Fireworks are exciting, and they always succeed in bringing out the child in me! All those wonderful bursts of colors, sounds and smells just work to create an experience like none other. However I have reservations about my toddlers using fireworks due to dangers of accidents and burns. It’s tricky, when you have various occasions around the year that call for celebrations with fireworks like New Year’s Eve, 4th July, Diwali, Bonfire Night,Sports Events wins or even birthdays. We are always looking for fun, flame free, kid friendly ideas without losing out on the color and excitement, and we landed on crafts! We scoured the best of the World wide web to bring to you 15 Sparkling Fireworks Craft Ideas for Kids – fun without fire!
15 Sparkling Fireworks Craft Ideas for Kids
1.Firework Poppers for Kids
Sugar bee crafts has come up with these easy little firework poppers that are perfect for little hands. Do get the kids involved to make them. When it’s time to pop them, they are bound to be thrilled! And the best part is that these poppers are pretty simple to make.
2. Popsicle Stick Fireworks
Blast off with this cute Popsicle Stick Fireworks Kid Craft idea from Glued to my crafts blog. All you need are plain Popsicle sticks and colored paper – make them in different colors for extra fun!
3. Fireworks in a Jar
If you have a little one who is fascinated with colors and fireworks, this simple science experiment from the Joys of boys is for you. Watch those fireworks do magic in a glass jar – this is super thrilling!
4. Sparkler Firework Craft
If like me, you are hesitant to let toddlers hold a sparkler due to possible accidents and burns, then do consider this easy Sparkler firework craft idea by Kids Craft room. These play sparklers have a lovely crackling sound to them too that makes the firework experience all the more life-like!
5. Cable Tie Firework Sculptures
We loved making these zip tie (cable tie) firework sculptures from Mum in the Mad House. Just look at how beautiful they are! Such a fun use of zip ties in arts and crafts!
6. Cup Cake Liner Fireworks Craft
Make colorful fireworks that seem to burst off the page using cupcake liners via this idea from A Little Pinch of Perfect . Kids can choose to use red, white, and blue, or any colorful selection of cupcake liners to craft with. You could always add glitter to make those fireworks shine.
7. Pop-Up Firework Craft
This simple pop up firework craft – using the black paper, ribbons and other crafty items – puts a huge smile on our faces. Find the full tutorial at Kids Craft room – we’re loving the mix of colors.
8. Kids Fireworks Craft Using a Fork
Have your kids make these cool fork firework prints! This doesn’t require any prep work either so if you have a fork in your kitchen drawer, pull it out and have some fun with this fork art project from Crafty Morning!
9. DIY Noise Free Fire Cracker Craft
A simple yet elegant craft activity from our own archives – Noise Free Firework Rockets. Let these colorful crackers give out some sparkles as they whizz through your home!
10. Shaving Cream Fireworks
These Shaving Cream Fireworks paintings are just as fun to make as they are to display! From toddlers to preschoolers, all kids would love this cool process art project. It’s messy fun and doesn’t need very many supplies.
11. Toilet Paper Rolls Fireworks Painting
We love using toilet paper rolls for crafts. For this one all you need to do is cut the ends of an empty roll and dip it in paint! Learning 4 Kids has detailed instructions on how you can do this simple craft.
12. Fireworks Ring Craft
Make fireworks rings! These are pretty cool and all you need is pipe cleaners. Fantastic Fun and Learning shows us how to make these wearable fireworks – perfect for a New Year’s eve party!
13. Last Minute Fireworks Wand
Laly Mom shows us how to make these deceptively simple last minute fireworks wands with cellophane sheets, drinking straws and an up-cycled pouch caps We love that it is possible to have a fun fireworks experience — minus the fire with the above ideas. Do try out these sparkling Fireworks craft ideas and let us know which ones are a hit with the little ones.
14. Wet Chalk Fireworks Craft
Crafty Morning has an interesting wet chalk fireworks craft, using sidewalk chalk and black chart paper. You can also use plain chalk to create this craft as well. Great for the little ones in the family too!
This fireworks salt art from Busy Mommy Media makes for pretty wall art to hang in kids’ rooms this time of the year. The combination of bright colors on the dark background looks lovely and very realistic too!
Now you needn’t feel deprived about missing out on the fun of fireworks! Just gather your craft supplies and create some fun firework crafts of your very own, and welcome the New Year in style!