I have to admit...I'm that mom that freaks out over sparklers. They just make me nervous! I was never allowed to have them growing up, and now they just make me antsy with little ones around.
Last year, we decided to get crafty and make our own fireworks. We attempted straw painting. I think our paint was too thick...
We also made these, and they were a hit! Some sparkly pipe cleaners, some craft sticks and little hot glue...DONE! Easy peasy, and lots of fun to run around with.
This year I've been looking for other fun alternatives to sparklers and, as usual, the Kid Blogger Network did not leave me wanting! Here are some of my favorites:
super simple: Star Wands from Our Arts 'n' Things
A little fancy: Patriotic Spirit Wands from Buggy and Buddy
Great for itty bitties: Fireworks in a Bottle from No Twiddle Twaddle
Want more crafty holiday goodness? There are over 30 ideas, all from KBN bloggers here on my pinboard: 4th of July with the Kid Blogger Network
Be blessed, and be safe!