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Firefighter Crafts

Updated on October 7, 2014

What Do Firefighters Do?

Most little boys love fire engines and fire trucks and fire fighters. And usually little girls are awed by them too. Who wouldn't be? They're big and read and loud and they help keep us safe!

Teach kids about those fire trucks and the firefighters who use them with these fun crafts. Several of the crafts and activities focus on fire safety.

Teach kids about the importance of fire safety using the information in the links below. Then download this Junior Fire Marshal Certificate courtesy of USFA FEMA to reward their hard work learning about how to respect fire.

Teach Fire Safety

Teach children about

fire and heat in your daily life.

Show them that you must use pot holders to handle hot pans on the stove or in the oven.

When you cook, discuss safety with them and let your child get the pot holders for you.


Do you have a little one to share these crafts with?

Very old fire truck courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.
Very old fire truck courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.

Image Credit: The Graphics Fairy

Firefighter Crafts

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Fighting Fires -- Crafts for Preschoolers - Start teaching fire safety to young children

Check out these links to make some fun firefighter crafts like these:

~ create a firefighter mural

~ make a fireman hat

~ make firefighter friends

~ make a statue of liberty crown using a visor

~ use an activity sheet to learn about firefighters and more

Firefighter Toys for Preschoolers

Little boys (and girls!) love pretending to be a fireman! Their very own fire truck and fireman hat or outfit will help playtime come alive!

Safety First!

Teach kids about fire safety with these fun activities.

Teach Fire Safety - Books, Stickers, and Badges

Fire safety is important for everyone. Teach young children about being responsible with fire with these books. Reward good behavior with a fire marshal badge or sticker!

Make Five Little Firemen

Using Your Hands

This easy craft is perfect for all ages.

~ Start with a sheet of paper and red craft paint.

~ Pour the red paint on a paper plate so the kids can place their hands (palm side down) in the paint.

~ Next, they carefully stamp the paper with their hand to make a palm print. Add little hands near the top of the fingers with red paint.

~ Let the paint dry.

~ In the meantime, cut out little firemen hats from red or yellow construction paper. You'll need five for each palm print.

~ When the paint is dry, glue the hats to the top of each finger tip. Draw a face on each person (finger) with a black fine tip marker.

~ Use the marker to draw a fire hose reaching from the pinky fireman to the thumb. Connect the hose at each fireman's hands. Add a nozzle at the end.

~ Use a blue marker or crayon to draw water spraying out of the hose.

Fire Fighter Coloring Books - Learn About Fireman

Fire fighter coloring books show all the things a fireman does in his job: preparing the fire engine and keeping it supplied, driving to fires, handing emergencies (not just fires), and of course, putting out fires. Teach safety and fire prevention with these hands-on coloring books.

Firefighter Games and Puzzles - for older children

These fun fire-related activities will keep older kids occupied and learning more about heat and fire.

Smoke Alarms

When you change or test the batteries in your smoke alarms, ask the child to help you.


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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Little boys will definitely go crazy over these items!

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      5 years ago

      I know a fella who bought and drives an antique fire truck from the county he used to reside. That's a guy who has not let go of his passion for firefighting vehicles. He is also a mechanic so keeps it in tip-top shape.

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      David Stone 

      5 years ago from New York City

      One of my favorite childhood toys was a bright red firetruck. I can relate.

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      5 years ago

      This is a really cute page and it reminded me that I took the old batteries out of my smoke alarm and forgot to replace them with new thanks! :)

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      Darcie French 

      5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      An awesome page for little boys who love firefighters

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Having grandchildren just opens up a whole new world doesn't it? I can't wait to explore crafts like this when I get some. :)

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      Bonfire Designs 

      6 years ago

      Everything is great with a red fire helmet on! Such a neat way to start teaching safety and doing things right without kids even knowing they are learning! Thanks for encouraging fire prevention education too!

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      6 years ago

      So many great ideas here! Cool lens!

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      6 years ago

      I'm still awed by firefighters and what they do and this is precious, I love the old time fire engine!


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