Crafts, DIY, Holidays

Kid-Friendly Sparklers

Happy Fourth of July, Fellow Americans! Before you fire up those bottle rockets and roman candles, don’t forget to let the little ones in on the action.sparklerscover

These kid-friendly sparklers are super easy to make and little digits will remain attached to little hands.

I don’t remember much about the Fourth of July as a 3-year-old– just a bunch of grown-ups talking in hushed voices about dangerous things. There may have been a few car rides from Massachusetts to more firework-friendly New Hampshire. I learned about “China” not because my ancestors came from there, but because the good stuff was made there. I also learned the difference between “legal” and “illegal.”

This Fourth of July project can be completed with a quick, not-at-all-shady trip to the craft store.


  • Shredded foil paper
  • Craft tape
  • Paper straws

Last year we made these with take-out chopsticks and construction paper. This year we went flashy. Which I feel is just a little more American.sparklerscover3


Grab small clumps of foil paper (about 10 strands each color).

Fold and attach to paper straw with tape.sparklerscover2

Shake ’em like they’re hot!  Happy Birthday, America!

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