro fun with this scratch paper firework art project, with instructions on how to make your own scratch paper too.
Bring the bonfire indoors safely with this campfire craft.
This unusual bonfire craft uses coloured rice and colourful craft lolly sticks.
Love the way this firework artwork uses the Houses of Parliament as a feature.
These rockets use a recycler's favourite - toilet rolls.
eParenting's Guy Fawkes Night Colouring Pictures are free to download and print off.
Puzzle fans will love this free printable Guy Fawkes Night Wordsearch
These spectacular Firework Cookies look delicious, and the presentation is perfect.
Oh my, these Sizzling Sausage Rockets are the safest type of 'bangers' to have on fireworks night.
These tasty Marshmallow "Sparklers" look delicious, and are perfect for eating with gloves on if the night is chilly.
These fun fireworks cookies will taste even better after an afternoon spent decorating them. Yum!
Excellent advice on this printable firework safety poster.
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