I’ll never forget the terrible summer of my childhood when a severe drought caused a city wide ban on fireworks. All fireworks. For a kid, it was pretty awful. No sparklers, no black snakes…how could it be the Fourth of July without fireworks? Some ingenious parent in our neighborhood came up with a few alternate ideas for our annual block party which, I have to say, made that July survivable. Now that I’m the parent I recognize that have some indoor or non-fire fireworks is always a good idea, even if there’s not a drought. Very little kids who might be afraid of the sound can participate as can kids who just can’t wait and want to see some sparkles now! Here are a few of my current favorite fireworks crafts, perfect for getting you in the mood (or substituting the real thing) for Independence Day.
Fireworks In a Jar– 504 Main
This would have been such a perfect thing when my little ones were very small. Beautiful and ever-changing, this simple glitter jar really does bring fireworks to mind without the sound and smell and danger.
Dish Brush Firework– Sassy Dealz
These dish brush fireworks prints are so clever and so surprisingly realistic looking! I love them! You could really ramp up the fireworks look as well by using glitter paint for some of or all the brush strokes. So clever! And PS, these would make great art for patriotic party invitations!
Cup Cake Liner Fireworks– No Time For Flash Cards
Here’s a project that even the littlest artist can help with – Cupcake liner fireworks! How cute would these be strung into a banner or attached to the tops of skewers in a vase? This simple craft has a lot of visual impact and is so very fireworksy! Fantastic!
Do you have any indoor fireworks crafts or projects? Tell us about them! We’d love to post a picture on our Pinboards! And check out these and other Indoor Fireworks crafts on our Craft Trends Pinboard!